Today is Ryan’s actual birthday and I woke up this morning feeling totally at peace with life and as a result, we had a beautiful day. When the boys woke up, I asked Ryan what he wanted to do. Since it was his birthday, I let him be in charge of our itinerary for the day. First, he wanted to go to Target. My parents had given him some money in addition to his gifts at his party on Sunday and he was ready to spend it! While we were there, Ryan decided on a Spider-Man action figure from the new cartoon series. He was stoked! After Target, we went to the grocery store to pick up a few things we needed for our next adventure – a picnic in the park!
We packed some sandwiches, chips, pickles, and water for lunch and then we also took along our drawing pads, pencils, and crayons in case we were inspired by our surroundings to draw. I took along a book and of course, my camera. It was a wonderful couple of hours!
After the park, we came home and watched some TV while we waited for Sean to get home from work. Ryan wanted to go out for dinner at a Mexican place so we did. After dinner, we headed back over to Target to run an errand for Sean and then we went to Cold Stone Creamery for ice cream. It was a great night for it, too, because it was 73 degrees today! Many other people had the same idea though so we had a little bit of a wait. What do kids do while waiting?
They entertain themselves, of course!
All in all, we had a wonderful day and it got me thinking. Why can’t we try and treat every day like it’s a birthday? Not necessarily with gifts but with the birthday spirit. Today just felt so light and liberating and my heart was so full of joy because of the joy my children were experiencing. It just made me feel like this should be my goal for every day, to lift our spirits as much as possible. Just a thought!
Hope today was a wonderful one in your world, too!