Ok, that title totally makes me laugh. I had to use it.
Today, as we often do, V and I played in the yard. I sat beneath the dogwood tree while the flowers fell like a very light snow. V raked leaves with her new pink rake.
I don't sew (yet) and these pants aren't handmade (they are hand-me-downs, though), but pants that look like this make me want to start sewing. Really bad. Every time I see a post from SouleMama about sewing, I get the itchy fingers.
Whenever she finds leaves on the ground, V asks me if it's fall yet. Today I told her, honey, it's not even summer yet. You just wait and see how hot it's going to get and then tell me how excited you are when fall finally gets here!
She loves throwing leaves in the air.
And then she has bits of them in her hair until I brush them out, sometimes longer.
But that's ok; it's worth it.
We saw Mr. Fuzzy Caterpillar on our way back inside. He looked to me like he was getting a bit toasty in the sun, so I tossed him into the grass.
I hope I didn't ruin all his work getting up those stairs. There are a lot of stairs.
In Georgia, I've heard many a person say, if you don't like the weather, just hang around five minutes and it will change. Same is said in Florida.
Well, right as V was about to get into bed tonight, we had a storm. The light was weird in the way that it is when you know it's not just rain that's about to come down.
We got hail. Lots of it.
It pelted the few poor plants I have on the back porch. Not very nice, is that?
R braved the storm to grab some so V could see and touch it - and eat it, apparently, because that's the first thing she did when she got her little kitty paws on a hailstone - she popped it right into her mouth, quick as you can blink.
By the time the storm was over, the flowers on the dogwood tree were decimated. I can't bear to post that here, but you can take a look if you must.
Life is never dull, is it?
And thanks to everyone who left me wonderfully encouraging comments on my last post. It always makes my day to hear from you. Always, always.