Sunday, April 6, 2014

Looking For Spring

With skating lessons wrapping up last week, the calendar being flipped to April, and today being the last day of our Spring Break that must mean Spring is on its way right?  The girls and I decided to leave our snowpile and the dad behind.  We packed the truck full with snacks and blankies and iPads with the newly downloaded  movie Frozen and we headed out on an adventure in search of Spring.  On the open highway we sang our hearts out to our new anthem Let It Gobeing sure to sing the signature line with as much conviction as we could muster up... the cold never bothered me anyway...

We didn't find Spring on our road trip but our adventure landed us in our favorite farm yard of my BFF.  It may not have been warm and melting but if you ask my girls this is one of their favorite vacation spots.  For some reason they think a house that has four kids is better than any all inclusive beach resort.

I love these kind of friend visits.  The kind where nothing needs to be planned.  Nobody needs to be entertained.  The kind where we just show up and join into their life, doing what they would normally be doing on this week in April because for them, Spring Break is later, closer to actual spring.  And joining into our friends regular daily life was full of experiences that were new and different from our own.  

The girls got to see their friends perform their Ukrainian dances.  They explored a different yard and tried winter trampoline jumping.  They watched as the school bus drove right up to the house. They made art at a different dining room table.  They put on fashion shows and enjoyed movie nights.  The list of small pleasures is endless.  Watching these kids reconnect and grow up together, getting to know each other better with each visit makes this mama very happy.  

Since we didn't find spring at my BFF's farmyard, the girls and I packed the truck up again and headed to the city.  If we couldn't find spring, then maybe we could buy it!  We had a girls shopping trip and loaded up with shorts and super cute sundresses.  Lexi got some fancy high heels and Callie finally got some tie up shoes that she's been begging for since she mastered the old loop and swoop technique.  

After some shopping, a Muppet movie and a night at a hotel, it was time to head home.  We missed the dad. And guess what...when we got home, the snow pile was a little smaller, there was a small puddle to jump in, and our Nana and Papa got home from their long trip.  All sure signs that we are a little closer to finding Spring.

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