This coral-colored beauty has made its home in our backyard. After a long harsh winter (note the sarcasm) he has come out of hiding and paid Seth a visit the other day while he was tooling around with the hose in the sand. He came running in the house, "the snake, the snake!" We really should give the guy a name.
With five months under her belt and an extra dose of unexplained fussiness, we have a sneaking suspicion that teeth, anxious to surface, may be causing the above scene. Poor Hazel. Such a face. Life is full of changes we must work through--pleasant and unpleasant alike.
And...is it April 3rd? Are these people swimming? Yes, aren't you jealous--don't be, this activity will soon become a method of survival. I must add, the water was a bit chilly, but the kids were thrilled. This beats hose play any day! The kids hopped down from dinner and this is the sorry scene they left behind...Dr. Gooch, dead asleep in his chair. He crawled in bed around 1am after working 10 hours and 3 hours later crawled out again to start another shift. Poor man, the dinner conversation just didn't do it for him tonight.
I love these little tokens of change, ushering in the comforting feeling of moving forward, time passing, and seasons spreading their signs in us and in our little world.