By: Jennifer Murray

Welcome Back, Feathered Friends

robin 

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It’s been unseasonably warm. And Springy. And just all around HAPPY in these parts.

And the ROBINS are back! 

My mom and I always celebrate the first spring robin we spot. (Brad makes fun of it, but it’s a grand tradition.) Spotting a spring robin totally calls for a phone call and a gleeful 30 minute conversation.

It’s not the bird really.  It’s the meaning behind the little red-breasted bird.

You know what it’s proof of?

Winter has almost lost it’s grip on us.

(Cue Gospel Choir Singing Hallelujah Chorus)

Things That I Won’t Miss About Winter:

~ Old Messy Snow.  (November/December snow is Fantastic.  March snow is DREADFUL.)

~ Dressing 4 Boys in Bulky Coats, Hats, Mittens

~ Unpredictable Travel Plans.

~ The “Winter Yucks” (Illnesses that seem to pass around November – Now)

~ 24/30 Days of Cloudiness in a Month

~ Dark-Colored Clothing

~ Cabin Fever

**What are you most looking forward this spring?  What will you miss the least?**

PS I just heard the weatherman say “snowflakes” in his forecast.

5 Responses to “Welcome Back, Feathered Friends”

  1. Jen
    March 10, 2010 at 11:23 pm #

    Aaahhh Spring, what's NOT to look forward to? We cannot wait to explore the new world this Spring now that our kiddos are almost 2! BIG BIG plans ahead! 🙂

  2. Leah
    March 10, 2010 at 11:33 pm #

    Since I live in Louisiana, it's been warmer here I'm sure than Indiana! But I look forward mostly to FLIP FLOP WEARING! (which I've been doing for about 2 weeks!) Love it, and consider "regular shoes" to be overrated! 🙂

  3. Jen
    March 10, 2010 at 11:38 pm #

    I totally agree about the Robins…nothing to do with the bird! I have yet to see my 1st one this year, but my mom has seen hers and we have had a convo about it…lol. I am so ready to wash the winter outerwear, and ready to be able to stop telling the kids to not touch the vehicles and get all full of salt, I am ready to be able to get out the door in a reasonable amount of time and not have to find who lost what mitten or hat, to be able to go outside right now-not in 20 minutes when I have finally got everyone dressed, I am ready for a need to go pee to not ruin the outdoor trip for everyone since I have to go in to help unlayer the kid, I am ready to have sunshine and much more. Cabin fever has been bad for me and my trio. Now the challenge will be to find what to do outside without being able to get into the yard, so far the scooters and bikes have kept them out of the mud and mess, but that will only last for a little while. Thanks for all your posts…I love following you and your family. Thanks for doing what you do!
    Jennifer
    proud mommy to Alex, Liz and Zach
    2/16/07

  4. Shiri Briseno
    March 11, 2010 at 2:56 pm #

    Great picture of a beautiful robin! I thought living in AZ would mean less winter but we have had so much snow and cold weather this winter I am so ready for spring so I can start my garden and say goodbye to sweaters and snow boots. Hope when spring does start it's a great new season for your wonderful family.

  5. Anonymous
    March 11, 2010 at 5:55 pm #

    I counted more than 30 robins in our front yard in early February after one of our record breaking snowstorms, and I saw two bluebirds checking out our birdhouse last week…so Spring is on its way! I am looking forward to driving with the windows down and getting outside more. Spring also means I am that much closer to our daughter giving birth to our first grandchild in August!

    Gail
    Annapolis, MD

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