The weather is finally nice outside....almost feels like summer....the perfect time to enjoy an ice cold slurpee from our local 7-11 on the beach. Even though we live in Florida, we have had the worst winter ever. It did not get warm until last week, the middle of March. I felt bad for all those spring breakers that had to suffer through a 50 degree spring break. We love to play in our backyard, using sidewalk chalk to cover the pavers w/ toddleresque designs and occasionally enjoying some for a mid-afternoon snack! It seems like shoes are optional this time of the year - the pavement isn't hot yet and it just seems right to wander the neighborhood sans shoes. (except we went to the zoo yesterday and I totally forgot to bring shoes for Dash - I think I got some nasty looks from people, opps) I feel like a giant cloud has lifted and we can be outside for hours a day and the days go by so much faster and everyone is happier.