Spring! It actually feels like spring – for two days in a row. We have taken two walks downtown. Yesterday, we walked down for a day on the town: lunch, the library and the candy shop.
Sadly, the candy shop is closed on Mondays.
Not to worry – I got the kids ice cream instead. Today we walked down to the candy shop again. The sign said, “Sorry! I will be leaving early today for an appointment.” Yikes. Luckily they were still open. We just made it! Something tells me I’m not the first to joke to the owner, “Look! They’re like kids in a candy store!”
The kids spent their $1.00, and I got some root beer candies – one of those tastes that brings me back.
We walked home, fueled by penny candy, and saw so many people out and about. It’s one of my favorite parts of spring, to be outside with my children and see the neighborhood waking up from winter. We stopped to admire a puppy, and the woman with the dog smiled and said, “Everyone’s coming out of their hiding places today!”
She’s right. And we are so ready to come out for good! Goodbye winter!