Thursday, May 24, 2012

What happened to spring?

It seems for the second year in a row we went straight from winter to summer. Very few days or weeks in the 70's, which is what I consider spring weather - we jumped straight from 50's and 60's to 80's and 90's. Sadly that means less hiking in the national park to view the wildflowers. Happily, it means its time to set up the pool and head out to the river because those warmer temps just scream for us to be in the water!

Joe set up the pool on Mother's Day. It always turns in to an event here at the Funny Nose household. The kids just love getting in and splashing around in the shallow water and playing with the hoses:

In addition to Mother's Day, the kids and/or I have been in the pool at least 3 times in the past week if not more. Kuma also got in one day, which he is technically not allowed. Lesson learned, he can climb the pool ladder to get both in and out:

And I am so glad that the kids are getting good use out of MY new papasan raft:

 (Jadyn with her BFF Riley)

(It's not a surfboard Jake!)

Saturday while I handled snack bar duty at the Little League fields, Joe, the kids and of course Kuma prepped the boat for our first trip of the season. It's amazing how much fun the boat can be even on dry land:

And Sunday, we had a successful trip to our family's happy place (Joe completely took out and rebuilt the engine in the boat this past winter after having some issues last season, remember this trip?)

Even though it already FEELS like summer and we have been fortunate to spend so much time in the water already, this preview just has me ready. Ready for the kids to finish out the school year so our summer can really begin. I can't wait!


Janna said...

I wanna move in with you for the summer!!!

Cacey said...

Dude, I'm still waiting for Spring here! We still have to wear jackets to Elijah's games, mostly because they're down by the water, but still it sucks!