Thursday, February 12, 2009

summer in February

After a wicked storm two nights ago, that conveniently came to town while my husband was working late and I was alone with Alex, wondering whether the bathtub or the closet was a safer refuge should the roof blow off, a warm front moved in - again - and we spent a beautiful afternoon outside in the sunshine. Not that it takes a storm to get a warm front around here. Maybe I just appreciated it more yesterday since we were able to enjoy it here in Dallas, not in the Land of Oz, where I was convinced we were going to end up Tuesday night.

Anyway, we had a ball in the front yard instead of the back, seeing that, after the rain, a grassless backyard turns into a mudwrestler's dream. Although we did spend Tuesday afternoon in the backyard and continued to play out there as the rain started to come down, and it was one of those amazing times you have with your kid, where you just throw caution to the wind and let him play in the pouring rain while you watch him have the time of his life. I love those moments. The ones where you wish you had a camera to record every second, while at the same time, you cherish the thought that it's a memory that only the two of you will share.

And that's about as sentimental as this post is going to get. Here are some pics of our fun afternoon. Enjoy.


grammy said...

Oh my word, can you get any cuter kid - I mean - really !!! Can't wait to see you this weekend and we're gonna play, play, play - oh my, Grammy's gonna be tire but who cares, I'll rest next week.

Amy said...

Looove the striped belt with the khakis. Oh, I wish I could have been there to play in the mud with my little man. One of my favorite childhood memories.