Saturday, March 6, 2010

I'm not counting any chickens...

I don't want to get too excited, and I know it's only the beginning of March, but we've been having some lovely days in the 30s and 40s recently and after many frozen solid months, the world has finally begin to drip. Drip, drip, drip, drip.

On Friday after I picked up Fiona from daycare I thought we should celebrate the blue sky and dripping water and go for a walk. First we had to go home and feed Adele and give Fiona a snack, and then we'd be on our way. After an hour or so, some projectile vomiting (Adele), some howling (Adele and Brodie), and some clean pants (Fiona), we were ready to go!


Yep, Adele was overjoyed to find herself in the stroller. After about half a block I put her back in the moby and just carried her, and that was much more peaceful.

Brodie was beside himself with joy because he hasn't been on a walk in months, so at least someone was happy, though as the snow melts it reveals all kinds of things that have been frozen underneath all winter and he spent most of the time straining to get away to sniff the various dead squirrels/leaves/mcdonalds wrappers that are magically appearing.

It was funny to take Fiona on a walk after a few months of not going out. When she'd ride in the stroller in the past I'd provide a running commentary on the events... "look, there's a doggie... do you see the trees? That's a duck, it says quack..." etc., etc. and Fiona would just listen (or ignore me). But a few months have passed, and Fiona has developed into a child who responds and provides answers to questions and points things out to me! So we chatted to each other about the things we saw and it was very pleasant.



We passed by the lake near our house and although it was still frozen, we did find some trees nearby with the beginnings of buds on them. Thus, I hereby announce the beginning of budwatch 2010. I am looking forward to seeing some juicy green bursing out of the little brown nubbins!


The high is 43 today, so who knows, maybe we'll all change out of our pyjamas and go on another one... we really should, because knowing Minnesota next weekend we'll be in the midst of a blizzard.



5 comments:

stacylsc said...

Glad you got out there! Sadly you're right that we'll probably have a blizzard next week! Enjoy your time with your little gals.

P.S. I love my moby wrap too!

david said...

Are you sure it wasn;t too cold? Fiona seems to be getting a touch of frostbite.

Grandma said...

I love the idea of 'conversations' with Fiona. What fun. It will be three-way sooner than you think!

Louise said...

Hi Stacy. Here's hoping for a mild March!

David, her finger fell off shortly after. I figured it was ok because, as Dad always said... she's got another 9...

Hi Grandma! You should take a walk with us some time, it's a hoot!

Cathy said...

I love conversations with little kiddos...