"There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot." (Aldo Leopold) Apparently, I cannot.

Shiny, Happy, Sparkly, Feel-Good Friday: 5/31/13

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Man oh man. You people sure know how to deliver! I put a call out for submissions for today’s post, and BAM. Loving it! So, let’s get to it . . .

Some things that made me happy:

Do you see a theme here?

Do you see a theme here?

Older sisters + babies in swings = fun!

Older sisters + babies in swings = fun!

Being such a helpful big brother

Being such a helpful big brother

Seriously, how can you not smile when looking at this face?!

Seriously, how can you not smile when looking at this face?!

And some (ok, a lot of) things that made you happy:

Lindsey: Moments like this are the reason I always seem happy, even during the hard times. This little boy pulled me through a battle with breast cancer when he was just 2 and I was 27. Now he's almost 5 and I just turned 30. I've still got a long road ahead of me, but we're healthy and happy <3

Lindsey from MI: Moments like this are the reason I always seem happy, even during the hard times. This little boy pulled me through a battle with breast cancer when he was just 2 and I was 27. Now he’s almost 5 and I just turned 30. I’ve still got a long road ahead of me, but we’re healthy and happy ❤

Ricky and Claire Kent from Sydney, Australia: Daddy and Saxon with matching quiffs; Saxon, almost 2 years old, "reading" Green Eggs and Ham. He's a book worm like his mumma!

Ricky and Claire Kent from Sydney, Australia: Daddy and Saxon with matching quiffs; Saxon, almost 2 years old, “reading” Green Eggs and Ham. He’s a book worm like his mumma!

Ange from WA: These are my awesome kids.. Connor 3,  Ashley 15, and Jonny 1. We couldn't play outside with the chalk so we played inside and colored our hair with the chalk :) Aidan aged 12 was at the pool getting rained on. I think we had more fun :)

Ange from WA: These are my awesome kids…Connor 3, Ashley 15, and Jonny 1. It was raining and we couldn’t play outside with the chalk so we played inside and colored our hair with the chalk 🙂 Aidan aged 12 was at the pool getting rained on. I think we had more fun 🙂

Britney from WY: Eating worms!

Britney from WY: Eating worms!

Sundra from AZ; My nearly 6-month-old Lucas looking like a little man. And my 3-year-old Reese showing off her unique style. This week cowboy boots went with every outfit.

Sundra from AZ; My nearly 6-month-old Lucas looking like a little man. And my 3-year-old Reese showing off her unique style. This week cowboy boots went with every outfit.

Jeannine from Eubanks Eutopia (http://eubankseutopia.wordpress.com): Story time with daddy always melts me; Kids playing in the mud makes me feel like I've succeeded as a mother.

Jeannine from Eubanks Eutopia (http://eubankseutopia.wordpress.com): Story time with daddy always melts me; Kids playing in the mud makes me feel like I’ve succeeded as a mother.

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Tiffany from AR: I’ll fall asleep in my hat like daddy does! 🙂

Chelsea from OK: He always makes me smile!

Chelsea from OK: He always makes me smile!

Kathy: Blowing kisses; Batman @ Great America; Princess

Kathy from IL: Blowing kisses; Batman @ Great America; Princess

Carrie from FL: Happy!

Carrie from FL: Happy!

Lynette from Momisms Moments (http://mymomismmoments.wordpress.com): School pictures and a lunch out with the baby!

Lynette from Momisms Moments (http://mymomismmoments.wordpress.com): School pictures and a lunch out with the baby!

Karen from Smart Mouthed Mama (http://smart-mouthed-mama.blogspot.com): My son, Channing makes me smile every day!

Karen from Smart Mouthed Mama (http://smart-mouthed-mama.blogspot.com): My son, Channing makes me smile every day!

Julianne from MD: Field Day 2013...Playing under the parachute; Field Day (cont'd)...My son has no competitive streak, but he moved quickly and made a great team effort for the Vegetable Relay Race (don't ask!); You know it's summer time when the Carnivals start. This is the start of many evenings out and lots (and lots) of $$ spent on kiddie rides.

Julianne from MD: Field Day 2013…Playing under the parachute; Field Day (cont’d)…My son has no competitive streak, but he moved quickly and made a great team effort for the Vegetable Relay Race (don’t ask!); You know it’s summer time when the Carnivals start. This is the start of many evenings out and lots (and lots) of $$ spent on kiddie rides.

As always, thanks to everyone who submitted some happiness! Please keep it coming. Until next week…

Fridays on Raising Wild Things are Shiny, Happy, Sparkly, Feel-Good Fridays! Since parenting can sometimes suck the  life out of me, I wanted to do these posts as reminders of the good, the great things that happened during the week amid all the crazy, exhausting, sometimes frustrating, sometimes maddening, sometimes head-exploding moments that seem to linger in my memory and can put me in a mommy funk. What makes you happy? Please share!

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Author: Mamma Wild Thing

I'm a mamma to four little wild things and can't imagine life any other way. (Well, most days.)

8 thoughts on “Shiny, Happy, Sparkly, Feel-Good Friday: 5/31/13

  1. Worms and mud are my favorites! Guess I’m ready for summer, too 😉

    • We’ve packed away our water table and sprinkler for our move in 2 (gulp!) weeks, but I’m looking forward to breaking them out at our new house. Bring on the mud! (I can do without the worms, lol.)

  2. Lovely photos! why did i not submit?! why oh why?! 😦

  3. Love. Love. Love. I wanna play. Can I send pics?!

    • Of course you can! This coming Friday will be the last SHSFGF post I do for a few weeks while we prepare to and actually move, so if you can get me something for this coming Friday, that’d be great. If not, I’ll be picking back up with it 3 weeks after that.

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