Friday, March 14, 2008

Muddy Boots, Happy Hearts!

Yesterday we had wonderful weather! A balmy 60 degrees! Of course with 8 inches of snow melting away it was a gooey, muddy mess, hence, the black rubber boots. Perfect for getting down and dirty!

After the kids naps we headed outside to see what kind of mess we could make. Initially, we started out in the backyard, but that didn't hold their attention very long. So, we ventured to the driveway where a big snowdrift beckoned us to make snowballs. Lucas and I took turns throwing snowballs at the garage door, while Lydia practiced walking in her boots. She didn't enjoy touching the snow! I noticed some of my tulips, hyacinths and daffodils are starting to poke through the ground. I can hardly wait to see them!

Eventually, we headed off to the park which is within walking distance from home. There were a lot of puddles to splash in along the way. We spent some time swinging and climbing, but mostly they were just having fun walking around (or in Lydia's case, falling down). The 2 hours we spent outside flew by! Boy, have we missed the fresh air! It was already an hour past their normal dinnertime so we headed home...tired, hungry and dirty! But our hearts were satisfied with sunshine, happy spring sounds, and good memories!


Philio said...

ummm, that picture of Lydia is adorable...and I'm not one to say adorable very often.

Jennifer said...

Great post, Reese!

matt said...

Hey those are some cute kids! Especially the one with the sophisticated red shirt - what taste.