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Friday, July 29, 2011

Perfect Day.

Perfect day. Full to the brim.

The word content has rung through my mind all day. They are content. I am content. We are content.

My parents always told us that they wanted their children to be content. It totally annoyed me when they'd say stuff like that at their birthdays or Mother's Day or whatever holiday it was. But I totally get it now. I am so thankful for contentment.

***

Used a gift card from a friend for some fun at an amusement park. {Even though we just bought the Groupon yesterday too. I guess that means we need to go back again soon!}

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The Frog Hopper was a favorite.

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And then we hit the splash pad. And we very well could have driven all the way from where we live to here just for the splash pad because they loved it so much. H's laugh and gigantic smile never left his face as he splashed and sprayed and pranced around.

{And I was a happy mama and felt so on top of it that I'd thrown their swim suits in the van just as we were leaving. Just. In. Case.}

I packed swimsuits but no lunch. Oops. Not sure how I forgot that these kids would probably get hungry at some point.

So I did what any mom in my position would do and let them have ice cream for lunch.
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Really.

H couldn't wait to tell J tonight that they had ice cream treats for lunch. {Non-dairy Sonic frozen treats to be exact!}


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I was craving time with just them, just my littles, this week. I've been feeling stretched thin and spread across too many people and things and feeling like they've been getting just the energy of mine that's left, instead of my best.

Some days, or weeks, or even hours, are better, but this week, I needed today.

***

Leaving the park this afternoon I expected to hear requests for more. More rides. More splashing. More treats.

And I didn't.

I was struck by how content and simply they were pleased. A couple rides. Some splashing. An ice cream treat.

In their eyes that all adds up to make a perfect day.
Happy weekend, friends.

{Those who won giveaways, your prizes will be coming soon. I put that on the backburner this morning...}

3 Comments:

Blogger Gina said...

Looks like they had a great time! What a great way to spend the day.

July 30, 2011 at 7:32 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

You are such a considerate mother. I think it's great that you even noticed that you weren't giving your kiddos your best and that you made the effort to change it. Kudos to you!

July 30, 2011 at 1:28 PM  
Anonymous Dadio said...

Nice nice day! love to all.

Dadio

July 31, 2011 at 7:54 PM  

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