At the beginning of March, we still had several feet of snow, the girls were wearing full winter gear to school every day (parkas, snow pants, winter boots, hats, and mittens), and it seemed as if warmer days may never EVER be reality. (See here, for example.)
Now, only a few weeks later, all of our snow is gone. Snow gear is put away. Light jackets or fleeces have replaced the winter gear. They wear shoes to school instead of boots.
The forecast this week calls for several (did you see that? S-E-V-E-R-A-L) days of 70 degrees.
We are planning a cook out.
We are playing outside- sans coats!- with friends frequently.
The (formerly dreaded, but now not so bad) trampoline has been reassembled for the season and is in daily use. And you know, there are several ways to utilize a trampoline:
Signs of Easter are everywhere. For example, look at my secret stash, and you’ll see jelly beans. (Sweet tart are my favorite.) And Cadbury Eggs (mini caramal, all the way). Also on Saturday, we participated in our first egg hunt.
A couple of our daughters even transformed into Easter-bunny-esque type creatures.
Right now, the girls and I are walking to our elementary school for a book fair, and I’m contemplating how to dress. I’m afraid I’ll be too hot in a fleece but not warm enough without it.
It’s a seasonal hazard, I suppose, this never quite knowing how to dress.
…But we’ll take it!