Sunday, May 03, 2009

It's official: Spring is here to stay.

I worried that Corinne would be sad today. That she would be lonely while Patrick and the boys went to a Cub scout bowling party. Instead? My daughter has been outside with her friends, oblivious to the fun she is "missing out on."

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Could anything ever be as happy as a little girl on a spring day? She runs with a blue popsicle. Dripping, no doubt, down her "beautiful" purple dress. "You bought this dress just for ME, Mommy?!? I LOVE IT!" (Thank you, clothing sale, for $2 dresses to make my daughter's face light up so brightly.)

Shrieking with neighborhood children, they run from yard to yard, every single foot amongst them stained jade green. The freshly mown grass will not be forgotten until baths tonight!

"Oooh! A spider! A baby spider, Mama! Look!!"

"I see it, baby! I see it." How could I not? They're everywhere. Tiny butts held up high as they shoot their webs to fly away. Far, far away, hopefully...

Her hair has already lightened from the increased sun exposure. Soon it will have brilliant streaks of white-blond layered against her pink cheeks. Soon the daily applications of mud it receives will stand out even more, and I will have to be more diligent about regularly washing her hair...

I love this house. I love our neighborhood. I love that my children have such fun, only yards from the safety of home.

11 comments:

Stephanie said...

I love spring. We had our first nice day today, and you would be SO PROUD OF ME. I took Josh to Canal Park and let him run around and GET DIRTY. He even has GRASS STAINS. Plus, he threw rocks in the lake, and who knows how many germs are on those rocks? But he had a ball and I did not have a heart attack. I've been patting myself on the back all afternoon.

Looks like you guys had a ball too!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Steph, I am actually having palpitations over that comment!! I am so proud!

Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com said...

What a wonderful blessing for your daughter to experience such joy on her own =) She certainly sounds like a happy child!

Mom24 said...

Those certainly are blessings. She is adorable.

Gettysburg Mom said...

That is an outstanding picture!

Spring may not make it all better, but it certainly helps!

CaraBee said...

Spring is such a special time. Especially for those of us who have survived the long, cold winter. Corinne's joy is so beautiful, as is the girl. What a wonderful day!

Kristin said...

I wish Florida had a spring. It is already over 90 most days here now which is totally summer if you ask me. BTW went to Sweet tomatoes last week and used my prize. LOVED IT. Thanks again.

Dana said...

that sounds so cool. I wish we had a neighborhood like that. We don't. We live on land. The boys love to play on it and explore, build forts and all but there are no other kids around. I can't wait to someday live in an actual neighborhood with MANY neighbors.

Becky said...

We didn't really have a spring here last year. It kind of went winter, more winter, green-ish winter, then right back into winter. But now we've had a solid week of sunshine and it's almost impossible to keep the kids indoors. I love it!

Desiree Fawn said...

Heya -- you won! Check here: http://desireefawn.blogspot.com/2009/05/and-winner-is.html

Michelle said...

oh I love that picture! It just screams childhood!

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