Tuesday, April 22, 2008
What glorious warm, sunny days. Days of raking, shoveling, digging, clipping, mulching, creating new plant beds, cleaning up the old ones. I love yard work, and I like the familiar ache of working in the garden - sore feet, knees, back, neck, shoulders, arms.
For the boys, the warmth means hours outside each day - playing and digging and and hauling rocks and looking for bugs and just being kids. Things have been dragged out into the yard that haven't seen the sun in months. Trucks, balls, tables, scooters, shovels. The days of sun have dried up the squishy muck and created a nice dry yard with some patches of green, so by today we all ended up barefooted again - which, after a long winter, is a decadent feeling.
The hours of running and climbing and playing mean extra tired boys. Well, tired boys AND tired mom. We are active in the cold months, but it is never quite like the first burst into spring. Tomorrow, it rains. While I love the yard work and the play in the warm sun, I also look forward to a day inside with books, baking, and a great craft project!