Spring is in the air

Monday, April 3, 2017

It's been a long, cold, wet winter here in the Pacific Northwest, but I think it's finally safe to say that spring has officially sprung. We got a lot of snow this year that lingered for some time. This was our first big winter since moving back to our hometown area- I don't remember having snow all the way into March since I was a kid. Thankfully though, the snow is finally gone for good. Just in time for Spring Break! Not that we have anything big planned- just some family time and maybe a few days spent outside cleaning up the yard, riding bikes, or playing around at the park. We're pretty low-key people, especially with another baby now. I love just spending time with my husband and kids, creating smile worthy moments with my favorite people!

My big kids are spending their first part of spring break at their grandma's house with my sister in law. She's awesome and picked them up for the weekend and has been sending me pictures of what they've been up to. 

I leave the 4-wheeling and snake catching to her, and I'm thankful she likes to do those kinds of things with my kids...not really my idea of fun but they seem to be having a blast!

Harper has been exploring the backyard a lot, since we finally have a great outdoor space for the kids to play pretty freely. I love letting her get out and play without having to hover over her constantly. I can see the entire yard from the kitchen window and the dining room slider, and I don't have to worry about her getting into trouble or hurting herself. I found her crouched over a little green caterpillar she found in the grass, and then she proudly showed me to where these cute little flowers were just starting to come up and bloom. Of course she picked them all right after that, but it was still adorable. 

I just love this time of year! Spring always makes me happy. I don't even mind the rainstorms because I'm just thankful it's not snow, plus there's always the chance of a rainbow. Does anyone else get really excited when they see a rainbow? Lily pointed out a good one right out our front door just the other day. 

The warmer weather always puts a smile on my face, which is probably why spring is one of my favorite times of year. Spending time with my kids, relaxing, creating smile worthy moments they will remember well into their adulthood is one of my favorite things. We don't need big plans to enjoy our spring break!

If you want some fun, stress-free ideas for keeping your kids entertained head over to the Goldfish Pinterest page or YouTube channel for inspiration. Whether it's cute little crafts, fun or educational games, kid-friendly snacks for spring break road trips, or just good ol' yummy snacking ideas, Goldfish has some really creative ideas for keeping your hungry kiddos entertained while they snack. 

I hope you're enjoying your spring, whatever the weather is like in your neck of the woods. What are your fun spring break plans? 

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