Even though I am home with the kids during the day, it’s not that often that I get to spend quality time with them…and especially not with Ari. Whenever she’s awake and Augie is at school, I am usually juggling meetings, work, laundry, and other chores. Sometimes we walk to get him from school together, but recently it has been too cold for that. A few weeks ago, however, the weather actually cooperated and instead of going back inside to work after dropping Augie off at school, we stayed outside for a while, played ball, blew some bubbles, and just had a good time together in the driveway….that is…until she fell down and got her hands dirty.

I can’t wait for it to be spring again so we can spend more time together doing fun things like this. Every day I feel bad because she sees the basketballs in the garage and she basically begs me to play outside. Every day I have to say no because it is too cold.

Soon baby girl….soon…