Thankfully, as we were headed out to the park to fill the post-nap gap, we had the good fortune to run into this little guy:
(And his parents, of whom we are also quite fond.)
We were able to convince them to come to the park with us, and their presence pretty much saved the day.
Well, that and the park's drinking fountain.
It started out innocently enough.
But it wasn't long before the water fountain became a makeshift spray park.
Which resulted in a whole lot more of this:
Yep, that's a smile. Suddenly, my headache was gone and we were all in a much better mood. Funny how quickly spending time with friends can turn things around.
And how do you make a great afternoon park date with friends even better? By carrying it over into dinner and ordering sushi!
Of course, kids (messily) eating dinner together just screams for a shared bath and story time. Which inevitably leads to goodnight snuggles.
Wishing a happy Wednesday to all of friends, near and far.