Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Break from Spring Break

If these photos had been taken during a spring break, they would have made perfect sense.  Sunny, bright, flowery, smiley -- all outdoors, soaking up the springness of the world. 

But, no -- they were taken last week.  A regular week of work and school.


Today -- and yesterday and the day before -- on our actual spring break, we are rained out.  A giant weathery, moisturey, cloudy system is lounging on top of us this week, so we're mostly indoor- bound. 


If not for a fun playdate yesterday and the hope of sunshine tomorrow, I'd probably be brooding.  Not only are we not off on a grand adventure, we're barred from exploring our own backyard which is a veritable quagmire at the moment.


But come to think of it...quagmires sound exciting.  Messy.  Maybe we should venture out...


A kind of 'see how muddy one little girl can become' adventure.


If the actual rainfall holds off for much longer, we might head out there.  Traipse through mud puddles.  Wallow in wetness.  Head back inside for a lunch picnic on the living room floor.


But in the meantime, I'm just going to give myself a little break from our cloudy spring break by gazing at sunshiney photos for a while.  It's like a vacation from the drear.



What are/were your family's spring break plans?  Loafing around muddy backyards?  Driving to sunny locales?  Visiting family?  And what are your best ideas for indoor adventures while we wait for the rain to blow away?

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  1. Hmmm, inside - making bread (girls kneading), tea parties, making new outfit for paper dolls.

    Or just go mud skating. Don't forget to hose them off afterwards.

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    1. Great ideas! We did some baking yesterday, and I LOVE the idea of mud skating :) Thankfully, the sun came out this morning, so we have BIG plans. You know, like taking a walk ;)

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  2. We're on spring break now too, one of the only school districts that were not out last week. We had a gray and rainy start but today we have sunshine. We're going to the zoo tomorrow. We tried some fun over the weekend, some worked better than other fun (see my blog). But we have sports through the weekend, so no trips for us.

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    1. The zoo! I think Justin is taking the girls to the zoo tomorrow if the sunshine holds out. I wish I could go with them, but...you know...being mostly alone in a quiet house will be a sort of vacation, too ;)

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  3. What strange and uncooperative weather you're having -- it sounds like typical Marchness. I enjoyed these sunny photos. That tiny flower basket creation is very sweet.

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    1. Isn't it darling?! Mia scooped dirt and grass and flowers -- so tiny! -- into several acorn hats and called them fairy gardens. Oh, the imagination... :)

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  4. I love the photos....you capture those sweet girls so well! And I just read the comment about fairy gardens.....I just love that Mia!

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  5. We are on spring break here in Baku, but unfortunately, most of the week's been sucked away by some virus that's taken everyone hostage except me :/ But we did have one glorious day at Fountains Square, and now we are waiting for the true, warm weather of spring to waft into Azerbaijan. When it does, the Ross family will be packed and ready for a weekend jaunt to the mountains in the north!

    (P.S. WHY do the girls look so BIG? I can't take it.)

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Hmm...And how did that make you FEEL?