Yesterday was so beautiful, spring can't come soon enough! I was able to put two loads of laundry on the line. The ground underneath was still a little mushy and muddy, but that didn't deter me! I love the smell of laundry that has dried out in the fresh air, especially sheets. There's nothing like climbing into bed at night and smelling the great outdoors.
After lunch we drove around the corner to my Grandma Smith's house. She has been getting weaker each day and the boys really wanted to see her. As soon as we removed our shoes at the door, Lauren took off into the living room. She immediately started to remove all the pillows and blankets off of grandma's couch and throw them on the floor. I'm not sure why she does this, but it is the second time she has done so. While Lauren dismantled grandma's couch, the boys and I talked with grandma and Maribel (one of the ladies who cares for grandma during the day). Jacob gave grandma several hugs and told her how much he loved her. He is such a compassionate little guy.
Ten minutes later the boys discovered there were two geese and a Blue Heron in grandma's pond. Off they went to explore and discover the mysteries of grandma's pond. A pond that has held children captive for generations. Lauren and I stayed 5 more minutes and then left grandma with hugs and our love.
After Lauren's nap I took her outside. She headed straight for the big mounds of snow that were still left in the drive way. On her way there she got side tracked and took a few moments to splash through a mud puddle left by the melting snow. She is definitely an outside girl. She just can't get enough of it. Coming indoors always imparts some sadness for her. That's a polite way of saying she really dislikes it and we are forced to listen to much crying!
Isaac, Jacob and Caleb spent a good portion of the day playing outside. This time of year is so refreshing and they enjoy exploring the stream and riding their bikes around the driveway. They came in later for hot chocolate with pink cheeks. This time from being overheated, instead of from the frigid air.
It was a day full of blessings, fresh air and God's promises.