Thursday, March 24, 2011

Good Day Sunshine...

I need to laugh, and when the sun is out
I've got something I can laugh about
I feel good, in a special way
I'm in love, and it's a sunny day

The wind is howling past our windows and bringing with it the promise of plummeting temperatures and lots of rain. Boo! Spring gave a mighty push this week, but I'm pretty sure Winter got ticked off and came back for round...what is this now... three? four? I knew from the beginning of the week that our gorgeous days were going to be numbered (cause the weatherman told me so), so every single chance we got we raced outside to drink in some sunshine. It was simply lovely while it lasted.

There are three childhood staples that photograph beautifully outside, and I'm determined to capture all three before Spring ends. The first is the classic ice cream cone, and you get bonus points for sprinkles. The second is the rainbow whirly lollipop; sticky and colorful and about as close to perfection as an inanimate object can possibly get. And the third thing is nice big bundle of helium balloons. I forgot one. Popsicles. Who doesn't love a good popsicle? Alright, now I'm thinking of about a trillion things to photograph, but I'm just going to have to file those thoughts away for now, because this week we tackled ice cream....

And it didn't go exactly as expected....

Evelyn didn't know what in the world to do with ice cream in cone form. And trust me, my kid loves ice cream. But before our strawberry cone with sprinkles got ditched on the ground, I did manage to get a few shots of cherubic fingers and one solitary sticky drip.

Worth it.

Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine

We take a walk, the sun is shining down
Burns my feet as they touch the ground

We loaded up in the stroller every day that we could and high-tailed it to wherever we felt like it...which usually ended up in a trip to grandma and grandpa's house. Praise the Lord our new stroller parts came in yesterday so we can get the side-by-side out as soon as it warms back up again! I'm just really glad we had anything here with wheels to get us where we needed to go, cause cars don't count when it's warm outside. Let's ride, baby....

I stand corrected. Cars don't count unless they happen to be cozy coupes. In that case, burn some rubber.

"Wanna ride?"
Anywhere with you, darling!

Bahahaha...they look like two old geezers. "Hurry it up, grandma!"

Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine

I love naked baby piggies!

And big girl piggies, too. :)

I knew that when nature was reenacting the opening scene from The Wizard of Oz yesterday that we probably had just one day left to enjoy our sudden burst of warm weather. So even though we were almost blown away, we decided to go to the public school playground and get in as much outdoor playtime as possible. 

I learned something yesterday. All of my dreams of spending afternoons at the park with my girls this summer are going to be much more difficult to manage than I ever imagined. Wanna see how far away I actually was from Evelyn when I shot these pics?

Not joking. Our camera has a super zoom lens. I could NOT keep up with her and manage an infant at the same time. This is going to be interesting....

Then we lie beneath a shady tree
I love her, and she's loving me
She feels good, she knows she lookin fine
I'm so proud to know that she is mine

I learned something else. My kid is beyond curious about school. Check it out:

I don't think I could homeschool her if I wanted to...

...and I don't wanna.

See Gracie? Poor thing was in the stroller almost the entire time. This mama has got to find her rhythm before the real warm weather gets here. Either I need a good baby carrier, or Evie needs a leash. Maybe I should invest in both, haha.

Nope, she's not picking her nose, haha...just rooting for her thumb. I've got a little thumb-sucker...and it's super cute.

Yes, yes, yes, it was a very good week, indeed. So sad to see it go. But I think this little tease was just what we needed to get us through until that cold weather is knocked out for good. I'm seeing lots of Spring crafts and colors in our future to brighten our spirits, while Mr. Golden Sun hides this weekend. :)

 Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine
   Good day sunshine....


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful story with the poems there.

Here we have beautiful spring weather also, I'm outside all the time.

Have a lovely day!

Meagan said...

Is it bad that I want to pinch your children's checks?! They are just too cute!!

Meagan said...

*cheeks!! whoops!!

Adrien said...

Haha...I wish my children came with checks!

Cassie said...

Please promise me you will NEVER put your child on a lease. Anytime I see kids on a leash I want to ask the parents, would YOU want to be on a leash?

And omg, those school pictures are going to be too real too fast. So cute!!

Adrien said...

I hear you on the leash thing, but honestly after my experiences this week, I have a *little* more empathy for people who use them!

Evie actually has a puppy back-pack that has a long "tail" that an adult can hold onto in crowds or public places. We haven't needed to use it, but now I'm realizing it may be a necessity when it's just me and two babies. Evelyn runs straight for the street, and it's hard being outnumbered. :/

I already tear up when I think about school! I'm going to be a mess!!

Kim said...

Love these pictures!!! I look at them and think Evie is getting so big. but her and Landon are the same age. Bitter sweet! :)

Sarah said...

I HAD the exact same 'puppy leash'. Used it once. I was thinking the exact same thing you were. Apparently anyone who is againist them hasn't had to chase a toddler in a public place. I was thinking it was a 'safe' way for him to explore. However, after all the dirty looks I recieved and him still running...the leash is now in the yard sale pile. A baby carrier might be the better solution, haha.


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