Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Come On Spring!!!

Although the groundhog saw his shadow recently meaning six more weeks of winter, we had a bit of a preview of spring last weekend. The temps were above 60. OH MY GOSH!! It was so beautiful! Felt like the grass should be turning green and little flowers and shoots popping up, but that is still aways off. And, snow is forecast for next weekend.

Maddy and I did enjoy a scooter ride (she was on the scooter with me running behind!) to the park to play and it was so nice to sit in the sun and enjoy the warm temps. She also rode her bike a bit and got out this old car that son #2 (Cboo) used many years ago. Cboo got this car when he was 2-1/2 -- he's now over 21! Do you think I have a problem getting rid of stuff?? Some things are just too fun to give away or sell and this car was one of those!

We had one casualty from the sub-zero temps of December and January. We have an old refrigerator in the garage and usually keep water and pop (soda to you Easterners) in it. Well, when we had some really cold weather (way below zero) for a number of days in a row in December and January, I realized the pop was freezing. It wasn't just freezing . . . it was exploding!! But I avoided even looking in the refrigerator -- so fearful I was of what had happened. So, part of the warm day was spent cleaning out the incredibly sticky refrigerator. OY - it was such a mess! The good news is that I got it all done in about an hour and at least it has been too cold for the sticky mess to attract a million ants! I learned my lesson -- pop stays in the house during the winter and we'll use the refrig in the summer only!

15 comments:

Jodee Leader said...

We enjoyed the nice weather last weekend too. I am soooo ready for Spring! That scooter is sooo cute! We had the red car that you gave Kamree out last weekend for a long stroll! We love it!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Ummmm....I will be heading out to our garage to move the soda as soon as I type this....what a mess!

Maddy looks like a pro driving that little car....you better hide your keys:)

Old toys are the best....my parents held onto some of our cars and now my kids and my sisters kids can enjoy them while visiting....it brings back lots of fond memories for me:)

Hope you have a great day!

Lisa

Lisa said...

We did get spoiled didn't we? Now it is cold and we have snow on the ground! Crazy!? Glad you were able to clean up the mess in your fridge!

Miss Maddy looks so cute in her car.

I love the new look of your blog! It's GREAT!!!

Kerry said...

Looks like a wonderful preview of Spring. We are sooo ready here too! Maddy was riding in style! Always so cute.

Hugs

Rhonda said...

Yes, Come on Spring....

Everybody together:

SPRING SPRING SPRING SPRING SPRING!!!!!

Your little peanut looks so sweet out there on the sidewalk. I know you just want to take a bite out of that little cheek!

Have a great Valentines Day Weekend!
~Rhonda

Michelle said...

Oh, I was SO going to ask where you got that cool car. I don't think I'll be getting that anywhere soon. :)

Sorry to hear about your refrigerator casualty. But good thing you are looking on the bright side. It could have been much worse if it were ant season. ICK!

Rachel said...

We, too, have been spoiled by warmer than normal temperatures. We played outside all yesterday afternoon. Such a tease, isn't it?

I love the little car. So cool that her big brother also played with it!

Enjoy the nice weather while it lasts.

Rachel

Super Mommy said...

Glad you got some nice weather. I can tolorate the heat in Houston to enjoy mild, mild winters! Looks like Maddy enjoyed it as much as you did!!

paige said...

yes, this weather is so wonderful!!
i have the windows open , even though its maybe a little too cool for that.

miss maddie looks like a pro race car driver-wink!

mommy24treasures said...

its so fun to have these little previews of Spring, we have them too and it helps to make it through the cold days...

Gail said...

We had a couple days in the 50's, now we're back to the 30's but at least a lot of the ice and snow melted. Adorable pics of your girl in her car. :)

Rebecca of "China, Baby!" said...

We had a WONDERFUL spring preview last weekend too... it was a slice of heaven after all the below-zero temps we've had this winter! Precious photos of Maddy in the little scooter. :)

Sandy Toes said...

What a fun car....she is so cute! How fast does she go?
-sandy toe

Jennifer said...

Looks like Maddy enjoyed the nice day. We went outside and Katie rode her scooter. All the kids in the neighborhood were outside. It was GREAT! I am so ready for Spring.

Jen

Erin said...

Enjoy your "Spring" break! Your street is so pretty!!! (As is Maddy)