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Archive for August 2nd, 2007

Thank you to The Gal Herself for pointing me to this inspirational challenge, which originated from Mo.

“Each day in August you are to post about something that makes *you* happy. Pretty simple. And, it doesn’t even have to be every day if you don’t want it to be. It’s a great way to remind ourselves that there are positive things going on in our lives, our communities, and the world.”

Some of these will be big things, some will be little things, and they are not necessarily the ONLY things that made me happy on a particular day.

August 1 (yesterday): Got a free Zingerman’s “Magic Brownie” at the members-only event at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. Plus I got to finish about half of Little Sister’s brownie. (If you like brownies and ever have the chance to try one of these, DO IT.)

August 2: Spent 90 minutes playing in our new little pool with Big Brother, LS, and Tim. We had a blast! This was actually our second time in the pool but I just wasn’t into it the first time (because I had spent the entire previous day at the water park with BB) but today it was just plain fun. BB is quite the little fish, and I really like seeing him enjoy himself in the water so much.

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Here are thirteen things I’ve done during this one-week vacation:

1. Went to Lansing with the kids to spend the day with my sisters and nephew.

2. Spent the afternoon of aforementioned day at the local water park.

3. Had movie night with Big Brother, complete with pizza rolls for dinner (the movie of the nigh was Night at the Museum – not a bad family flick).

4. Went grocery shopping with no children (although actually I prefer to take one or both with me for company, assuming they’re well-rested and in a good mood).

5. Took the family to Dairy Queen, where Little Sister had her first ice cream cone. She ate the whole thing (and it wasn’t exactly baby-sized) and BOY did she enjoy it.

6. Spent ALL DAY at the local water park with BB – from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. (We just discovered this water park on the south side of town last week – how did we not know about it???)

7. Spent a fun afternoon at home with LS while BB and Tim went to the dollar theater for a double feature (bonus – it’s fifty cents on Tuesdays!).

8. Went to the members-only superhero event at the Hands-On Museum with Tim and the kids.

9. Read almost an entire book in one day.

10. Bought and installed a new pool for the kids. BB has been such a fish lately that we decided he deserved something just a little deeper than the 16″ wading pool we had. (Though he totally loved it.)

11. Took BB for a much-needed haircut. (I swear, his hair goes from perfectly fine one day to “He NEEDS a cut” the next day.)

12. Spent the afternoon swimming with BB.

13. Enjoyed some home-made ice cream sundaes with Tim and BB. (LS will no doubt get a mini version when she gets up from her nap.)

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