Thursday, May 22, 2014

"I've always looooved the idea of Summer!"

"…but sometimes I like to close my eyes, and imagine what it'd be like when summer does come…"

Nothing like a snowman talking about the joys of summer!

Summer (or more like Spring) has showed us its pretty face several times in the last couple of weeks. It. Was. Glorious. The weather snapped back to chillier conditions last Friday, just in time for the long weekend. Sweatshirts and even a light jacket were required. But fortunately, come Monday (a holiday in Canada!), the weather warmed up again and everyone was out and about.

We waited for a VERY long time this year for the snow to melt and the weather to escape sub-zero temps. It was rough. March looked like January. April saw snowstorms and temperatures barely reaching 0 degrees Celsius. Even early May reminded us a lot of a typical March. But here we are, one week before my not-so-little girls turn 3 and the weather has hit 20 degrees!

I think that I'm loving this weather even more after the winter we experienced. I love the long days -- playing in the park, forgetting that it is nearly 5:30pm and we need to get home for dinner.

I love the time spent in the backyard and the girls rushing to eat breakfast (lunch or dinner) in order to get out to play in the their new sandbox.

I love the farmer's markets! When the weather has been nice, the girls and I go to a market after they finish soccer. Last week, the sun was shining, the band was playing and the market looked far too inviting to not grab some food and enjoy it. We grabbed some salmon burgers from a local fish shop and sat down to enjoy the music.

I love the girls' constant desire to be outside and active (like their Mommy!). They ride their scooters nearly every day. 

And I love that they're never too busy scooting to stop and pick a flower for me :)

I even love that their clothes are so dirty from the dirt, mud and grass that a stain stick doesn't cut it. We're back to daily baths again too. During the winter, we usually switch to every other day since their skin gets dry. I'm sure the dirty clothes thing will lose its appeal in a few weeks ;)

And finally, I love that it is BBQ season! My sous-chef, Quinn, and I will be hard at work. Photos to come.

And with the warm weather, comes the need for a new 'do. I took Quinn to our salon yesterday for a trim and some layers.

1 comment:

  1. 3 years old? No way. No how. Just cannot be.

    Those scooting girls just about kill me every time. Mad balance skills!!!