It is remarkably warm here at the ranch in contrast to the sub zero temps we had almost two weeks ago. Typical of this area, we go from ten to 80 degrees in a very short time. But I'm not complaining because we had a very mild winter compared to most people in the U.S.
Now the water problems are slowly being repaired, my house is returning to normal and the sunshine beckons us outdoors. I've spent so much time trying to dig out of the piles of laundry and dishes left over from going without water in the house that I was really getting cabin fever. So when we had our first warm day that wasn't windy (those days are few and far between February - May) our family decided to go arrowhead hunting for the first time in almost a year.
Punkin is not as excited about walking around by herself as I thought she would be. The grass is really high.
Thankfully her big sister likes to hold her hand and walk with her. She loves to be a little mommy. She babies Punkin more than any of us.
My son is little too adventurous and so most of my time was spent making sure he didn't fall and break his arm. Our dog Diego never leaves his side.
We're only out and hour or two before someone starts crying for a diaper change, a snack or because one of them finally falls in to a cactus. Daddy has taken all the whining he can stand and waits patiently in the dune buggy.
Now that Mommy has been outside to get her much needed Vitamin D, I feel much better. Sometimes it just takes a little sunshine and exercise.