April 8, 2012

here comes the sun

An amazing thing happens to Washingtonians when the sun peeks out. It doesn't even have to be warm, just sunny and dry. We tend to sluff off any responsibilities we might have, dust off the mildew and run outdoors as fast as we can. Windows are opened, shorts go on, convertibles get driven. We bask our white flesh and soak up as much vitamin d as we can for who knows when we will be graced by some good ole fashion sunshine again.

Someone must have put in a good word for our little corner of the country; the ones left behind when it seemed like majority of our neighborhood fled to Hawaii. We ended up with an entire weekend of sunshine when the weatherman kept reporting rain and more rain.

My wee family (one of the ones left behind) wrapped up our Spring Break with some cheap entertainment.

We colored Easter eggs with Kool-Aid.

Took the pups on many walks.

After my handy hubby built a fire pit in the backyard, we spent evenings around a fire and/or playing hide & go seek for hours outside.

And we broke out the bbq too.

Baseball practices weren't rained out!

And, free furniture was adopted.

(just say yes to free dressers)

I made my favorite cupcakes ... Chocolate with cherry frosting. Yum!!

Then this morning, the kids 'hopped' out of bed what seemed like as soon at the Easter Bunny just tucked it's fluffy tail under the sheets.

And, what do you know, that Easter Bunny was very busy hiding eggs all over the house.

Then when the kids sat down to take stock of their loot and turn into sugar high feens, Mr. Hawthrone and I 'hopped' ourselves up on caffeine.

Hope your weekend has been sunny and enjoyable.
Happy Easter!

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