The weather today is perfect. It is sunny, 71 degrees (that's 21.6 celsius), not a cloud in the sky.
Brandon has been sick for several weeks. He just cannot shake whatever it is that he's got. To give him a reprieve, I took the children out of the house. We hit a JC Penney sale by 9am. Then we were off to the bookstore for Gabriel to pick out a book (his prize for getting excellent marks on his report card), drove through the car wash (one of my favorite things to do of ALL time!), and stopped by the store for medicine, kleenex and magazines for Brandon. You might wonder, if you live in an area of the world with crappy weather today, why we did not enjoy the outdoors?
After we finished our errands, we packed a picnic lunch, the kids hopped in the wagon and we went to the park. The park is about 1.7 miles from my house (that's 2.73 km). I can leisurely jog this in about 15 minutes. But with both children in a wagon it took a painstaking amount of time. I calculated that our total travel time (round trip) was just shy of an hour.
At the park, we three sat on a bench and enjoyed our food. The sun was shining on us. The boys were contentedly eating their PB&J and orange slices (and being quiet!). It was such a precious moment that I wanted to cry!
Then they raced off to the slides. I worked on my bible study. Occasionally I would glance up at them. They ran like little maniacs all over the playground. They really need to burn a lot of energy. Maybe that's why they've been so naughty lately? It's a lot like raising a couple of greyhound puppies.
Ethan is actually napping! Gabriel is hanging out with some neighborhood friends. Wow! It looks like I have a few moments to myself! I think this is the very definition of Blissdom.