lately, our family has been feeling the itchy, restlessness that comes with a long winter. so when the sun finally flexed her muscles and the temps rose to a blessed 60 degrees this week, we were all gleefully soaking up the rays. over the weekend the three of us filled our days with walks through the sleepy town of galena, window shopping and taste testing the famous local fudge. there seemed to be an unspoken pact that as long as the temp was above 45 degrees all activities needed to be outdoors. today, weekend behind us, teddy and i were on our own to think of new ways to enjoy the warm weather. we decided with rubber blocks and a radio in tow to go sit on the little cement slab in front of our house. it took a second to find the one tiny area the dripping roof hadn't left wet, but when we did it was perfect. the simplicity of watching teddy play outside, rotating interest between twigs, wet blades of grass, and then back to the blocks was beautifully pure and organic. although he didn't last long on our small square of dry, it was the enough time to feel the warm breeze, get our moccasin socks wet, and our hands a little muddy. mondays tend to be a bit melancholy for teddy, he misses daddy after the weekend...well...okay, we both do :) i usually try and find a special activity to fill the day. today, a hour outside was alright.
"little darling, the smiles returning to the faces. little darling, it seems like years since it's been here. here comes the sun, here comes the sun and I say it's all right" ~ george harrison