Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Spring Fever

It has been beautiful here and the kids can finally play outside after 4 months of  the yucky winter blahs.  Actually, winter has been pretty mild this year but nothing compared to the way springtime feels. It is a good thing too, because beginning in March, I always boycott winter by putting away the heavy coats, hats, and gloves.  Sometimes it bites me in the bootie, but it won't stop me from doing it again next year.  It is just amazing how a little warm weather can completely transform your outlook on life.  At our house, the countdown is officially on for summer vacation. Unfortunately, I have 3 1/2 months to count. Meanwhile, we have been practicing some summer activities.  First, swimming. Nash was finally big enough to go on all the water slides, which made it quite the exciting day. Atley is a total fish, which makes swimming a lot less stressful for mom. I used to feel totally panicked if I couldn't see all of them at all times.  Now I can relax just a little bit.  Harley has no fear of water, just like she has no fear of anything and she is still talking about going "whimming."

While swimming in a heated indoor pool is great, it is probably a bit premature to head to the beach so we did the next best thing. National Harbor has a beachy play area right on the banks of the Potomac.  There is a giant Poseidon buried in the sand for the kids to play on and plenty of boats, shops and restaurants to keep everyone else entertained.

And of course a little Ben & Jerry's made the day complete! Hurry summer you can't come fast enough!

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