Thursday, February 12, 2009

Over-used Quote Ahoy

"God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December," goes the old adage. It is quoted so often that the author's name has been lost in the copy paste craze and most people call him "unknown. " If anybody wanted to super sleuth it, they would find that a quick google search yields the mysterious name "James Matthew Barrie"as the one who coined the phrase.

Beginning in September, when I have to start sporting a jacket, I'm ready for Spring to come. Five, sub-freezing months later I am dying for Spring. Well this week, we have been making new memories with some rosy weather in February, which is better than just remembering last June.

In the past two weeks we have had several days with the thermometer peaking at 70 degrees or more. Bella has seen more of the brown outside in the past fortnight than she did in her first 8 months of life, well, almost. After several trips to the playground near our apartment Bella discovered SAND. She enjoyed it in several ways:

grabbing it by the fistful and letting it leak between her fingers,

burying herself in it,

and playing ostrich- which she was preparing for right here.
We did more than play in the sand. We had a healthy picnic, played on the playground, went for walks and Bella even got a ride on Daddy's shoulders.

No, that isn't a creep peeking in the tunnel, it's just Ryan.