I was staring at a basket of laundry, willing it to put itself away, when I heard, “Mommy, will you take a walk with us?”
Looking at the clock, I saw it was almost lunch time.
“Sure, Sweetie. You guys wait on the back porch and I’ll make lunch to take with us,” I answered, leaving the basket of laundry for the cleaning fairy to put away. (She hasn’t been here in a while; anyone know where she’s at?)
I made a few p.b.&j. sandwiches, tossed some grapes and bell pepper slices in a baggie, tossed in an almost empty bag of pretzels and filled a bottle with water.
My picnic partners were ready and waiting on the back porch.
Like so many picnics, we wound up at the pond.
After eating, it was time to play and explore!
Notice the clothing change? Yep, I actually thought ahead of time for once and grabbed a change of clothes for my daughter and some shorts for the little guy.
By the end of our trip to the pond they were both sandy, very wet, and excited about some tadpoles we had found.
It is simple moments like a picnic with my babies that I am thankful for this week. I’m looking forward to many more of them this spring and summer.
Leave a comment telling me what simple moments you are thankful for this week. I can’t wait to hear from you!
If you have a thankful post of your own, be sure to link it up with us. I’d love it if you let your readers know you linked up here!
What a lovely way to spend the afternoon. I am jealous that you are all coming into summer when we are heading into winter 🙁
I am definitely ready for the warmer weather, but winter has its moments, too!
Hope you have a beautiful winter!
This Busy Life says
Sounds like your picnics are a lot of fun. Enjoy them all, soon enough your kids will be school and you’ll have to think of new ways to spend time together.
I’m thankful that my daughter got a job right out of university.
Oh, I know! I keep thinking of when Peanut starts school next year and how it will just be me and the boy on our picnics this time of year….
Congrats to your daughter on her job! 🙂
Oh, I NEVER seem to think to take extra clothes to the pond… This was a first! And, as soon as I got the shorts on my youngest and took his picture, he dumped water on himself! 🙂
Thanks for linking up!
Ginny Marie says
So fun! And so much better to spend outside time with the kiddos than putting away laundry. 😉
Oh, spending time outside with the kids is ALWAYS better than putting away laundry! 🙂
Aw, how nice that you were able to see the opportunity the moment presented and take it, that really is something to be thankful for! Today I’m feeling very thankful for my skating, it’s such a restorative activity for me.
It has been ages since I skated; I’m glad you get to enjoy such a fun activity.
Thank you for hosting such wonderful link-ups! I always enjoy reading through the posts that link up! 🙂
Happy Mother’s Day, to you, too!
Donna DM Yates says
Sorry I’m so late on this one. What fun. A walk to the pond. Great memories.
My simple pleasure is a day where everyone gets along. What a lovely, refreshing day that is.
A day where everyone gets along….
Today, I’d like that one! 🙂