"Lo, the sun was out, the weather was warm, and all the people rejoiced."
We made our yearly spring trip down to the little nursery where we like to shop. I am what you call a preferred shopper and they always give me a little discount. No joke.
Then we went home so Daph could help plant her flowers and Christian could fill my watering can with rocks. I found that my watering can is broken (not sure if it's related to the rocks or not) and I need to buy a new one.
That was yesterday. Today was all about weeding and more planting. Today was also the start of Starbucks Frappacino Happy Hour week. Isn't it such a wonderful week? Made even more wonderful by coinciding with birthday week and summer weather. I wanted to go, but since we had been home all day and were kind of grubby I sadly decided not to. Then David about gave me a heart attack by walking into the backyard with a Frappacino in hand, as he had grabbed one for me quick while he was at work. Once I recovered from having the daylights scared out of me I was very, very pleased.
We've been having picnics in the back every day. Daphne loves it so much and I love not having to keep Christian from throwing food on the floor.
Daph has fallen deeply in love with the big maple that shades our back patio This morning David got the ladder out to trim away a few stray branches and Daph stood on front of him with arms open wide and exclaimed "You can't cut this tree! It is my giant umbrella!" We live in a very drama-free household, in case you couldn't tell.
This afternoon I rinsed out Lola's water pool for the kids to splash in. They spent an hour and a half running and jumping and throwing water on each other. If I hadn't been so distracted by all the weeding that needed to be done I probably could've sat and read a book while they played.
There is the potential for this summer to be quite grand.