Thursday, March 3, 2011

I Can Smell It In The Air



I can smell spring today!  Yes, I know, it will snow again...there is sure to be another storm, and maybe even a snow day.

But soon enough, the snow will melt, the birds will sing, the trees and flowers will bloom, the grass will turn green and lush, and I will throw open the windows and let the sweet smell of spring come in.

And boy, I can't wait to throw my kids out onto that green lush lawn, and let them run their little hearts out.  If they all haven't killed each other by then.  Boy oh boy, if there was a magic pill to make all siblings get along I'd be willing to anty up a pretty penny for it, wouldn't you?  What is it with cabin fever that brings out the mean in everyone?  Of course, I have been as sweet as pie all cooped up too.

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  1. Sarah, I wish I could send my kids over to run around on that lawn of yours! It looks so lush and inviting. I love the shot of your son up in the tree! I didn't notice it at first glance. He's brave. We're all scared of heights over here! There's no snow in my neck of the woods, but I'm still ready for spring. And I would definitely buy stock in a pill that would stop the fighting:))

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  2. I want to come live in your yard. I won't bother you, I'll just build a nice little bungalow in your beautiful tree. I'll even pay you rent

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  3. I'm so glad its not just my kids! The sniping has been over the top lately! And just before our Feb break, one of the boys' teachers called to say he can't sit still and I said I'd talk to him, but could we REALLY blame him when they haven't had outdoor recess since before the Christmas break and outdoor at home is also limited by the weather and sheer amount of snow making it difficult to ride bikes, scooter, or any of the energy draining activity the boys usually do? I'm with you - spring is coming! And I'll try to look past the short term mud season coming soon and forward to the green of the lawn. I can already hear the birds singing in the morning!!!

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  4. I'm so in love with the pic of your son face down in the grass! I wish I could do that right now...a face plant into a warm lawn! We keep getting glimpses of spring and it makes me so gitty!

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  5. So lush and wonderful. Still not much spring around here, still frostbite weather! I'll live vicariously through you. If you do find that pill, let us know!

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  6. buy a small bouquet of spring flowers to bring some spring energy in. I got some daffodils yesterday from Trader Joes ($1.49 for 10!!) So of course I bought bunches! I love daffodils. They look and smell like spring. Hang in there. It will be here before you know it.

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  7. Ahhhhhhhhh :) I can smell it TOOOO!!!!! I would love to just plant my face in that lush grass of yours too!!! Sooooooo ready!!!!!

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  8. I have a feeling that it's tacky to mention this, but... We've been up in the 70s everyday for around 2 weeks now (near Austin, TX). Our summers are hot, but spring in February is nothing to sneeze at (actually, maybe it is-- the allergies AND trees are starting to be in full bloom!).

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  9. Not sure where you live but here in IL it's COLD...and yes...my kids are fighting (I wish I could blame the weather but they manage to bicker in nice weather too!) My annoyance with this time of year in the Midwest is IT'S STILL COLD AND MY KIDS WANT TO DRESS FOR SPRING! Seriously? Yesterday it was a balmy 39 degrees here and I had to argue with both kids about wearing coats and socks! I feel like at this time of year here in the BITTER Midwest we all get to a point where we put on our spring coats and FREEZE because it's suppose to be spring even if it's still cold! Sorry...I'm ranting! But I am one person who would gladly "spring" ahead to summer and leave all the dirty snow piles and muddy shoes behind! Here's to seeing the 70's SOON!

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  10. I wish we lived in your neighborhood. It looks so inviting. Of course, there is no grass where I live that looks even close to that!! The warmth is just around the bend. Take care and invest in ear plugs if necessary :)

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  11. Reading about the "lack" of coats and socks in IL reminded me of a book I read this winter called "The Children's Blizzard". A "Cold Wave" in front of a blizzard came in right after a day of balmy weather and school children were caught out in it without their coats and hats because they had left them home. More children than adults died because the blizzard caught them just as school was letting out. In the 1880s I think.
    Well! Let's hope spring arrives soon!

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  12. I think you need more green in your header then. After all, green makes you think Spring-like and March is also for St. Patrick's Day! (:

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  13. I'm swooning! I love flowering trees and green grass. Neither of which we have right now ... but the day is coming (we have buds on our flowering pear in the front yard!).

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  14. If only it were so over here in the Rockies! However, chick season down at the feed and seed makes up for the late green and sure puts a smile on everyones face around here :)

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  15. I'm right there with ya sister.
    I have been in CA for the last 10 years
    moved to CT in July
    this winter has been
    COLD
    and we are all MEAN

    I sure hope those birds come back soon..
    and flowers
    and sunshine

    enough already

    hang in there...
    soon enough

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  16. Glorious! Those trees in blossom are simply glorious. I took a walk/run today with the girls. It hailed, rained, and then blessed sunshine warmed us up at the end. It was all worth it for that sun. And just today I finally smelled spring in the air, as well.

    However. Much as I love this Pacific NW, my heart's a little heavy knowing that truly warm, long sunny days won't until mid-June. Or, later. Sigh. (Come to think of it, we have a lot of islands around here that are Anne-esque . . . .)

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  17. Aaahhh those pictures are amazing, they really do scream Spring. I can't wait for it either :)

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  18. I wish I could smell spring around here. I don't know how much snow we still have on the ground, but it is a lot and there is more coming this weekend. I am not sure when I will see that green, green grass again! But, I can't wait, the cabin fever is really bad in our house right now!

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  19. I love that they climb that beautiful tree all the way to the top!! =) blissful fun!! You have a fabulous yard!!

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