Perfect Day

My day today.

Got up to gorgeous Texas weather….blue skies, 70 degrees.

Took the kids for a walk on the nature trail around our neighborhood. After a few minutes of fighting, they were able to agree on a name for it, The Amazing Full Moon Forest. I almost burst with pride, the words “stupid” and “Jeez” were only used once or twice. And we were off…

There were trees to climb…

And sticks to find….

Oddly enough, this particular time the sticks were not used as weapons of destruction between Mr. C and Miss G…they were used to make “leaf snow”. One stick bearing child would hit the branch of a tree of his or her choice while the other one stood under it and leaves fell all around them giggling with delight.

After an hour or so, it was time to head home….

Whatever is in the Amazing Full Moon Forest needs to be bottled up and sold in the open market because I have never seen two such well behaved children. And especially not mine...


  1. carrie says:

    dude, am I first>??

  2. carrie says:

    ohhhhhh, I am so first AND second

  3. carrie says:

    I soooooo, forgot to comment. That place looks awesome. What a great way to enjoy a cool, crisp morning!

  4. Cameron says:

    Check you Nyquil bottle, maybe the kids chugged it before you took off ;) That’s the only explanation I can think of for….good behavior.

  5. Bren says:

    Isn’t it a gorgeous weekend? I love it this time of year!

    If you figure out how to bottle that, let me know and I’ll buy it from you. Mine are screaming and fighting in the backyard as I type.

  6. vodkamom says:

    THOSE are the days that are to be savored, treasured and enjoyed. (and I’m glad no one got hurt!! :-) )

  7. bex says:

    awww….. don’t you love it when your kids behave and get along? feels like you are doing something right, doesn’t it? looks like a really cool park! love your last shot of the trees – and “leaf snow”! kids are so creative!

  8. I don’t know what 70 is, but I’m pretty sure it’s not that here. Still, it’s sunny.

  9. Jim says:

    Great pics and it looks like a great time too. Double bonus.

  10. goodfather says:

    Wowie wow, what a perfect day! Color me jealous for your beautiful weather. And well-behaved kids ;) .

  11. looks like you had a great time! And what a pretty park :-)

  12. DeeMarie says:

    What a beautiful day!!! It’s snowing here.

  13. Mary Anna says:

    I’m so jealous! Noah has been sick since Friday, so we’ve been homebodies. We did venture out for lunch yesterday – Chili’s – we were livin’ large!

  14. DC Urban Dad says:

    The Christmas countdown is on. That means good behavior up until the 23rd.

  15. Michele says:

    Sometimes they surprise us don’t they.

    They are only messing with your head. Next time you turn around they will be brandishing those sticks at each other.

    Glad you had a nice day.

  16. DCD says:

    What a beautiful spot! I totally thought this post was going to be about how you spent that money, and you turn it into something thoughtful.

    I love those miraculous times when there is peace amongst siblings.

  17. HeatherPride says:

    Or such adorable kids in the Amazing Full Moon Forest! I think you should write a book with that title. I love it! It’s captivating!

  18. Fresh air does wonders for rugrats doesn’t it?

    My kids played nicely together ALL weekend! Could it be the leftover Halloween candy? Like a reverse hyper/bounce off the walls effect?

  19. Tara says:

    I lOVE days like that.
    We have a fab forest near our home and the children just have the best time squelching through the mud in their wellies and pretending the sticks are lightsabers.
    Funnily enough, they never squabble while we’re there either. They must pipe something in the air . . .

  20. We had that kind of day last Monday and Tuesday. As soon as the boys got home from school, I shuttled them into the car and we found a park to explore, and we stayed long enough to watch the sun set at the ghastly early time of 5:20 p.m., but seriously, there were points when I watched them playing and enjoying themselves that I wondered if I was responsible for them.

    Gotta love those days!

  21. steenky bee says:

    What a beautiful day! The sky is very gray, light gray here. It’s pretty, but it’s definitely wintery. Off to drown my sorrows with more NyQuil!

  22. Cyndi says:

    Lovely post. That’s a fantastic picture of the double-decker tree, and your kids are adorable (and well-behaved). I agree with Heather, that is a book-worthy title. May we all have a few of these days….

  23. Closed Caption says:

    That is one thing I miss about growing up in small town New England. Walking in the woods on a fall, crisp day. Ahhh…the good, younger days.

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