Wednesday, February 11, 2009

stuff 'n stuff

Ugh, people. I am so busy, and yet I feel like I am doing nothing. February, oh February, with your long dark days and freezing you torture me.

Although, with a relatively new baby and an almost 4 year old, it is going by more quickly than usual. And the past few days have seen unseasonable "warmth" - temps in the 40s and even low 50s. All the snow pack that's been hanging around through a very, very bone-chilling January has melted off. Bad for those who dwell near creeks (ice jams=flooding, big time), great for those of us who just want to walk outside wearing fewer than 4 layers of clothing and outerwear.

Today, we took a walk.

We played in the dirty snow piles.

We thought about collecting these pinecones, till it was discovered that they are mushy and soft after months buried under snow.

We splashed around in puddles in giraffe boots.

And we pondered frightening lawn decor. Seriously, in the front yard? What the hell IS this thing? Ugh. Scary.

Well, winter will be back in full force by the weekend, so we enjoyed this jaunt around the block. Despite the 51 degree temperature reading on the stroller (it has time/temp), it felt very cold and damp. AJ zonked out in his heavy sweater and blanket cocoon, so we headed back to the house for cocoa and a fire in the fireplace. It certainly isn't Spring yet, but it was a nice reprieve!

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