Thursday, March 13, 2008
Our Cute Li'l Cul-De-Sac
We took advantage of the beautiful weather today by going to the zoo and then playing outside until dark. We live in a fantastic neighborhood made up of five cozy cul-de-sacs and there are young children in almost every house. Once the warm weather hits each year, all of the kids knock on each others' doors, calling everyone out to play. They run around each others' yards and play games while all the parents hang out. It reminds me of the way my siblings and I played with our friends when we were little and I am so glad that even in this chaotic day and age, there are still places for my son to run around carefree with a bunch of other shrieking, laughing kids. I'm even more glad it's all right in my own front yard! Landon always has the best time and I love watching him smile like that! I remember last year Landon was kind of the baby of the neighborhood, but now, almost every afternoon, there's a pack of little munchkins on my porch asking in unison, "Can Landon come out and play?". I watch my little boy as he takes off in a frenzy, collecting his games and toys to share with his buddies, and wonder how in the world he got so big so fast.