First, thank you to those of you who reached out during my little blogging break. I was overwhelmed by your emails, comments, and phone calls checking on me- though I certainly didn’t mean to cause any alarm! You know, sometimes it’s just good to step back for a few days, take the pressure off, and make sure that blogging is still fun. And you know what? It is!
On Friday (the last day of Andrew’s spring break, though he didn’t get to take any time off until Friday afternoon… bummer), Andrew came home from work early so we could enjoy what was to be one nice warm day in a sea of cold rainy ones. He came home to find us with the back door wide open, music blaring, and kids playing in the mud on our back deck while I snapped some photos and basked in the sunshine.
Then we headed to Laumeier Sculpture Park to check out the outdoor exhibit, which was pretty cool. And though we respected the signs that asked us not to climb on or touch certain structures…
And this is officially “The Face of Three.”
Actually, he just banged his knee pretty hard on that rock seat. But, you know, it’s a face we have been seeing a lot of lately. Especially around bedtime. Today kicks off spring break for the boys, which I am trying to pump myself up for! Around this time last year, we were already starting our garden, spending every waking hour outside, and even playing in basins of water in the back yard. We had weeks of weather in the mid-70′s and 80′s, and spring was in full-swing. But this week looks bleak. It’s snowing as I write this, and we are looking at temperatures in the 30′s and 40′s all week, plus rain. Sigh. It would be nice timing for you to show up now, spring.
Not sure what I’ll be up to with the boys while they are out of school. I am kind of up to my gills sick of indoor activities, and we have worn out all of the children’s museums around St. Louis. So… do you have any ideas???
Also, Happy Birthday to my mama today! We love you, Grandma!