Ten on Tuesday: 10 Reasons to Be Glad It’s Spring

1. Opening the windows…there is a brief period in spring & fall in Texas where the heat is off and the AC is not needed for either cool or humidity control and I LOVE this time.

2. This same period occasionally affords an opportunity to hang dry clothes outside, which I also adore.

3. The arrival of Robins, Cardinals & Bluejays.

4. The ability to engage in all manner of outdoor activities without sweating to death – walks, play in the park, hang on the beach, etc.

James first trip to the beach last week for spring break (with his cousins visiting from MN).

5. Spring in Houston is synonymous with rodeo. While there is very little in Texas that I have taken to, I do really enjoy bull riding, mutton busting, and a good calf scramble. It’s become a bit of a March tradition. Even Sarah has gotten in on the goodness!

6. If it’s spring, it’s time for post-season hockey. Let’s go CAPS!!

7. This spring, like last, has involved learning how to sit up, scoot, and crawl as well as teething. It’s fun (and a bit sad) to watch our munchkins grow so fast. But we’re ever more grateful that with James there is no fear of missing every milestone. 🙂

8. I too love more daylight hours and despise daylight savings time.

9. Azaleas are in bloom and Texas bluebonnets are next. Keep an eye out for pictures in the next couple weeks.

10. Girl Scout Cookies! 🙂 Do-si-dos and Samoas please!

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3 thoughts on “Ten on Tuesday: 10 Reasons to Be Glad It’s Spring

  1. susan March 22, 2011 / 4:23 pm

    I’m not a list maker for these type things…but I gotta say what a cute picture!!! 🙂

  2. Common Loon March 22, 2011 / 4:31 pm

    LOVE THAT PICTURE!!!!

    While I agree with #4,5 (boys still trying to speak with a d-r-a-w-l…bonus is that tomorrow is Cowboy night at AWANA and boy are we parents getting “the grief” for not purchasing authentic cowboy hats!),6,8,9,and 10, and even though we returned to much less snow than we departed with (found DH’s keys that went missing during a pre-Thanksgiving snowball fight), I do not like Spring here much. It arrives way too late. For instance, the grass that is visible will be covered with snow again by morning. There is snow forecast for this weekend. And it really grieves me that all stores stop selling winter coats when most of the kids have outgrown or outworn their coats & boots from the start of the cold season and there is NOTHING to do but purchase a flimsy raincoat. The added insult: Spring apparel and Easter outfits. While adorable, kids up here often wear snow boots and mittens for their Easter egg hunts. OK, the teens wear shorts. I love the Spring I grew up with. The one that arrived in March or early April at the latest. This has been a long, hard winter. I am so very grateful for the chance to catch an all-too-brief glimpse of it’s existence elsewhere!

  3. Mom March 23, 2011 / 10:50 am

    F A B U L O U S PIC!! But then I’m just a tad biased ….. Loved your list too seeing as by 9:30 this morning — yes, the 23rd of March — I’d already blown/shoveled the first 5″ of the day’s snow. I can hear the cardinals & blue jays protesting high up in the pines!! Tiz a good day to stay hunkered down. So glad all the Loons had a warm & sandy interlude. Give us hope, huh. 🙂

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