Sunday, March 2, 2008

Signs of Spring, Part 2

(drip, drip, drip, dripdripdrip, drip)


Can you hear it?


(dripdrip, drip drip dripdripdrip)


That's the sound of melting snow and ice.


(trickletrickletrickle)


Melting and disappearing into the sewers.


There's even an occasional CRASH of snow falling off of a roof.


We got up this morning, gathered ourselves quickly and walked (because we could do so without fearing for our children's safety from the cold!) to a local diner for pancakes.

Then we took a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood (because we could do so without fearing for our children's safety from the cold!).

Then we came home and opened the back door to let out the "house-i-tosis." Because we could do so without fearing for our children's safety from the cold.


There were even birds chirping!

BIRDS, I TELL YOU!

Urban Dad is off working out, keeping himself all hot and handsome. Urban Kid 2 is napping. Urban Kid 1 and I are goofing off on the computer. Later, all of the Urbans will go over to the gym for Family Swim. You see, we can all walk over there, breathe the fresh air and go at a leisurely pace BECAUSE WE CAN DO SO WITHOUT FEARING FOR OUR CHILDREN'S SAFETY FROM THE COLD.


Can you tell that it's 50 glorious degrees in Chicago today?

2 comments:

Maria said...

Do you know what I love about this post? Besides thinking about actual birds!! There is great joy here. And it also means that the weather you are now having will hit here in a couple days. oh wait. I just checked weather.com. Never mind that. But I'm going to play denial. (I can't hear you, weather, I can't hear you...)

ENJOY!!

Stephanie S. said...

woohoo!
You'll probably have a couple more days of it...
(I'm west of you by a thousand or two miles.)
But today it's daaaaang cold out there!
hmmph.
But as long as I get little snippets of spring, I can take it.
If I have to.
Stephanie