Sunday, April 20, 2008

Finally Spring!

I realize the official first day of spring was a month ago. But today was really our first day of spring. I turned the heat off in the house for the first time since September 2007. The sun was shining and people were out and about like we'd never seen the sun before. There were no street sweepers to be found, but it was a Sunday. Maybe they will be out tomorrow. Street sweepers are a sign of true spring.

My oldest caveman couldn't get enough of being outdoors. He played with the neighborhood kids all day long. Riding his bike, playing baseball, and enjoying the day.

The littlest caveman went in and out trying to decide which was better. Playing inside with out his big brother bothering him or going outside.

I spent some time outdoors too. It felt good to just be outside in the sunshine. I grilled out steaks for dinner. I wasn't the only with that idea. Around dinner time when stepping outside steaks on the grill was all you smell.

The ice-cream truck came by today and that is a good sign that not only is it spring, but summer is right around the corner. The kids screamed "ICE-CREAM MAN!!" with much excitement when they heard that ice-cream truck bell playing. My kids grabbed money out of the coin jar and went bolting back outside like the house was on fire. They each came back inside the house with big popsicles and even bigger smiles on their faces.

Our cat Rambow is leash trained. She loved being outdoors. She loved listening to the birds and smelling the steaks grilling. She spent most of the day outdoors. Poor little kitty hasn't been outside all winter. She doesn't like the snow.

So we all enjoyed our 67 degree day. Tomorrow we are expected to get rain and thunderstorms. So our sunshine enjoyment is unfortunately short lived.

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