Spring around the Pacific Northwest is a waiting game.
The sun will tease us with a little appearance (and the temperature will reach into the 60's and we'll all complain about how hot it is.....and then take it back real quick because we don't want to take any sunny day around here for granted!) and then disappear behind clouds and balmy rain for another 5-7 days. This continues on until who knows when. Sometime in late July, I think, is when we finally get more sunny days than rainy per week. And that doesn't last long.
I'm not complaining about the rain because, well, if you live here there's obviously some part of you that doesn't mind the rain. It's just this in-between time that I hate. Spring. It's frustrating at best.
Yesterday, however, we took advantage of our one sunny day in the 10 day forecast. We played pretend because if you stand really close to the window when the sun is shining through it, it almost feels like summer.
So we cut up fresh summer fruits and ate it for dinner.
Then we tried to find a bathing suit for Elliott to wear.
(We settled on this last one. This picture was taken a while ago, but I couldn't resist posting it again :) The other two suits are still a little big, but they'll fit her this summer!)
Then we took a little family walk
(it was supposed to be a run, but walking in the cool evening sun just felt better).
We actually walked to the high school that we live close to. They have a pool there, and I just discovered their toddler pool and swim schedule this week! My sister-in-law invited us to join them for an evening swim, and it was so fun! Elliott loved being able to walk around the kiddy pool by herself, and we got a little chit-chatting in between my over-protective mommy dance in the water.
I'm pretty sure that Elliott and I will be taking a walk to the school to swim every spare chance we get this summer! I love when I find fun, cheap things to do so close to home!
For now though, while we wait out spring, we'll have to just play pretend. We'll bundle up in our sweatshirts, and eat our fruit salad, and swim indoors while dreaming of warm summer nights.