Between morning grocery shopping and preschool drop off/pickup and afternoon schoolwork and physical therapy appointment, Amanda, Michael, Lauren and I got to spend almost an hour outside enjoying the beautiful sunny warm weather today.
Michael, Lauren and I walked around the yard and looked for little wildflowers and for buds on the trees.
Strange as it may seem, I was excited to see that the dandelions are starting to bloom.
And why am I happy to see these "weeds"?
Because I want to try my hand at making some Dandy Muffins and Bread, Dandelion Jelly, Fried Dandelion Blossoms, and Dandelion Gravy.
Michael tried to climb a tree but didn't get very far.
We found an empty birds nest in a tree . . .
. . . and a ladybug on the ground.
Amanda watered the rows where I planted seeds Saturday. I'm in a hurry to see little green shoots instead of plain old brown dirt.
Michael, Lauren and I walked across the field to see the cattle. There were some very cute little calves out there.
After a run back across the field . . .
. . . they both collapsed on the ground because they were so "tired".
I took this as my cue to announce it was storytime and then naptime.
But this hour of sunshine and fun was such blessing in the middle of a busy day.