To welcome spring we gathered a few forsythia branches and made our Easter Tree.
Austin decorated it just like a Christmas tree..... with all the decorations on the same branch! After a bit of um, tactful suggestions, we got it decorated fairly evenly.
We've been enjoying the amazing weather spending as much time as possible outside. I am not so much enjoying this new phase of development that blew in with the spring weather. In the past two weeks, Austin has discovered the power of "NO". He wakes up in the morning, I greet him with, "Good Morning Sweetpea!" His response, "NO! No Mama!" I tell him the sun is shining and it's a beautiful day. He says, " No, it's not beautiful. I don't like it." Ok, so this day is starting off well. He has also taken a liking to chasing the animals to scare them. This drives me crazy. We talk about being gentle and kind and how to be a friend to the animals. He agrees and then runs off shouting and waving his arms chasing a cat, or a dog, or a chicken. Argh. My sweet little boy is being a real little stinker. I suppose it's the onset of the "terrible two's", the famous quest to establish independence and self identity. So mamas out there in cyber world, any suggestions and words of wisdom from those of you who have navigated these waters for this mama in the midst of them?