Sunday, March 21, 2010

Springing

The weather smiled on us this weekend, the first weekend of spring. The hatches were wide open, the feet were bare, and the extra space heaters were put away (finally!)
But we didn't stop there, oh no. The spring cleaning reached a fever pitch with mama bear leading the charge as we emptied nearly every locker and made some tough love decisions about what should stay and what can go. It's amazing living in such a small space and still feeling like you just have TOO much!
(this fore peak locker at the bow of the boat is HUGE. Zach could easily bunk in there, you can see even though he's bending down, he can stand up with plenty of room to spare. We have one on each side.)
But the hard work was rewarded with some special fist day of spring celebrations as well... fresh flowers from around the marina and a yummy breakfast of German apple pancakes.
And as a token of spring, the Root Children left Zach something he's wanted for a very long time....
Bird Songs From Around the World, a wonderful book filled with lovely illustrations of each bird along with a number that corresponds with a digital panel along side the book that plays the call of that bird. Now our days and afternoons and nights and every indoor moment in between are filled with the lovely calls of birds from all corners of the globe.

Zach read his little card from the Root Children and pondered outloud... "How did they know? How did they know this is what I always wanted?! Hmmmm, Sally must have told them." (Sally, Zach's ghost friend) It's a good thing I speak ghost.

Happy Spring everyone!!

6 comments:

Annette said...

What a lovely way to celebrate the first weekend of spring! And oh my goodness, Nicholas has ghost friends as well! I really do need to follow through on my promise and help Nicholas write Zach a letter. It was a really rough summer and fall and it just sort of slipped my mind. :( Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures!

Joy said...

Very sweet. It looks like a wonderful first weekend of spring. Our kids love the Snipp Snapp Snurr books too. :) I'll have to look up the other book you mentioned. Good luck with the spring cleaning. ;)

Nicole Spring said...

EKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!! Do the Root Children know that I have been wanting that book for a long time too?! Hee,hee. Isn't it great?! What a fun and lovely spring day, and oh I want some of those pancakes too. Wanna sail around to the west coast???
XOXO

Jenny said...

Hi. Just stopping by to check out your blog :D It's very cool. And love the photos :D

Diane, Evan and Maia said...

Maia used to visit a book like that at the bird store across from her little school. We'd stop in to see it quite often. How lucky for Zack that he gets to live with it!

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

That is one of our favorite books, too! Have you also seen their 3 D habitat book? Also, an amazing book to get lost in. Lovely way to celebrate the start of spring.

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