For the last week or so it has been slowly warming up. All of the snow has completely melted away and the buds on the trees are opening up. The smell of grass is in the air and the birds are chirping and flying about. Here at JFA we have been taking full advantage of this gorgeous weather and have been spending a lot of time outdoors.
The sandbox is where the three amigos love to hang out. They build sand castles, pretend they are dinosaurs, and let Monkey tear up their precious masterpieces made of sand. As you can see from the picture we have plenty of yard and outdoor toys to go around. And, yes, my hubby made the plastic swimming pool into a sandbox because the children refused to swim in the pool. It has worked out perfectly.
Another fun activity that all of my boys including my hubby love to do is gardening. We love to make our yard look pretty and planting trees, flowers, and shrubs. Above, all of the guys are planting a Yoshino Cherry Tree. They are dear to our hearts because we have another one in our yard that we planted when baby Kendall went to heaven. They grow very quickly and bloom in Spring with blush pink flowers. It is so amazing and beautiful.
On a sunny afternoon, a trip to Lowe's is always in order. Even if it's just to walk around and see what new plants are available or to get supplies for a gardening idea. The three amigos love to ride in the wagon.
The above picture was taken on Sunday afternoon in our back yard. I haven't taken a picture of our tulips yet but they are coming up as well. It is a wondrous thing that Spring comes every year after a hard winter. I am so grateful for the warmth and hope that it brings with it.
I pray that Spring finds you soon if it hasn't already. Blessings and sunshine to you and your family!