Thursday, March 18, 2010

most day-to-day concerns can be solved with a bit of sun and a swingset

The first signs of spring feel so freaking good, it's reason enough to live somewhere with nasty winters.

Yesterday was almost perfect. Blue skies and nearly 60 degrees, happy kids and a light breeze. I spent the afternoon in our yard with our goofy daughters (is there anything sweeter than toddler-jabber make-believe on a sunny day?) and when hub got home, we busted out the double stroller (I worried that our cute new baby was still a leeeeetle small and floppy for it, but she was reasonably happy, so hey) and walked 3ish miles to eat a delicious burrito and hit the library. Then we walked back home, exhausted and reeking of that special sweaty-spring smell we call "recess," as in, "Whew! We smell like recess!" We took a new route that introduced us to a bit more of our sweet little city's older, quirkier homes, and the kids were mostly happy and calm. It provided for great conversation with my husband, our toddler waved at just about everything along the way ("Hi, Dog! Hi, bike!") and basically, it was awesome and felt like a vacation.

Pretty great, eh?

6 comments:

Kathy/mom said...

I can picture the whole scene and it does shout out 'Spring.'. What a great way to spend an evening.

vinodkumar said...

hi, you are truly enjoying your life even not sparing a second, liked your way of telling the things, and writing is really nice...wish you stay happy for ever...

Butchike Bunch said...

Sounds like a beautiful day! And I totally get what you mean by the recess smell, when the wind has blown all the fragrance from your hair, I like that name for it.

Holly C M said...

Happiness.

Mrs. Clark said...

Life is beautiful with little children. Enjoy it!

stillclueless said...

How fabulous!