Monday, April 4, 2011

Springtime

Jon is out of town this week, which is not fun, but the weather has been really nice, so we're trying to get outside more. The trees are in bloom and spring is well underway--so it's gorgeous. On Sunday, we walked to the nearby park. Here's Kate, walking down our street. The entrance to the park is between those two buildings at the middle of the picture. The cherry trees--almost as nice as the Tidal Basin. (Not really...but still beautiful!) The park is quite large. Here is the gazeebo and little pond from the hill we walked up to get to the play area. You can't see it from this picture, but the park was packed! The Germans certainly do love to get outside--a trait I hope to follow! Ellie, enjoying the sand. A little while after this picture she was dumping sand directly on to her dress and laughing out loud. It was great. Kate, grinning against the wind, in a little playhouse. The lady you see on the bench behind the house was very nice and talked with us for a while. She's originally from Croatia--which seems so far until I remember it's much closer than I realize! Heading out, Kate picked some "daffys" (taking after her Pops!) to bring home. She carried them all the way, only dropping one when she discovered a bug in it. (That's my girl. :)) But the bug flew out and now the daffys are brightening our kitchen table. A nice view of the park as well as something you definitely don't see every day. Yes, those are nuns. Hurray for spring! Hurray for the reawakening of the earth, plants, trees, and life. We have been healthy now for a solid three weeks and it's wonderful. Thank you again for your prayers!

5 comments:

Caitlin L said...

oh my word, those girls are soooooooooooooooooo cute!!!! I'm glad you're able to enjoy the beautiful scenery! Makes me miss it!

b.niel said...

hurrah! spring and health and life are here again. I can't get over how BEAUTIFUL it is there!! Wow! Fields of wild daffodils? Yes, please. Amazing pictures, the girls are adorable as ever. Can't wait to walk to the park with you guys! We sure could use some daffys to brighten up Chicago. love you guys!

Betsy said...

Oh my word! I am so glad I have been there as I can sooo picture these places. What a difference in just a couple of short weeks. Jen, this is beautiful...and so close by. Love the trees AND Pop's daffys! The pics of the girls are so adorable. Love the sand on the dress story...so E, and the bug on the daffy...so K. Ah, the joys. Have a great week. Love to all/G+P

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful parK! I love the trees and all the daffodils. Looks like the girls had a wonderful Sunday enjoying the Spring. Stay well and hope it's a fast week without daddy.
Love you,
Al and JoAnn

Shari Baker said...

Wow! You live in an amazing place. I'm glad that you can finally enjoy the area!