The little things that make you happy

Charlie - posted on 05/23/2010 ( 31 moms have responded )

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what are 5 of life's little things that make you happy .

.My boys - Jamie and Cooper , early morning snuggles
.The ocean - surfing with my dad and duck diving my surfboard under a wave and .looking up seeing the sun filter through the water makes me euphoric !
.Autumn- leaves changing color and covering the ground in a sea of crunchy red , gold and yellow .
.My fiance's knack of saying "your beautiful " when im feeling like crap .

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Lady - posted on 05/25/2010

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When my kids are nice to each other it always makes me feel really warm inside, like if one of the little ones hurts themselves and the older ones try to them up or if they tell each other your the best brother or sister because they have all being having fun together or one of them had done something nice for the other. Last Christmas my mum took the two oldest shopping and gave them some money so they could each by the other one a present, my oldest went off to Thorntons the chocolate shop and bought his sister a chocolate teddy bear and got her name iced onto it. When she opened it on christmas morning me my mum and my daughter were all in tears because he had really thought about what his sister would like and got it personalised as well. They can fight like cat and dog a lot of the time so it makes me so happy when they show that they really do love each other too.

LaCi - posted on 05/24/2010

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I thought about throwing some dishsoap on the leaves, but they always come back better when I chop them down anyway so I may just do that lol. Daddy long legs are supposed to EAT the aphids. I have a million longlegs infesting my lawn. They aren't doing their job well at all. Stupid spider wannabes.

Rosie - posted on 05/24/2010

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something ate mine too laci!! except even though they look like lace now, they are still blooming, i'll leave em, and just spray em-finally.

Krista - posted on 05/24/2010

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1. My son, and when I go into his room in the morning and he's standing up in his crib, looking at me with that gigantic, two-toothed grin, just so happy to see me. It's like the sun coming out.
2. Laying in bed with my husband and just talking about the most foolish, warped, idiotic things and laughing like a couple of crazies.
3. That first smell of salt air in the spring when the air and water warm up enough for me to smell the ocean. It's as though something was missing from my blood, and that smell replenishes it.
4. If I see a cute, scruffy small dog, that always cheers me up. Especially if it's a Lhasa Apso or Shih-Tzu with an underbite.
5. Taking a day off work to lay in bed and read when a new book in a beloved series comes out. I did that for Deathly Hallows, and it was soooooo nice. Just me, my great big bed, that great big book, a huge bottle of water, and a bag of Miss Vickie's Lime and Black Pepper chips. It was heavenly.

LaCi - posted on 05/24/2010

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Theres something that makes me sad, aphids ate my rosebushes lol. By the time I noticed the damage was done. Time to chop em' down and start over I guess

Charlie - posted on 05/24/2010

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Haha Cooper dances when i say " do you want a glass of milk " its so cute !

When cooper kisses my knee better after i smash it on a table .

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I agree with the flowers being in bloom! I love reading a book outside when our azaleas, camillas, roses, lillies, amaryllis, oleanders, and sweet olive are all in bloom. Smells so good and I could just stare at them for hours!

And I love the fresh fruits and veggies one too!

Rosie - posted on 05/24/2010

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just thought of more :)

i love it when my favorite fruits and veggies are in season- finally. like right now i've been dying for strawberries for like 10 months now that don't taste like crap, and ones that aren't expensive as hell. thta time is finally here, lol!! i also live for sweetcorn season, come on july!! lol! when i was pregnant last time, i ate 9 ears of corn along with the rest of my picnic dinner, i would've ate more , but they ran out!!

LaCi - posted on 05/24/2010

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haha the crabby dance does involve claws, but he does kind of a plie squat and stomps around lol. Then the crab stops and bounces up and down.... and then it pounces on you and pinches you

Rosie - posted on 05/24/2010

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laci does the crabby song/dance thing go a little like: eh, hem.....CRAB PEOPLE!!! (in the most annoying nasaly voice ever) whilst he makes his hands into crab claws and pinches them).
chad also does funky dances for me as well, but not too often, i think its more of a treat that way, lol!!

LaCi - posted on 05/24/2010

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Another one: When I let nico say Hi to whoever I'm talking to on the phone he kisses the phone bye-bye lol. Super cute. He kisses everything. He loves to kiss himself in the mirror, kisses the windows, the TV lol

Jackie - posted on 05/24/2010

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Oh yeah...
7. Lilles blooming. OUr Day Lillies have just bloomed and they are Gorgeous!

Jackie - posted on 05/24/2010

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1. the early morning half-moon toothy grin and hearing "HI" from my lil girl. It really is the BEST part of my day!



2. Hot salty french fries dipped in Frosty from Wendy's. LOVE IT!



3. Smell of fresh cut grass on a hot day.



4. Watching Allison learn or say something new every day. We went down the toy isle yesterday and she said, "Doda" - Dora, and then pointed and said, "Melmo" - Elmo. I was shocked!! She's getting so big :)



5. Anything that reminds me of the cruis we took to the Western Caribbean. Best 7 days of my life.



6. A nice suntan which I haven't had in about 2-3 years now :(

*Lisa* - posted on 05/24/2010

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Haha Sunny! Lucky for me my husband read the last book before I did because he knew I wouldn't be able to keep it to myself!!

LaCi - posted on 05/24/2010

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Honeysuckles. Thunderstorms. Sunset.

Nico being completely obsessed with the alphabet.

The boyfriend dancing. He does funny dances for me. And he does this crabby attack thing anytime I'm down.

Clean house.

Lilies, which are finally blooming.

Sunny - posted on 05/24/2010

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Hahahaha i have re read the half-blood prince and the deathly hallows for the hundredth time this week! lol It drives me nuts though coz Jesse has only seen the movies and wont let me tell him what happens in them or in the last one (he's not a reader) and all i want to do is blurt out everything that they miss in the movies! Grrrr its so hard! I have already told him that Hedwig died, that Nagini is a horcrux and that i cried like a baby in that chapters Kreacher's tale and The Wandmaker. He still hates me for just telling him that much!

*Lisa* - posted on 05/24/2010

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Gah! I'm really glad she stopped writing those Harry Potter books at number 7 otherwise I would never leave my bed! Lurrveee it.

Sunny - posted on 05/24/2010

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1.Noah and those dimples of his! (Today he was so sweet! I had a bit of a fainting moment, after missing my iron meds for a couple of days and he came running sat on the floor and asked if i was ok and what was wrong, than gave me a kiss said i love you mummy than started giving me a back scratch!)

2. Getting a goodbye kiss from Jesse when he thinks im still asleep anyway :)

3. Watching the sun come up almost every morning.

4. The smell of rain on hot asphalt after a hot aussie summer day, when the storm starts to come in.

5. The moment when i realize i've spent the whole day in bed reading Harry Potter yet again lol

Jocelyn - posted on 05/24/2010

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Having a nap on the couch with both children laying all over me (always the best nap lol).
A great book that you can't put down.
My shoes :)
Sitting in a tent when it is raining.
Fresh baked bread *drool*

Sarah - posted on 05/24/2010

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1. My beautiful daughters!
2. Going to bed with a really good book and reading until i fall asleep.
3. Spending time with my husband and kids all together as it doesn't happen often.
4. Watching a beautiful sunset.
5.Eating crisps! lol

Tanya - posted on 05/23/2010

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1 My son
2 Justin. I love the way he is with Allen. I love the way his is with me. He was also the first guy my dad ever liked. Oh if only I would have listened
3 Talking to my brother on the phone. No one else can crack me up like that
4 Taking a very long, very hot bath
5 Actually being able to sleep. Not that is happens often. I have had insomnia my whole life.

*Lisa* - posted on 05/23/2010

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Nice thread!
I'm guessing you were counting your boys as 2 things you love then Loureen?? Coz I could only find 4 written hehe ;)
I also love my boys Peter and Baylee.
I also love thunderstorms - especially back in Australia sitting on the verandah at my parent's house and watching it roll in after a warm summers day.
I love sitting on the beach too (not so much going in as I'm terrified of sharks)
I love writing music.
I love the moment where you step through the arrivals gate at the airport after being away and being greeted by your family. Sigh. Making me homesick now too!
Oh and I love a big breath of chilly morning fresh air! (not so much fresh air here in Hong Kong, but in Aus it's divine!)
That's 6... 7 if you include 2 boys ;)

Erin - posted on 05/23/2010

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1. When I've had a rough day and nothing goes right, Wyatt comes up to me and says "I love you mommy," and gives me the biggest hug.

2. A cool spring night sitting by a bonfire, drink in hand with family and friends around.

3. When Wyatt learns something new and the amazement in his eyes for getting it right :*). I always get choked up and teary eyed.

4. Spending a Sunday afternoon lounging around, not doing a thing but playing and having fun.

5. Cuddling in bed at night. The feeling right before I nod off to sleep.

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Kati, the Louisiana gulf coast was yucky even before the oil spill. Alabama and Florida gulf coast are amazing! Hopefully the oil won't make it's way of there too. :(

But don't let that stop you from coming down...lol!

Charlie - posted on 05/23/2010

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I keep thinking of more too LOL

The smell of rain and freshly cut grass , OMG swimming in the ocean in the rain is so nice !

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1. my son - just watching him play and grow. And he gives the best hugs.



2. just going for a ride in the car, no destination in mind



3. the beach - I could spend hours sitting in the sand just watching the waves. (now I'm home sick)



4. that unexpected touch when my hubby comes up behind me and touches my back or gives me a hug



5. I, too, love a good thunder/lightening storm.

Rosie - posted on 05/23/2010

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riding down the road wind blowing through my hair with the music blaring one of my favs!



watching my boys grow and change, when i realize that they are getting smarter, and sometimes all of a sudden they start looking different.



i love just laying in bed and talking with my hubby too :)



having my best friend come over and watch dexter every sunday, and when it's not on just going out and doing something with her.



i've only been to the ocean 2 times, but i loved it and just sitting on the beach in kauai listening to the waves, and feeling the salty wind, and looking at the waves-OH MY GOD! too bad the nearest ocean is 1,000 miles away.... (that's new orleans sara, lol! )



there's a certain smell when spring comes here, and then theres a feeling of renewal that comes along with it. love that!



ok that 6, but i had to stop myself i love too many of lifes little things!!

Charlie - posted on 05/23/2010

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I love thunder storms too sara and Tah , you write poems ? i love poetry , i would love to read some of yours :D

Tah - posted on 05/23/2010

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laying in bed with my hubby.."feeling the love" as we call it..just talking is what it is..



just listening to my children talk sometimes..lol..they sound so grown and i have to remember they aren't..lol



watching the sunset and the trees, just reminds me how good God is...



my husbands award winning chili...(i think i have found tomorrows dinner..lol)



writing a poem....i just received two request for poems and i just thinking about what i may write makes me smile(lets hope they feel the same..lol...)

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1. Waking up to Eliza saying, "Mama" and giggles every morning

2. Falling asleep with Jason's arms around me

3. I love how it gets dark and windy right before a thunder storm

4. breakfast for supper every Sunday night at my parents' house

5. the "coupon high" when you know you've saved more than you've spent

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