I hope everyone had a good weekend. We have had a couple nice and sunny, but windy, days. It's so wonderful to see bare ground once again and temperatures in the 60s. I know it's not going to last, and winter might still spit out another snowstorm before springtime is here in earnest, but I'm happy with the blue skies and warm temps we're having right now.
I am dipping into my files for photos of April barns and fences. It was interesting as I perused my files. Some Aprils, we still had snowbanks this time of the month. Other Aprils were nice, like this one. With the photos today, I'm attempting to reflect the weather we're having right now. These are from April 2012.
Our daughter and her family and in-laws stopped on their way home from Duluth yesterday, and two of our grandsons from our son's family happen to be staying with us for the week, so it was fun getting the little boys together. They turned on the garden hose and spent a lot of time watering the garden pond, the bird bath, pushing wheelbarrows around, and jumping off the front porch.
Cousins and Friends, jumping off the front porch,
evidently competing to see who can break an ankle first.
(They never tire of this sport!)
Chewing on a foxtail and building a castle.
When I uploaded the photo, I noticed the trowel, its handle buried. Children lead such dangerous lives!
So I have to share this little anecdote:
When I was helping the above-pictured grandson get ready for church yesterday morning, he pulled a sweatshirt out of the dresser drawer.
"Um, let's not wear a sweatshirt,'* I said, setting it aside. 'It's going to be really warm in the church, so let's not wear something that heavy.'
He chose a different shirt. After putting on his shirt, he pulled a little ball of his clean socks out of the drawer, held them in the palm of his hand, considered them for a moment, and then said, 'I can wear these, Gramma. They're not too heavy.' He put on his socks, sat down on the bed, lifted a leg, and said, 'See, Gramma, they're not too heavy. I can still lift my leg.'
*BTW, I HATE it when people talk like that, using 'we' or 'us' to kids, when they don't mean it's going to be a joint effort, and it's not like he AND I were going to be wearing the shirt! And yet, much to my horror, I found myself talking that way. I promise I will try to be less judgmental in the future.
Daughter and Granddaughter
Photo taken in Duluth this weekend.
(not by me)
One never knows what to expect from the weather in Duluth. If the wind is coming from the west, off the land, then it can be a fairly warm day. But if the wind is coming off the huge, deep, and cold Lake Superior, then it can be freezing and miserable! Our daughter and family happened upon one of those wind-from-the-west days. Looks like summer, doesn't it!
Have a great Monday!
Have a great Monday!
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