SPRING. IS. HERE. I'm ready. Our area is ready. There is something so wonderfully exciting about the change of seasons. A fresh start...new nature stuff to enjoy...new smells. As tired as I (we all were) was of the snow and ice, I will admit to loving the beginning of the winter season, too. The problem is my love affair with winter has a short cycle.
So the meltdown is going on here. The ice jams at our riverfront have been incredibly damaging to one of our metroparks, a horse farm and a cemetery. Ella and I took a long walk in the neighbor and soaked ourselves - even with our best puddle-stomping boots on. BIG FUN.
Then we had this. Perfect Attendance girl was off two days sick. She coughed. She napped. She coughed.
And 48 hours later, she was pretty much back to herself. We decided to head to see Trent, Kim and Abbott as originally planned and boy are we happy we did! It was a quick 24 hours but we made the most of it. We hung out at their new compound and then hit up an exhibit at the museum.
Ella brought a bag full of Thomas books to hand down to her little cuz. She was so gracious and happy that he liked everything.
Ella took this photo. Her love affair with Sergei continues...
|Abbott reached out for her. Often.|
|When he wasn't reaching out for Ella, he was reaching for Uncle Larry.|
|Deep in thought at the Tree Drawing Table|