Smith Kids MSU Tailgate

Smith Kids MSU Tailgate
Dominica, Veronica, Rebel and Miranda

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Our staycation

We had the most amazing staycation ever on Tuesday.  It truly was epic.  We never actually left our house or spent so much as a penny, but we had so much fun vacationing at home.  The experience was complete with a trip to the water park, McDonald's Playland, a couple of restaurants and a candy store.  We wore ourselves so ragged that a stop at the Book Bonanza Bedroom Bungalo (AKA Mom and Dad's room) for a much needed nap and book reading experience was an absolute necessity. 

The entire day was magical and enchanted. Perhaps fairy godmothers do exist afterall.  It certainly seemed mine was watching out for me Tuesday because I woke up feeling tired, irritable and ready to just accept that the day was a total loss. I really did not want to do much of anything other than possibly watch a little television and eat a lot of icecream.  Somewhere in between my feelings of PMS and sheer exhaustion, I found myself making a quick, ill-advised announcement to the kids to "Pack your bags. We are going on a staycation".  And while my kids had no idea what a "staycation" was, they could sense the excitement in my voice so they quickly joined me with happy, excited little faces and lots of questions.  Once they fully comprehended the ordeal, their excitement grew exponentially. Kara was so over joyed that she actually had tears streaming down her face.

Anyhow, the day was perfect and wonderful and most magnificent. I will cherish this one forever.  You can look for the rest of the story and pictures on M-Live later this week or early next week.  Until then, we will be keeping busy with something other than our television.  Today is Grandma day for everyone!  The kids are spending the day at the Meijer Gardens with Grandma and Grandpa C. and Mommy is spending the day with Grandma S. shopping and eating out at a real restaurant, not one that was self created!

Vern Out

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