We don't always get spring like this. Heavy, cold rains are not unusual for upstate New York, but we've only had a couple of those... and some softer, sweeter, spring-scented rains! And now sun.
Oh, sun! It started with these friends, missed for so long!
And with that warming trend came these!
Now if you've ever read Bridge to Terabithia, you know that Swingy Jungles hung with vines might be way fun... or lethal. But we're voting WAY FUN. You don't get to go to the Swingy Jungle until you're 5 years old or ready for kindergarten, so Megan, Mary, Elijah and Brody are getting their first taste of big kid freedom!
Notice the monster children in the background, scaling other trees?
God built our playground. Well done, Lord of Lords! :)
They pulled the old rowboat into the jungle and created a bridge to it (ooo, there's that Katherine Patterson thing, yikes!) and they have to "walk the plank" to get across the water. The water is only a few inches deep, but enough to soak you if you fall!
Old lawn chairs and tires complete the eclectic look, it reminds me of that country song "Redneck Yacht Club". Yup. We're that house!
And then there was this, oh, so sweet! Goodnight, Moon!
And another glimpse of God's beauty:
Even the kitty is happy!
May God bless every child with a mother who loves him or her so much that it shows in every word, smile and touch! May God bless the mothers in our amazing country with strength and faith and persistence and the courage of pioneers as we face challenges that aren't only in our back yards, but across the world... and may we all see the miracle before us in the face of each child.
Happy Mother's Day, my friends! God bless you!