So, here's a funny story.
Remember when we went to the park with our friends the other day?
Yeah? Okay, good.
Well, that was on a Sunday.
On the Thursday after that, my Mom and Hudson and I decided to go back.
It was most perfect sunshine-y day, so we packed a lunch of turkey sandwiches and barbecue chips,
and headed out to find a perfect spot to picnic in the cool, green grass.
As we unloaded my car, I decided that I would just push Hudson in his stroller,
in order to lighten our load.
I went to the back of my car to get the stroller,
and it was not there.
I went into full-on panic mode.
When did I see it last?
Did someone steal it from my car?
Did I leave it at home?
Where IS it!?!?!
Then, I started to retrace my steps.
And I tried to conjure up the memory of last time I used it.
Then I remembered:
I had pushed Hudson in it on the day that we visited the park.
Almost a week before our current visit.
I ran to the pizzeria by the pond, and after saying a little prayer that someone kind and good had turned in our lost stroller, I told the waiter inside the front door that I thought I had left my stroller there.
He looked at me with a knowing smile, chuckled, and said:
"Oh, yeah. You're back? (heh heh) We've got your stroller."
Sooooo, I probably deserved the chuckle.
I mean, it only took me 5 days to figure out that I had even lost the thing.
Thankfully, we were reunited with our beloved stroller, and the three of us made our way to a pretty spot under the tall trees, and enjoyed our lunch.
Hudson loved toting the bag of bread around like Santa's pack...teasing the ducky friends along the water's edge. Then, he discovered that tiny finches like food, too, and the majority of our honey wheat slices went to them. "Baby birds" he likes to call them. He fed the finches all the way back to the car, stopping every few steps to say "Follow me, birds."
It turned out to be another GREAT adventure.
And this time we left with all of our belongings in tow.
If I had it my way I'd be at the park every day,
just soaking up the sun with my favorite little boy.
Hope your weekend is filled with sunshine and smiles.