Sunday, March 29, 2009

Spring Thaw

If there's anything good about this long cold winter we've endured, it's that it's showing signs of letting up, finally. The past two days have been lovely and warm - just above freezing - and sunny.

This is my favorite time of year - spring thaw. The ice and snow are finally melting, leaving little rivers and mini streams that are so fun to play in, for kids, that is. When we were kids we'd get our rubber boots in and build dams and create waterfalls in the fast-running rills of water at the end of the driveways and sides of the road.

I couldn't let 20-month old Aidan miss the fun. His mother, Amy, was getting him ready to go to the toy store anyway so I grabbed my camera and went out with him. Amy really didn't want him to get wet, but I didn't want my little grandson to miss one of the rites of spring. It wasn't too bad - he just got his shoes and the bottom of hs pantlegs wet.

Doesn't he look like he's having fun!


Mickey said...

He sure does look like he was having fun.
We were playing in snow on one side of the sidewalk and wet grass and pine cones on the other as we walked down 34th Ave this aft. Sun sure did feel good.

JQ said...

My first thought was, "That must be a really old picture of Max." HA! Aidan sure looks like Amy in the last one.

Mary said...

Yay Edmonton spring, I can smell it!

Haf Dozen Reasons....... said...

He sure does look like he is enjoying the cold water!!!

I remember spending hours,sometimes days, digging out and making tunnels of those little "rivers" only for it being in the way and someone driving over it and ruining all our hard work!!! So we would start all over!!

What kind of fun did the kids without snow have anyway???? Cant imagine my life without it. The frigid cold? That is another matter.