It has been a long, snowy winter listening to his snow-blower, I started to miss the sound of his leaf blower. Even though you know Spring is slow to arrive here...
...it's been an especially treacherous winter. At one point I threatened Mother Nature that I was going to start using plastic shopping bags again. We all have our breaking points.
Last week, the snow started to finally melt, and we could see the yard poking up through the snow again for the first time since the avalanche of snow started in November.
|Hey look, GRASS! Remember grass, kids?|
Of course Lola still wanted me to pull her in the snow, even when there was the smallest amount left.
|We didn't get far.|
Once the snow melted, we found our usual treasure of missing toys, nothing as exciting as last year.
|We found this cup last year in the lawn during Spring thaw|
|Stinky Pete prospecting in the mud|
|THIS is why tie-dying was invented|
Also the season of:
finally giving up and
calling them "play pants" season.
Speaking of pants-ruining, a recent trip to the mall found preparations for Easter decorations. My 2 yr old was so very excited, she broke free of hand-holding and ran under the rope surrounding these.
We can FINALLY walk outside again, and in doing so we realized we have LOTS of eager beaver neighbors near our house. It's not even Easter yet, and these freaks already have their Christmas decorations up.
|It's earlier and earlier every year!|
There will still be mysterious mountains of parking lot snow here and there for awhile yet.
|Nice to have a view of the mountains!|
It will be 40 degrees again this week, but put those razor blades away, there are signs of Spring blooming all over.