This is our first spring living in Alabama, and my first taste of actual seasons. After five years of living in Scottsdale (with its one season of hot), and a lifetime in California with mild weather year-round, I have just been in awe of the changes going on around me right now.
Spring brought the cherry blossoms, trees and hills went from bare to green, flowers started budding and everything came alive. Spring has also presented us with some gorgeous, sunny and warm days, and after the snowy and cold winter we had I can fully appreciate this wonderful weather so much more than before! It's made me want to live outside. We've done family meals alfresco, walked to the local park, explored the botanical gardens, and basked in the sunshine on neighborhood walks.
Can you believe these photos were taken just a month apart??
Since we purchased our house in the fall, and moved in during the Christmas season, we had never seen our house in spring or summer. Imagine our surprise when flower after flower kept popping up everywhere!
We even have little ferns!
Taking one of these rosebush leaves to a nursery is on my to-do list. It looks like something it eating it? Oh, dear! Are there any rosebush experts out there?
Little Man is loving exploring all the new colors. His new favorite word is "out-tiiide!" (outside!).
And because I just can't stand the cuteness of this pic, a little father-son sweetness...
Dada has also introduced Sweet P to bugs!
We saw this tiny caterpillar repelling from a tree. Parker thought it was the coolest thing ever.
Dada tried to explain being "gentle" to the caterpillar. It may or may not have worked. Eeek!
Happy May Day, y'all!