We found our smiles



We had one of those glorious, happy family weekends, the kind where you just smile all day long. And we really needed it. Between the seemingly endless job search, and the 'Are we moving or aren't we?' stress, and my near-constant queasy state, and Chris losing his uncle on Friday after a prolonged illness, and our inability to make it home for the funeral ... we were all in need of some stress-free smiles.

So we packed some snacks and headed to Charleston on Saturday morning to go to the aquarium there. Kostyn loved it! Just loved walking all around, pressing his hands up against the glass displays and giggling at the schools of fish. We ate lunch out, went to the Babies R Us in North Charleston to get a few things for Kostyn and do a little daydreaming about Baby No. 2, shared some chocolate ice cream with KO from Cold Stone Creamery, and finished the day with a bike ride around the neighborhood.

My friends without kids might think that sounds like the most boring way they could possibly think to spend a perfectly good Saturday. But to me, it was a little slice of heaven.

5 comments:

Momto3LittleFlowers said...

Sorry about all those things, especially the family member passing and not being able to make it, but glad that you guys got to spend a great weekend anyways... Those are great pictures!!

Kim said...

So sorry to hear about Chris's uncle.

But it does sound like a lovely day. Only way to improve it would've been raspberry pancakes at the Bookstore Cafe in Charleston. :)

Tara @ Feels like home said...

It sounds like heaven to me, too. Those family days out are the very best for me, too.

Bridget said...

That's my kind of heaven too!! What fun!

Heather and Mike said...

Are you kidding? This friend sans kid thinks it sounds awesome. Do you rent your baby out? : )