Sunday, March 22, 2009

sunny California


                                                       "the bruiser"
After starting this blog - I had to abandon ship for a few weeks.  We are back.  We took a trip to California last week to visit my parents.  The kids did great on the plane and we had a really fun time re acquainting ourselves with the sunshine and soaking in the vitamin D.  My eyes seriously had to adjust to the lush green colors.  We went on a great hike, played at lots of parks, and spent time with family and friends.  We all seemed to come back to life.  Grady was called a "bruiser" on several occasions.  He could not really hide all his roles under winter gear in California.  As soon as we arrived Zoey kicked off her shoes and said, "Mama, it is SO nice here you could go running everyday!"  I guess she knows what her mamma likes.  We are now back, refreshed and ready to enjoy the spring.  Although the grass is not green yet, hope is in the air.  

Thursday, March 5, 2009

back to the park

I just learned that if you want a photo to be first on your blog you have to add the photos in reverse order.  I wanted this one to be first.  Oh well.  After our walk in rain boots we put Zoey's snow clothes on and headed back to the park.  Yes, Grady is really a big boy for 5 months - but it doesn't help that I was holding the camera up and he was closest.  The park was fun and it gave me hope that Spring might come again....

40 degrees

Here is Zoey yesterday.  We went for a walk and she came out with her rain boots instead of snow boots.  It was a good choice due to the melting snow.  However, we went around the block one time and had to change into snow clothes to go back to the park.

Feeling a little crazy

So, I think we are starting to feel a little crazy here at 510 Gilbert Ave.  I am ready to get outside again.  However, the good news is, the winter has driven me to start a blog.  I need some kind of an outlet, so I thought I would try to learn the art of blogging...

Rice cereal or winter?

if someone was 
spoon feeding me 
winter today, this 
is how i would look.