Ice Cream cones are a great way to kick off the beginning of Spring, don't you think?
Actually I'll celebrate anything with the right Ice cream, and while Ben and Jerry's hasn't any special place in my heart, free things have!
It just so happens that Ben and Jerry's is offering free ice cream cones today at some locations - Chico being one of them, and several places in the Denver Colorado area and Colorado Springs too. So if you feel like scoring points with the kiddo's and pulling a fast one on the sugar police...
Check this link for a Ben and Jerry's store location near to you!
Are you tired of looking at those last few pictures yet? I'm sorry to say that I have more from that Ocean trip that I'll be imposing on you!
Not yet though.
I can't imagine how, but I managed to forget what a Chico Spring does to me. It's one of the loveliest places to be for Springtime, but when the Walnuts and Oaks bloom... I mean to tell you, I'm about decommissioned.
Woe to Allergies.
In happier news, my little sister Molly and my brother in law Nick are expecting their first little Babe, and the three of them along with dog-baby Calli came for a visit over the weekend.
Despite allergies, there's scarcely a better way to spend the first day of Spring but with a piece of Bidwell Park, and some Ice Tea at the local tea joint. Follow that with a Big Al's chocolate shake and you have something REALLY special!
The only thing to top that is to sprinkle in some Char and Hannah, so...
Today we had the privilege to introduce our little 6 month old Bryce to Great Grandma F.
This little lady hasn't discontinued her love for purple, but has embraced the rainbow. And if you could imagine that rainbow with some sunshine and ladybugs thrown in, you'd know my Olivia! Very much like her Grandma in so many ways.
If you know my family, you might recognize a strong likeness to one particular Auntie here. Chatty Cathy, get-up, and posture:-)
Speaking of "get-up"...
I took Olivia for a date earlier this week and thought I'd let her choose a fabric for an easy gathered skirt. She chose 2 fabrics (with no hesitation about what she liked) . You can't see the top tier in this picture, but it's the ladybug print in green. She couldn't choose between the green and the blue, and I just couldn't see it in my mind, so I chose the red to make a 3rd.
When I thought of being a mom, I never dreamed of THIS! ~Five heart melting smiles ~never getting tired of midnight feedings ~having all the answers ~not minding dirty faces ~enjoying watching the boys eat! ~falling in love with pigtails ~appreciating overalls ~appreciating a washing machine! ~wanting to do everything better ~falling in love a million times