You know how it feels after winter has officially ended and the weather is nice and all you want to do is be outside all the time? Well, that’s how it is here now.
It’s not like we have a really cold winter here in AZ, but it does get pretty chilly and it does rain. This last month we have had lots of it! (which has been great for our new grass) Then over the weekend it became spring. Spring here is more like high 70’s and 80’s which is more like summer to many of you, but here it means that you hurry and enjoy it before the temperatures sneak into the 100’s, and that always comes too fast.
Sunday morning was warm enough to eat breakfast out on the porch and it was heavenly. Fresh fruit, whole wheat bagels and yogurt (for me and J) and cereal for the kids. Nothing exciting, but sitting out there having a leisurely breakfast while the birds chirped and the kids played in the cool morning sunshine was the highlight of the week for me.
It has been ideal weather for morning or evening walking and I have been sure to take advantage of that during this time of year. The afternoons are starting to get pretty hot, so we usually head inside just long enough to finish a little housework, homework (not me) and a little bloggy/Facebook time, then we are right back outside to get a little more vitamin D before dinner. If I pretend I’m on some beautiful balcony overlooking the ocean somewhere in Mexico ( thanks M & L for the jealousy on this one), I almost feel like I’m on vacation. Not quite, but almost.
Yesterday we had an impromptu water fight in the backyard. Well not so much a water fight, mostly I just turned on the hose and told the kids to run through. I decided not to participate; 85 is not quite hot enough for me to get wet. Nowadays 95 is more my preferred temperature for any sort of water fun. Apparently my kids aren’t that picky. Pitter Patter threw a tantrum this morning because I wouldn’t hose him down at 8:30 this morning. Sorry buddy. You’re right, Mommy is “a meanie”. But right now a very happy meanie who hopes this weather can last and last…