Spring is welcome here, for sure, with its sun and warmth and birds. The other morning after taking the girls to school, I took baby Corin and went inside. When Caiden did not follow, I found him still sitting in his carseat - nose pink with morning chill - quietly listening to the birds. He is a beauty-catcher. I love that.
The dryer is broken. Not a small matter for a busy family of 6. But thankfully, I do enjoy hanging out laundry. I don't enjoy the inconvenience of it long-term (gets old fast at an average of 2 loads per day!), but it's just the teeniest bit fun on the first day of spring.
Karissa (5) has been anxiously waiting all day for the clothes to dry so she could help me gather them. The temperature dropped quickly, the sky turned grey, and we raced to get them down as we felt a few drops coming.
We got the laundry down in plenty of time - I don't think that rain has come yet.
I looked up through the empty clothespins and saw this reminder of the season.
We had soft "lent" pretzels today and talked about arms folded in prayer - searching our hearts for ways to draw closer. And after kids' baths to wash off those spring hours of play, we ended the day with a very simple family night....a happy pink strawberry cake and come creepy-cool snake video clips.
Happy Spring, Friends!
"It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!"