Tuesday, April 25

Spring Has Sprung

Spring is in the air and we are soaking up every last minute of this perfect weather.  I have made a conscience effort to get the girls out each day.  We have found ourselves at the park, on bike rides, discovering new places around town and getting our hands dirty while we color with side walk chalk in the back yard.  The girls and I have been suffering majorly from allergies, but will sacrifice a few sniffles and coughs for the cherished memories that have been made. 

One of the highlights of the spring season rolling in, is the strawberry fields full of luscious red strawberries.  I have a hard time eating any other strawberry.  Nothing seems to compare to the Central Valleys fresh fruit.  I knew that I would be making my fruit pizza over the weekend and had to top it off with these gems.  I had high hopes the girls would inhale them and boy was I right.  They are better than candy.

I wish you could have heard Lucy demanding that I give her a strawberry.  From the moment I walked in the door she wouldn't stop hanging on my arm, until I handed her a strawberry.  

I don't know if it's the change of weather or change of heart, but we have been doing a major overhaul in our home.  Tyson and I cleared through our fridge and pantry and threw away almost all of the sugar.  I stopped taking my pre workout and decreased my caffeine intake.  We donated clothes from all of our closest and drawers, have been getting the kids down earlier and have made sure to have less screen time, especially before bed.  All of these things are still a work in progress, but have made a huge difference.  

I am trying to simplify my life in so many ways, but am realizing it's a lot of work to simplify.  Kind of an oxymoron if you ask me.... Life seems so incredibly busy and difficult and am doing all I can on my part to let my kiddos enjoy being kids and having a mom who is present, instead of being pulled in a thousand different directions.  It means sometimes that I have to say no and am becoming more and more okay with that answer.

I am looking forward to and have been enjoying a slower paced day to day life.  I can't wait to take the girls to the zoo and hit up the park as much as possible, before the blazing heat makes its way onto the playground.

And without further adieu, miss Lucy bug eating her weight in strawberries!

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