We were traveling back from visiting family in Springfield Missouri! We stopped at a gas station and across the street we see a splash pad. At this point Ellie is begging to join in on the fun with all her promises to make good choices and not cry when it’s time to leave. She had been in the car for theee hours so we decided to let her get out and run around in the water. We quickly put on her swimsuit, @jessierayos shielding her with a blanket. We did our best to sunscreen her wiggly excited body before she took off. We told her she has 20 minutes and sent her off to splash and squeal. She had so much fun and it was good to feel the unexpected sunshine on our skin. Honestly, we just wanted to get home before dark. If it were not for Ellie pointing it out we would have never noticed the splash pad. It’s so easy to get caught up in where we are going that we often forget to enjoy the trip getting there. To keep it short and simple: stop and smell the roses or in this case the sunscreen. I’m sure glad we did!