Spring is showing herself more and more lately ~ the robins are everywhere doing their spring dance, we've been waking up to the sweet smell of rain more often, the kids and I have been spending the afternoons cleaning up our garden and hanging out with the chickens. But really, I'd say the one thing that really says spring for me is finally ditching my winter shoes and spending all day long either barefoot or in flip flops.
The best part of spring is it's mild weather here in the high desert. In the summer I wouldn't think about heading out in the afternoon for the dog park. That's why we have to take advantage of the spring weather.
And if you're at the dog park, you might as well collect some rocks. That is if you're OBSESSED with rocks. You might even ask your mom if you can jam a few in her back pocket.
Spring also brings new and exciting growth for kids. I've been told that trees grow the most in spring as well as kids. One sign of reading readiness is skipping (or being able to cross the mid-line. This is a great article of reading readiness). I asked Solomon if he could skip while we were out and he just started skipping! He just started skipping and skipping. Then Amelia joined in. It was a big skip fest. I told Solomon I was calling him Skippy from now on. He thought that was hilarious.
I guess we have finally made the transition to spring. Transition can be hard for me sometimes but I just have to remember to live in the here and now. I have to be grateful for every blessing in my life. Like for instance, watching my kids enjoy the outdoors, loving life like only kids can.
I can't believe it's Friday already. Have a great weekend! And remember if you're out collecting rocks, wear a belt!