We’ve had a couple of false starts to Spring so far this year and we are soooo ready for it to arrive – and stay – once and for all. Today wasn’t too bad but we still have a fair bit of snow on the ground from last week’s blizzardy weather.
Have I mentioned how much I love Mondays? I know, most people don’t like them, and I didn’t either when I worked outside the home. But now I like them because it’s the one day where I get the entire afternoon (of the weekdays, that is) with both kids. All other days, I usually have only one kiddo at a time, morning and afternoon, because of their conflicting school schedules. I look forward to having them both in morning school next year so that we’ll have all of our afternoons for play and activities together.
Today was the day for Easter eggs. Each year, as the kids get older, they are able to do more and more themselves without making the work area an utter disaster. This year, they did it all themselves. Number of eggs broken or cracked? Zero. Messiness factor? Zero. Such big kids they are! I enjoy this activity with them so much.
We went searching for pussy willows afterwards. I had hoped to find a bunch for our home but didn’t have any lunch finding the full branches I had in mind. We only saw ones like this:
Does anyone know a great source for these in Edmonton? We were in the river valley near the zoo and it was slim pickings there. Maybe we were just too early?
We had fun anyway, though. There is a little park near there that we sometimes visit so our pussy-willow hunt turned into a trip to the park.
The kids like to take turns pushing each other on the swings. It’s quite a gong show, really, because when Claire has to push, she can barely push him forward and then she always gets solidly whacked as he swings backwards. Nevertheless, they both have fun!