Parents, teachers and children alike are all complaining about being cooped up inside during these new days of sunshine and warmer weather. Once again I am reminded of how blessed we are to have made this life for ourselves.
Our days have been spent walking through our towns, taking beach walks in search of treasure (and seals), playing tennis, riding bikes and enjoying the warming sun. Even more special, is that we are able to do these things all together (or not, as is sometimes the choice). It is so much fun to watch the kids discover the first bulbs peeking through the ground, or spot the first robin of the season. As we were walking last week Kenny III noticed the first osprey returning. What a glorious sight!
I am also grateful, as we experience the first night of daylight savings time, that my kids can sleep till they're done. We have a full day planned today, of bike rides and tennis and a little produce shopping then an evening of homemade pizzas and a movie.
I love spending these times with my kids, and try to be as thankful as possible for each moment.