It was 66 here when we went out at two yesterday!!!
We went for a late lunch, at a little local place which has a lovely picnic area---a small pavilion with tables, and long teak benches scattered about the lawn, with brick walks and strolling paths.
We took our lunches out into the breeze, each of us trying to use our paper bag as a placemat, and having great difficulty pinning them down as they were emptied of their sandwiches. We set our drinks on corners, we held them down with the spare hand, and after Chris used his knife to cut Sweetpea’s sandwich into the required, “Four pieces, please" (that child makes a tea party out of every possible occasion, even those involving cheeseburgers), he slid the blade gently through the sack and into the slit between the planks of the table to pin her lunch down.
It was a wonderful couple of hours, as we ate, explored, went on several ADVENTURES, found sticks and rocks, identified a little set of raccoon tracks in the concrete under the picnic tables, and enjoyed the BRISK breeze that blew our hair back as we rode the bench TRAIN and BOAT to wonderful places.
Sweetpea's class had been studying about March yesterday, for she commented that she was having either a Lamb Day or a Lion Day, and which was it? It was quite Leo-ly in character and effect, but the warmth and bright skies and sunshine would have been LAMB in anybody’s book.
So, with a nod to and from Mary Poppins:
I WISH YOU A HAPPY MARCH!!