Spring has sprung! Or at least it's in the process of springing. Today was gorgeous. The sun was shining and the temperature was nearly 70. The kids played outside all day. It gave me a chance to get caught up on housework that has been all but ignored this past week. To say I've been ill is an understatement. I didn't even venture out of bed all day Thursday. Friday was a little better. Saturday, I felt well enough to attend an all-day youth conference. (Read: Saturday, I was too stubborn to miss out on an all-day youth conference.) Sunday, I paid for my stubbornness. And I was still completely wiped out Monday. I won't list all the ailments I had, but trust me, for me to see the mess all around and not even attempt to clean it, meant I was sick. Really sick. The kids have been fantastic. Jake helped a lot with the other two, and all 3 helped get anything I needed. I'm sure allowing them to watch an excess of television and eating poptarts (which are reserved for Sunday morning breakfast) for lunch helped them all behave better. It has been an off-week for sure.
But when I woke up this morning . . . I felt human again! I have been non-stop all day. What a feeling! Since it was so nice outside, I was able to open the windows, disinfect the house, and chase all those germs away. (Thankfully, they didn't seem to bother anyone else before they left.) In between cleaning, laundering, washing, organizing, sorting, vacuuming, and cooking, I was able to spend some time outside with my loves.
Zac spent most of the day in the swing. If I wasn't pushing him, one of the other two were. Even so, he was content to just sit there a few minutes before calling someone over to give him another push.
I showed Jake and Alyssa how our tulips, daffodils, and strawberries are starting to grow. Jake made sure to pick me the first flower of the season. Then, they continued to pick nearly the rest of the bunch.
They loved being able to eat lunch outside again. They all just had to sit on the same side of the table. I guess they really do love each other.
These 2 spent most of the day digging in the mud, looking for worms.
After dinner, we all headed back outside to sit by the fire. Zac found his way back into the swing and conned Daddy into pushing him. We brought out the fixings for s'mores once it got dark.
Little Guy was not quite sure what to think of the gooey messy that was placed in his hands. He kept licking his fingers, trying to get rid of the stickiness. He took a few bites of the s'more, handed it to Jake, and settled in with the bag of raw marshmallows.
I feel good, the house is clean, we had fun together. It was a wonderful day. Welcome, Spring. Glad to have you back.