Friday, April 1, 2011

I enjoy parenting more when the sun is out

Happy, dirty and loving it


It has been raining for weeks.

I am not a home body. 

Lugging around two kids in the rain gets old.

This week the rain went away and it got warm, summer warm.

It has been in the 80's.

I am a much better mom when we can play outside.

Warm weather means, the park, summer concerts, picnics, swimming, sprinklers, happy hour in the back yard while the kids play (if you have not tried this I highly recommend).

No more jackets and boots, on to sun dresses and flip flops.

No more hearty soups and red wine, on to berries, barbaque, salad, beer and margaritas (and juice boxes). 

Outside, sunshine.

Parenting is so much better when the sun is out.

Happy Friday,


*What are you looking forward to this spring?


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! This spring is such a special one for us as it's our first in our new house in the country. Chickens and goats and a fresh vegetable's all exciting and almost overwhelming :)

    I'm also looking forward to running more now that my youngest has turned 1 as is more independent!

  2. Yes, parenting IS much better in warm sunshine. Great post - you make me crave summertime.
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving me the thoughtful comment. I love it when people give sincere comments that show they actually did read my post. lol Have a lovely day.

  3. yes yes yes!! I crave just BEING outside....still feels like winter here though...

  4. I, too, love when it warms up. Since we have a small house it becomes even smaller when they can't go out. So the kids have their freedom back once it warms up...and I have more quiet space. :) XO

  5. Here comes the sun... da da dada. I love flip flops, bare feet in grass, riding bikes, ice cream on hot days. mmmm. I love our annual luau party.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and posting comments!! I can't wait for it to warm up some more!

  6. I'm looking forward to picnics, watermelon, cheeseburgers on the grill, camping, napping in my hammock, fireworks, and swimming. It's still in the 40s and 50s here in DC though, so we have a way to go before we get to all that.

  7. Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.
    Have a nice day!

  8. Spring eee!! Sunshine, more warm weather, sun, beautiful smells, and after that, the SEA!!! swimming, relaxing... oohhh you made my day girl!!!

  9. I agree - little ones can run all that energy off outside.
    Visiting from no rules blog hop

  10. I totally agree I love doing projects, gardening, and having picnics w/ my little one during the summer. We're still waiting for the warm weather to stick following :) come by and say hello
    {tara} from Undeserving Grace

  11. Sunshine always makes me a happier person!

    Glad the sun is out for you, we're just coming into Autumn and it's so grey and depressing! Have a margerita for me :) xx

  12. Oh my goodness I am the SAME WAY! I hate being cooped up, and when spring keeps teasing and then going away again it makes me crazy! ;-)

  13. Sex with the windows open (when the kids are gone at sleep-overs.