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Saturday, April 18, 2009

A Beautiful Spring Afternoon...and a birthday party too



This week we have had some gorgeous spring days, with bright, warm sunshine. Temperatures have been reaching into the high teens. Jillian is dying to get out and play. We have been taking the time after we drop Matthew off for school (he goes to PM kindergarten) to play out just the two of us.

She loves the outdoors, but us living on the corner, I have a lot of anxiety playing outside with her. The girl can be gone in a flash, so I need my complete attention on her. (ie. no other kids around competing for my attention) Yesterday, she was a rock star, not one time did she attempt to run from me. She is constant going from one activity to the next, but I was able to keep up and continually trying to tell her how dangerous the street is.

The problem lies in that there are so many kids playing on this street (which I love) but that causes the trouble that she wants to get out with them. We, as a street, have gone to the town many times asking for a Children At Play sign to be put up. But the town refuses, saying if they put one up on our street they will have to put it up all over the place!!!! So, I said, that our lot being the corner lot, for us to find one personally and to put it up on our lawn. I don't think they can do anything about that...can they?




Today looks even better, and so we are off to enjoy another glorious day. Oh, yeah, I suppose we need to rake the lawn as well!

Jillian got a new trike last night, that old one in the pictures is very wonky. Years of over-use. Now, the trick is to keep the older kid off her new trike!

More photos will be coming next week. (of course) Until then, have a wonderful weekend everyone!




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24 comments:

Lori said...

she looks like she is having a blast!

Shauna said...

L♥ve the pictures! Thank You for sharing :)
♥ HUGS ♥

sandy said...

The weather here is nice too and we have been outside so much. I love it! She sure looks like she is having a blast in those pics:0)

Alicia said...

It's been so beautiful here too, so my kids have been enjoying going out w/out jackets! LOL

Sue said...

Wasn't yesterday amazing? Looks like you two had lots of fun! We're overcast this morning... Guess we're not getting the perfect spring day they forecast over here.

Enjoy your weekend :-)
Hugs

Yaya said...

I would definitely put up a personal sign. Get on of those child-sized green turtle signs. They always get my attention.

your daughter's smile is infectious!

Laurie in Ca. said...

Hey Pam, I have personal signs in my yard at the curb for the kids but I don't take my eyes off of them either. It is sad, but so necessary. I am so glad you are having the same weather I have been enjoying here in So. Ca. but gosh, the temperature here has been in the 70 degrees. I think our spring has sprung:) Have a wonderful weekend and Jillian is just getting cuter and cuter every day. I love you.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Ter said...

looks like you're having fun!

Anissa said...

Sounds and looks like she had a great time! She is too cute! TFS

Cascia said...

She is adorable! Don't you just love spring. It's been gorgeous here too. We are supposed to get a high of 86 degrees F. today. The sun is shining and there isn't a cloud in the sky. I hope you get that children at play sign. Your daughter sounds a lot like my three year old. We don't let her play in the front yard because we are afraid she may run off.

lagirl said...

Your Jillian is such a Cutie!
Don't you wish you could bottle up the "cute"?! Hope you have great weekend weather!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

She looks like she's having such a good time!!

I would definitely get a sign and put in in your yard - the city/township can't do anything about it being on private property. ;)

Betty said...

What an active little one. :)
It was nice last week here in NM. Hope it stays like that.

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

Aww, she's so cute. I love the spring but, you're right - having the kids outside requires a whole lot of diligence these days.

Mighty M said...

What a fun day! Good luck keeping up with her!!

Me said...

What a beautiful day.

I have seen parents with "Children at play signs" in their yard or property. I think its a great solution.

Heart of Rachel said...

Lovely shots! It's nice to see kids having a wonderful time playing.

I think that would be a good sign to put up.

Susan said...

Your little Jillian is adorable and looks like she had a great time being outside. I also think you should put a sign up, there can't be any law against that!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a fun day and great post. I am anew blogger and so glad to find your blog...hope you will visit me..and meet baby Jack, our little miracle.

kimert said...

looks like a lot of fun!!! thanks for sharing those pics. super cute. :)

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

We have been sooo enjoying the weather here too! It was in the 90's!!! Summer.... here we come!

Cute pictures!

Happy Sunday!

Amy said...

I would put the sign up for sure. I do not understand why they do not want one up. Great pictures.

Kristie said...

We had a beautiful week last week too! Wasn't it great?! :-)

I wanted to let you know that you have an award at my blog! :-)

Bee and Rose said...

She looks like she is really enjoying the day! I want to get outside with the kids this week before we hit the triple digits and have to hibernate for the summer:)

(missed you, btw! thanks for sticking with me...)