We spent the day doing all things springy - spring crafts, spring baking, spring song... You get the idea. (The spring song was made up by Sydney, no less. And, it was cute. For the first half hour. Maybe for the first 10 minutes.)
I wanted to share a lovely spring book that I found at the library. The charming illustrations and lyrical language remind me a bit of If You Find a Rock, another favorite. The book is and then it's spring, by Julie Fogliano and Erin E. Stead. It tells of a boy planting some seeds in his garden in the spring and then waiting. And waiting. And waiting some more. A few of my favorite lines:
"... and it is still brown,and
but a hopeful, very possible sort of brown,..."
"please do not stomp here -Lovely, right?
there are seeds
and they are trying"
We don't have quite the same level of brown at the start of spring here that I am used to in Michigan, but I can still visualize those little seeds trying. I'm still learning the rhythm of the seasons and I have to admit that its a fun kind of local education. And, don't worry, I'm sure we get our fair share of brown - probably the end of the summer when its 100 degrees and there hasn't been any rainfall in a month... I may have to write a parody. (Okay, my sister, Kate, may have to write it. She is a much better writer and way funnier than I.)
I also wanted to share a fun treat that you can make with your kids to celebrate spring: Spring Equinox Cookies!