Friday, February 22, 2008

Spring is around the corner, I can feel it!


Wow, have we had some beautiful weather here in Seattle lately! We've had nothing but sunshine and 50 degrees for more than a week now and it's made me feel so cheerful! I've been so grateful to take my boys outside and enjoy our backyard again. We've been taking walks, playing in our "sandbox" (the Japanese rock garden that I've let Joseph destroy with his sand toys), and today we played at Alki Beach. I'm kicking myself because I didn't remember my camera today. But this picture is of our daily walk/ride around the neighborhood. It's been fun to see Joseph's pride at finally figuring out how to pedal his big wheel. And I've loved seeing Justin experience sand and rocks and grass in his hands for the first time. I know it can't last forever, but this taste of spring is just what I needed!

12 comments:

Jennie Minor said...

It is almost Spring! YAY! I love the warm weather. BTW I loved what you wrote on Alicia's blog about Joseph telling you he didn't want you talking to him when you were trying to explain what he was doing wrong. I am glad that every mom goes through the same things with their kids.

Jon & Michelle said...

I am so jealous! We can't even see that we have grass, it's still covered with snow!

Emily said...

Sounds awesome! Isn't it amazing what a little sun can do to lift our moods? I love that picture, and Joseph is so cute on his little bike!

Alki beach is so awesome...I want to go back there!

Jenni.Jolley said...

50 degrees?!?!?! you lucky girl! I'm pretty sure if it was that warm here we'd go to the lake or something haha! but i totally know what you mean. it's been like 30 degrees here lately and I only wear one coat and it's a little miracle :) your boys are sooooooooo cute as always. I'm ITCHING and dying to see them again. I've been real depressed lately at the fact that all of my nieces and nephews are getting big without me :( I think i'll drop out of school and go from sibling to siblings house and play!

love you guys!

*Stephanie Mitchell* said...

It sounds like the weather has been beautiful everywhere lately! It's been SO pretty here...well not 50 degrees but a little warmer than usual and sunny and pretty! those boys are just too cute! they get cuter and cuter with every picture! I can't wait to be a cute little mom and take me kids on cute little adventures like that! you're such a good mommy!!!

Katie said...

What a cute picture, and I think Justin looks a little like your Dad...

Misha said...

I don't know how you get the cutest pictures! Joseph and Justin seem to pose perfectly for the cutest picture possible! And yes, the weather has been spectacular! Though with Seattle, you never know, this could be just a really rude teaser of a nice week and then rain for the next couple months!

rose, aaron, gavin & hayden said...

amen for sunshine!!!
and way to go joseph for pedaling! that's awesome! he'll be on a big-boy bike in no time.
and justin is SO CUTE!!! he's not taking after darren at all... ;)

Jennie said...

Jill, Your boys are so cute and getting so big! They must keep you busy! I'm excited to keep in touch more! Can't wait until we can start taking walks outside.

Carol and Bruce said...

Adorable picture of my boys! I'm so glad you are able to get outside and I love it that it is still light at 6:00 now!! It is still cold here though, we haven't had those nice warm days yet but Dad is working in the yard anyway. I should be happy about that BUT he started on that bedroom and now I fear it will be next winter before he goes back in there:) Love you all so much!

Jennie Minor said...

okay, so I just saw your kids photos on peak a boos blog! Seriously, they were honestly some of the most adorable things that I have EVER seen. I came across that blog randomly and when I saw your kids I got so excited!

Jill said...

That's a weird coincidence! How do you know Peekaboo photos? We love them. It's become my mom's present to give us when we get together in Utah. Don't they do an amazing job? I'll post all the pictures as soon as my copy of the cd gets to me in the mail.