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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Happiness is . . .

A leisurely family trip to our fave ice cream spot after dinner.

The kiddie size is equivalent to a large anywhere else.

The MH likes hers pink.

There is nothing better than watching her try to maneuver a huge cup/cone of melty, sticky, strawberry soft-serve and loving every last driplick of it.

Or laughing when it starts to rain and hubby gets the great idea for all of us to finish said ice cream in the car.

And on the way home, MH exclaims: "Oops! I had a little accident . . . I spilled some ice cream on my dress!"

And getting home to find that not only is it on the dress, but all over the back seat (along with the gazillion napkins I have handed her along the way now covered with ice cream and EVERYWHERE) and her carseat.

And not really caring because we had such a great time.

And feeling just a tiny built guilty because I indulged in said "kiddie size" cup of soft vanilla with hot peanut butter topping. Heaven.

But not too guilty because before we know it, summer will be over, and these impromptu trips will be a thing of the past until next summer.

And the fact that hubby had more ice cream on him than anyone (eating a cone and driving are not a great combination for him)!

OK, off to whip hubby's butt at a little Wii tennis.

That counts as exercise, right?

What's making YOU happy right now?

11 Fabulous Replies:

Dana said...

Sounds like you all had/have a great time there. I can so picture the melted ice cream and the back seat.

Marla said...

summer night ice cream... love it...

Carol said...

Oh sounds like a lovely family time.

Hot peanut butter topping? Now that is something I need to try.

poppy said...

Sounds just like when grandpa harold and gramma mette took me for "licorice" ice cream when I was MH's age and I got it all over me too..hahahahah

Krystyn said...

Sounds like a happy day! I love that you had some, too!

And, yes Wii is exercise!

Candy said...

happiness is.....realizing how common you are with you mommy blogger friends! He...he...he... Oh yeah....and doing a spike serve with the Wii controller while my boys stare at me and wonder why I'm so "into it"....LOL

Heather @ A Boy, A Girl, A Pug said...

Sounds fabulous!

And wii tennis totally sounds as exercise! Esp if you win:)

The Domesticator said...

Sure it counts as exercise! Especially after a yummy sundae! *LOL* BTW, I used to live in RI and love that ice cream place....

Mamasphere said...

I have a gift card to Coldstone Creamery eating a hole in my purse, and this reminds me I need to use it before summer is over! And, yes, I will partake as well, with some cake batter icecream and real brownies mixed in. Mmmm. Because fall sweaters hide icecream tummy lumps.

I have serious tennis elbow from our Wii. Do you think my dr would laugh at me if I went to see him about it?

4funboys said...

that sounds yummy... it's 105 still and it's time to go to football practice...

I'd rather stay and play Wii too.
That is definitely excersize...

Wendi said...

What great summer memories.
Family time and ice cream.
Wii is definitely exercise in my book!

* What makes me happy?
I am back on the computer..oh how I have missed it these last few days.