Friday, March 16, 2012

Fun in the Springtime!

Hendrik and I have been spending much of the time between when we get home and when he goes to bed outside.  I think he would live outside if he could, even though he won't crawl on grass or on the wood chips in the play ground, and he often walks on his knees on the driveway, and he gets slivers in his hands when he crawls on the deck.  Despite all of that, he loves the out doors. 
At the park. 
Hendrik watches in disappointment as Izzy drinks the whole puddle away.
Fun car/ball from his Van Breda cousins!
He LOVES to play fetch with Izzy.  SHE needs some encouragement to play with him.
Come back, tractor!

Friday, March 02, 2012

Spring has Sprung (for now)

Hendrik is thrilled to play outside in the nice weather.  Dirt, sticks, and water make life that much more fun!  While we are avid fans of winter here in this house, it's always thrilling to watch, feel, smell, and hear the seasons changing.  There's nothing quite like the smell of wet earth warming up, or like the sound of spring bird songs after a winter of silence, or like the feel of the warm sun on your face.  I know, winter's not over until it's over, and there will certainly be one or two more snowstorms yet before spring arrives for real, but this weather is a wonderful reminder that spring is on the way and that the gardens will soon be growing again!