Friday, May 29, 2009

Every now and then

I love the "every now and then" times. Like when we all pack up and go to the drive-in for late night of fun, tired kids ( and parents), blankets and pretending we're teenagers. Or when we decide to just take off for the coast because there's nothing we can think of that sounds better. Growing up for our family it was running in to Arctic Circle after church. Not very often, just "every now and then".

Last week we were able to have one of those special times. And were did we end up? Arctic Circle!! We had such a fun time ( even though our server seemed half awake and after clarifying our order three times she still got it wrong!). Bethany decided that she liked fry sauce and Havilah learned how to drink from a straw.

Afterwards we went to the park. The girls loved running around and climbing everywhere. They are generally pretty cautious but Lydia especially is stretching herself and even climbed the big rock wall!

Not to take away from my daughter's adorableness, I must tell you about the sweetest thing I saw that evening. A couple was there with their about five month old twins and they had them in one of the baby swings ( above) with one facing each way. It was SOOO cute! I badly wanted to take a picture but refrained for fear of creeping them out!

It was such a special evening and Bethany still thanks God for "going to the restaurant and the park" when she prays at night. I'm thankful that we don't have all the money in the world to do, go or eat whatever we want whenever we want. I'm thankful that we can appreciate $1.00 burgers and fries and playing in the park. I love these precious times with my family!

1 comment:

Aly sun said...

I must confess that eating out is happens a lot more often for my kids than it did for me when I was young. Eating out was on par with Disney Land for me. Still, Emma calls fast food restaurants "the prize place" and it is a special treat. It is great to make those family memories.

PS Now I am craving Arctic Circle Fry Sauce. That stuff is SO yummy.