The trees are blossoming and the weather has been awesome. Katie and I sat in the window and looked at the tree outside, and watched at least a hundred bees swarm the tree for nectar. The tree was literally humming with noise.
On Tuesday, we went to the park for an outdoor St. Patrick's Day party. Katie made a Froot Loop rainbow.
Jackson was a madman, running wild around the park. He didn't stop for at least an hour. There was an empty baseball diamond too, and he thoroughly enjoyed digging in the dirt with sticks.
Dan and I got an unexpected night out on Tuesday when our neighbor gave us tickets to see Cirque Dreams at the Fox Theater. It was pretty cool. There were contortionists, dancers, jump ropers, balancers, acrobatics, trapezists, and even a hairialist. Yep, you read that right. (She was suspended above the stage. By. Her. Hair.) I loved being at the Fox again. It is one of the most beautiful, ornate buildings. The photos I took don't do it justice. There's only one other Fox Theater, which is in my hometown of Atlanta. So being at the St. Louis Fox makes me feel like I'm back at home.
Wednesday, Grandma took Katie to the Science Center while Jackson was at Parents' Day Out. I had the day to myself! I got a haircut and had an inspiring meeting at church, discussing how I can use my creative passions and writing.
Today, I took the kids to a nearby gymnastics center with my mom's group. All three of us (me included!) enjoyed it immensely. They jumped and ran and bounced and hung from bars, and Jackson screamed his head off when it was time to leave. This is a photo of him laying in the foam pit where I couldn't reach him. He refused to come to me, so I had to climb in to get him. And then when I took away his "baskeh-gone" and "pooball" (basketball and football), his screams turned into hysteria.
So, we've been busy. And happy. And blissfully enjoying the early spring weather. Let's hope it continues, because I am so tired of being cold and losing circulation in my extremeties this past winter. I am looking forward to sweating and being hot this summer! (I never thought I'd hear myself saying that!)