We are well into Spring here in the south - but Spring can be a tricky season here. One day it's reaching the 80's and your dreaming of when the pool will open - the next it's dropping to the low 40's at night and your layering up before bed. The "socks or no socks" for Jet when getting ready for bed is a nightly assessment that involves looking up the weather bug on our smart phones to see how chilly it might get. I usually vote for socks - I hate the idea of those precious toes getting cold. Although often Jet decides "no socks" even after we have put them on - as I sometimes see them lying on the floor by his crib in the morning. Silly monkey.
But we have been enjoying the nice weather.
Sunny days bring happy boys...
And bunny faces in an extreme way. It's almost frightening.
And more time outside means it's time to do some "spring sprucing" in the yard. I love flowers. They add color and life to a world just recovering from winter. And they always make me think of the flowers singing "Golden Afternoon" in Disney's Alice in Wonderland. Bizarre movie. As an adult I'm a little creeped out by it. But there was nothing more magical to my little-girl self than those singing flowers.
How awesome would that be?! I mean really.
Jet is always happy to help. He loves being outside - and he loves dirt.
Just as long as I can keep him from eating it again - he's a wonderful helper.
"Hey Momma - I found some great dirt in these pots!"
"Here Mommy - I'll get that for you..."
"Um...never mind that dirt. It's supposed to be there."
Spring weather means I get to sit outside and watch my boy explore everything - right down to mommy's lavender nail polish.
And Spring is not the only thing around here that likes to play "peek-a-boo."
Spring. Time for colorful pinwheels that remind me of a special day that's about a month away...
And I find myself perfectly content, thankful, soaking it all in, and looking forward to summer - just around the corner.
Hope this finds you enjoying your Spring. And if you're still waiting - don't worry. I'm sure it's just waiting for the perfect time to pop out and surprise you.