A couple of weeks ago, my 6-year old announced that he wanted to do something special to celebrate spring’s arrival. Spring arrived on a warm, clear, sunny day. Here’s how we welcomed the change of seasons:
We forced tulip bulbs. It’ll be a while before outdoor tulips will bloom in our mountain yard. But we bought a bunch of tulip bulbs, placed them in a large glass vase with a small amount of water, and watched them sprout and grow. They happened to bloom just as spring arrived. So on the first day of spring, we had a lovely bouquet of bright pink tulips to decorate our home.
The day itself felt spring-like, and the boys and I enjoyed spending time outdoors. We walked around our yard, looking for signs of spring. We found tiny buds on our lilac bush, a sprig of chives, and some green on our strawberry plants. We even pulled up some weeds that were starting to grow in our garden space.
We enjoyed the weather so much; we spent our afternoon story time reading outside in the sunshine. (Well, until my toddler decided that we should all pretend we were at the beach instead, and started to pour sandbox sand everywhere – just being honest) Then the boys played outside while we cooked dinner.
It was a lovely way to transition to spring.
Happy Springtime, Everyone!