Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Falling down all over

Its springtime, finally...after all the horrible weather many of us have experienced over the last couple of weeks...so how do I know, you ask?...since as of Sunday we still needed the fireplace burning?

New spring/summer clothes are pouring in at Chicos...
I finished our taxes...hallelujah!
I'm working on vacation plans for the year...
My daughter and Navy SIL have received their spring time orders...its off to San Antonio for them...
My son is off on yet another US spring tour with the band... he flies out today...
My youngest daughter has started school for the first time in 4 yrs..she's a little rusty, but getting in the swing...
I'm cleaning and cleaning out like crazy...its weird how the urge strikes in the spring...i think the early Daylight Savings Time has messed with my brain....

Yesterday we(Jada and I) planted some flower pots and a perennial or two...
She had a blast digging in the dirt, playing with earthworms,(yuck!) and pulling her pint sized lawn chair out to the driveway along side mine to sit in the sun with a nice cool drink (apple juice for her, iced tea for me of course)....
She went running at one point and fell flat on the sidewalk...slightly skinning everything except her chin...both hands, both knees, and her tummy...poor baby...
tears streaming she clung to me as I checked her over for damages...

"I fell down all over" she cried...I tried valiantly not to laugh... :)
(wouldn't that make a good sermon title??) :)

Yep, its springtime..its outside time...its movin' and shakin' time...so get up people and move it! what's the worst that can happen?? You too could "fall down all over"...smile

14 comments:

Joni said...

I am so, so ready for spring to settle in, here in Ohio. Send us some warm air, too, okay?

That little granddaughter of yours sure comes up with some of the best lines! I hope you're writing these down in a grandma journal somewhere!

Happy Tuesday!

everydayRANDOM said...

I agree - the snow is gone but those winds can make it bitter cold. We had good weather a few weeks ago and since then it has been no so nice. I find myself burrowing(?) back down. We haven't had the heat on but that is more out of stubborness.
Would like to air out the house (Did you have new bed nasty smell?) Hopefully soon. Enjoy your spring, my friend. You and Jada have it going on. Party ON!!!

BekABoo said...

She's such a doll. I can't wait to see you all!

PortraitofPeter said...

So pleased you are now enjoying Spring sunsine - always so wonderful to be outdoors and enjoying.

Your sweet grandaughters comments on falling - you really must save her sayings, so she can enjoy later in life. Wonderful photo too.

Hope you enjoy the day.

Christo said...

I try to sister, I try to.

Diane said...

It's a beautiful Spring day here in Minnesota (finally) and I can't wait to get out and get moving. However, as I am now 53 years old...I'm not too excited about the "falling down" part.....but what a sweet analogy! You have to risk falling down...to find the joy of moving on up!

Diane

Tammy said...

What an awesome post...That would make a terrific sermon title!

I would love to take in some Spring...weather here in Ohio is still cold and chilly...except for the 30 minutes of sun we had yesterday afternoon...could you send some spring this way??? PLEASE???

KayMac said...

What a precious girl you have! Loved the pic.

Waiting for spring to hit here! Starting the cleaning and yard work this weekend!!!

amberdusk said...

Congrats on finishing those taxes. What a relief hu?!?!

Deborah and Sally said...

Poor sweetie !!:(

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Barb said...

Boy, it wouldn't do for me to fall down all over. LOL

Poor little thing. Cameron's starting to do this kind of thing all the time and I hate, hate the way his little bottom lip goes out and his eyes well up with tears and yet I know he's trying so hard to be a big boy and not cry. Sigh. They just grab our hearts and squeeze them to death, don't they?

Vicki said...

Loved your post, my friend. Jada's precious. I'm feeling that spring cleaning bug myself lately...so much to do, but the outside air refreshes my soul! I'm off to pick up some flowers for my porch planters....one of my favorite things to do in the spring. Sending love & hugs....

Mrs. Mac said...

We get spring in May ... but the trees are just starting to bud. The snow is gone from our local mountain, so I guess it's pretty safe to plant now ... but I'll wait a week or two just in case. You really do need a book of "Jada-isms" to present her when she's older.