Thursday, March 11, 2010

Fishful Thinking Thursday - "The best day ever!"

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A picnic blanket, pb& j, strawberries, harvest cheddar sunchips, shorts, flip flops, a game of hide-n-seek and the sun shining so bright that we could hardly keep our eyes open...

"This is the BEST day ever!" Abby kept saying.

We'd been waiting so long for a day like this, I was just as excited as she was.

Noah was most excited about getting to wear shorts. He was jumping up and down & yelling, "YAY!!! Shorts!!!" as he was trying to pull them on.

I was afraid "the best day ever" status might be lost after spending an hour and a half in the pediatrician's office that afternoon to find out that Abby had a ear infection and Noah had a sinus infection. But several rounds of "I Spy" and hopping around on the CandyLand-colored floor tiles while waiting for the doctor seemed to keep them entertained.

For sure, the day would lose its awesome factor, I thought, after the doctor attempted to remove some wax from Noah's ear to get a better look. He cried for 10 minutes straight and was still upset and whimpering as we drove towards the store to drop off their prescriptions.

Fortunately, across the street from the pharmacy/grocery store is an ice cream place. Being that the weather was so nice, we had to stop and have a treat. And still feeling bad about Noah's traumatic experience, I asked them if they wanted a Dino Sundae - a huge upgrade from the free kid's cones we usually get.

"A Dino Sundae???" Abby's eyes lit up. "This is the best day ever!"

Noah echoed her this time, jumping up and down, "Yeah, this is the best day ev-uh!"(especially since it was almost dinner time and I was letting them have dessert first.)

Awesome-ness had resumed.

On the way home, the kids noticed the sun was setting. We aren't usually out and about at that time of the day so it was really cool to see the blazing orange sun and the purple and pink hues in the sky.

"Look, Mom! It's following us!" Abby said as we drove down the road towards home.

When Daddy got home, the kids couldn't wait to tell him about our backyard picnic, their dino sundaes, and the sun following us home.

They didn't even mention the doctor's visit.

*Check out How to Get Your Kids to Look on the Bright Side on Fishful Thinking's Parents Connect message board along with other ideas to help raise happy kids!

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*I linked up with Cecily & Lolli too! They are cohosting a Photo Story Friday & Give Me Your Best Shot combo this week. Those folks who share their photos each week definitely have the awesome factor!


Life with Kaishon said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. I love your picnic! And I love that your daughter thought it was the BEST day ever :) That is just great!

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

Ohhhhhh I cant wait for the warm days here!!!

Lolli said...

This sunshine certainly does feel like the best day ever! Your picnic looks like so much fun!

Raise Them Up said...

I hope they're feeling better real soon! Someone is a very talented artist. :)

Jessie Oliveros said...

I love that they drew a picture of the sunset. It's amazing what miracles ice cream and chocolate can work :)

Chris said...

There's just no holding back the BEST DAY EVER!

Bring on the Spring!!!

I hope the kids get over their ailments soon -- the only thing worse than being sick, is being sick when the weather is nice.

Leslie said...

i love that it was "the best day ever!" those are the best days for sure!

La said...

a simple thing do special feeling :D

Blackberry Jam Cafe said...

Love your pictures! Stopping by from Friday Follow - and I'm so glad I found you! I'm now following so I don't miss anything.

k said...

What a nice day. Spring!

New follower from Friday Follow. I'm looking forward to reading more!

K from LifeofK

Emmy said...

That does sound like the best day ever. You made it wonderful even with a Dr's visit, good for you!

Krystyn said...

Oh, your picnic looks so warm, and sunny and yummy! I think spring is almost here...and the thought of it being here is very refreshing.

Cecily R said...

That DOES look like the best day ever (despite the pediatrician trip)! I love it when kids say things like that...and really mean it. It just makes me happy!

LOVE the pics!

Emily said...

LOVE IT! I'm going crazy wishing for shorts weather over here!

kaye said...

Kaye-the road goes ever ever on

amanda said...

oh how i love this post!! sooo the best day ever! here's to many, many more picnic kind of days :)

Tatum said...

I am stopping by from FF & hope you have a great friday!!

Tyne said...

That IS the best day ever! What a cool idea, I will go check out the goldfish action...

Katrina said...

We just had a picnic as well! It's not quite warm enough here for shorts but I'm hoping (and hoping) it will be soon. Following from Friday Follow. :)

raquel roysdon said...

New to Follow Friday and I know I'm a day late.

Sarah Lynne said...

Happy Saturday!! I am a New Friday Follower!!


SafeHomeHappyMom said...

Hi, I am your latest follower from Friday Follow (on a saturday). Please stop by my blog at and follow us as well.

Have a lovely weekend

Cher said...

Looks so nice!

Stopping by to say Hi and Happy Follow Friday (a day late)! Now following you!

I have a whole bunch of giveaways going on if you wanted to check them out!

Kat said...

Awww. How sweet! That IS a good day. :)
And those pics make me so excited for summer! :)

Kelly's Lucky You said...

One more late-comer from Friday Follow-
(I know it's Sunday but I'm catching up!)

My four year old is in the "BEST (fill in the blank) EVER" stage, too. My personal fave is "Best Mom ever!" Thanks for sharing your beautiful day.

Nice to meet you, I hope you'll follow me back.


Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

That is an awesome day! Way to go!!
We used to do picnics in the backyard and sometimes have them in the front room.