The perfect day for me begins with a sweet, wet kiss and an "I love you momma". A tiny little body crawling into my bed, wrapping pudgy little arms around my neck. On the perfect day, I open my eyes to the loving gaze of an amazing man whom I greatly respect. Such a day is filled with the excited giggles of my little ones and the flirtatious teasing of my lover and my friend. There is no need to go far to have a fabulous time. All it takes is a trip to the neighborhood park, to the local restaurant, to the corner ice cream shop; holding hands, telling jokes, laughing till our sides hurt, sharing stories, exploring, learning, and loving. It doesn't require weeks of planning, traveling long distances, or hundreds of dollars. In summery, the perfect day for me is spent enjoying precious moments with those I love the most.
Yesterday was the perfect day; a day spent romping around a nearby park, exploring and enjoying nature. Then eating pizza at our favorite local restaurant and finally, arriving home to crawl under the covers for bedtime stories. Yes, there was a scrapped knee, some whining and many potty breaks, but those too are ingredients of my perfect day. Kissing a boo-boo and wiping a tear, teaching independence and easing their fears, how sweet it is.
We went to Palisades Interstate Park.
It borders the Hudson River, with a view of New York
and the George Washington Bridge.
Beautiful winding road
Beneath the George Washington Bridge
Steep wall of rock
Shots of the George Washington Bridge taken from the park
Huge fallen tree kept from falling down the mountain side by another slender tree
Taking a stroll towards Ross Dock
Long climb up Carpenters Trail
Up steps, through tunnels, and up more steps
Breathtaking view from the top
Waiting out the rain under the trees
Beautiful rainbow after the downpour
Bike riding in a large empty parking lot
Yummy Cugino's Pizza
Lovin' mommy and daddy's comfy bed for story time
What is your idea of a perfect day?