Monday, June 14, 2010

The Perfect Day

We had such a wonderful family day today and I would not have changed one thing about it! We stayed in our small town (which believe me, there's not much of anything to do here!) and took a picnic to the park for lunch. We took Brooke to the store before that and let her pick out juice boxes and chips and she thought that was a lot of fun!

After lunch we walked down to this quiet little creek and let the girls throw rocks in the water and play. John even succeeded at teaching me how to skip rocks!! In the almost 7 years that we've been together he's never been able to get through to me until today. Lol! It was just picture perfect... There was nobody around but our little family of 4 and it was so quiet and tranquil. It's so nice to be able to go right down the road from our house and be able to still "get away."

As we walked back from the creek to the park there was a large pasture full of cows and John said, "Look at the cows, girls!" Do you know what Adrienne said?? "Moo!" Isn't that profound?? Haha! We've been trying to teach her what a cow says and finally she's learned!

As I was watching my girls today I was just amazed at how they are their own individuals. Brooke got splashed with a rock that John threw and cried, "I'm messy!!" And there sat my Adrienne covered from head to toe in dirt, mud, and water. Oh yes, and she was trying to eat the rocks and flipped out on us when we tried to stop her. I wonder if they'll always be like this... Brooke the girly girl and Adrienne the Tom boy. Hmmm... I suppose time will tell?? Whatever they turn out to be will be fine by me:-)

I have been so content with my family lately. I'm not saying that I haven't always been that way but right now I feel like I have the perfect family. I'm insanely in love with my husband (of course!) and my girls are the best of buddies and they keep us laughing and smiling constantly. I am finding, more and more, that the small things that we do together are the things that mean the most.


rccalyn said...

It is so funny to see Arianna's personality start to come out even more! Marissa is super girly, like Brooke: princess dresses, necklaces, rings, bracelets, etc. And Arianna is tough and crazy - but lately she's been wearing a purse around the living room, and even wearing a ring (giant butterfly ring from Walmart cupcakes) on her thumb, and holding her hand so carefully so it doesn't slide right off. It's hilarious! I don't think I'll really know what's going on her head until she starts talking!

I'm jealous of your day! I miss small town parks and cows :-) I bet Adrienne was so cute saying "mooo"!

mrs. fuzz said...

This was so sweet! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Simply Complicated said...

I've missed reading your blog! I'm all up to date now! I enjoy your take on life and your stories about your girls :-) You are such a good mom and it is so clear what is important to you, what your priorities are, and how much you love your family.

How fun to enjoy the amish. We live in amish country - Allie is infatuated with them too :-) I buy baking supplies from them and love to try baking tips from them too!