Spring... used to be my second-favorite season after summer. But I really am a spring person now. We've had an unusually warm winter and spring here in Minnesota, and I love every minute of it. I spend most of the day outside with the kids, gardening, laying in the lawn, building a small structure on the side of the garage to house our over-abundance of trikes, bikes, and toys.
The peonies -the best- are getting ready to bloom. I love the buds almost as much as the flowers. Little green strawberries are hidden by the delicate white petals. Our front-step planter is filled with FLOWERS rather than spruce tips and dogwood branches.
This year we've found new-found freedom while working in the yard thanks to the addition of a trampoline in the back of the yard and a gate that keeps them out of the neighboring yards.
A short distance from the trampline is a little clearing in the middle of a big jumble of volunteer trees and plants called "the hideout". And did I mention the gate that keeps them in our yard? Huge peace of mind!
And the biggest sign of new life around here...
I'm almost 19 weeks pregnant with a baby girl- or so the ultrasound seems to indicate. For some reason I'm having trouble believing it. Wachholz Child #4 is expected to make an appearance in mid-October. Praise the Lord and give me strength!