Hope of Spring, that is. In fact, I'm going to say we may eve have turned the corner and be well and truly done with winter. (I do hope I'm not jinxing anything by saying that.) But the weather has been quite nice, in the mid 50's for most of the week, and even up to 80 today! Plus, despite the promised thunderstorms, there hasn't been a drop of rain all day. It's actually been quite nice - a little on the muggy side but with a nice breeze to keep the air moving and make it a very nice day to be outside. Which is exactly where we've been! Tuesday or Wednesday (can't remember which day,) we went to the botanical gardens and actually saw *gasp* flowers! I only had my cell phone with me, no camera (bad mama!) so nothing outstanding for photos, but I just had to try anyway. I've been quite green with envy over all the lovely flower photos I see on everyone else's blogs these days and quite antsy waiting for some color to start popping up in my little corner of the world. Hopefully putting them all together in a collage kind of makes up for the cell phone camera? Maybe? Well I'm going to say it does. And I made the background green, because let's face it, the grass sure isn't yet. :(
In other adventures, this week, we went to the zoo on Thursday with some friends and to the park today with Daddy. And we got new shoes. Because someone was in a sharing kind of mood at the zoo.
Yup. He dropped it right into the prairie dog exhibit. Ok, to be fair, he didn't do it on purpose. I think it actually just fell off his foot. The exhibit is set up so that you stand on a ramp above the prairie dogs and look down into the exhibit. The "fence" is just a rope net. Certainly enough to keep a person out, but not, apparantly, toddler sized sneakers. Doh. Yes, we did go find someone to let them know about it so they could get it out, but I decided I'd had enough of theom falling off his feet everywhere we go and this made an excellent excuse to buy new shoes.
And just because he's so stinkin adorable, I'll leave you with a random shot of the red panda. :)