I cannot believe we are already into March. 2014 is going SO quickly. Harry will be two in just under three months (weeps) and the Easter holidays are fast approaching! I am not sorry that we're entering spring though-rain rain go away! After another forecast of rain and sleet the other day, I just piled the kids and dog into the car and headed to my mum's. We needed a change of scenery and some different toys! It worked perfectly and everyone was so much happier...especially me!
Yesterday, I went for lunch with my girlfriends to celebrate Amanda's birthday. When I got back, the sun was shining (hallelujah!) and so, once Harry was awake, we headed to the aquadrome. We'd heard so much about the flooding and some of it was still closed off. It was sad to see the picnic areas under water and we had to wade through some deep puddles, but it definitely looks like it is drying out. Despite it being the sunniest day for a long time, Leila insisted on wearing two coats in case she got cold. With her big pink sunglasses, she certainly made quite the fashion statement!
Harry loved just running around although keeping out of the water was quite the challenge. We had to take his trousers off in the car as he''d run through so many deep puddles. I am tempted to keep a change of clothes in the car so that we always have back up! Harry is such a typical 'boy' in that he can't pass a puddle without running, splashing and jumping in it...the muddier the better!
We spent SO many days last summer and autumn in the aquadrome. One of the reasons we got Albi was that spending so much time here, it made sense to have a dog. It was so nice taking ALbi for the first time, he had such a good time. He met hundreds of dogs, including two female Vizslas, had a good sniff around and was so tired afterwards that he slept all night!
This has felt like a really long winter. Although we've been lucky compared to most, the relentless rain has kept us all cooped up. A cold, sunny walk around the lakes was EXACTLY what we needed!
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. ~Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
Bring on the sunshine, March!