Lovely time of year, hey? Sunshine, green, getting out of the house. I think I appreciate the arrival of spring more than I ever did before, now that I have two toddlers. Who have boundless energy, that never ceases, whether they have slept or not. Whether they have eaten, or not.
Spring has bought some much needed vitamin D, lots more outside play and a long awaited back yard overhaul. The Mister has spent the last few weekends pulling down sheds, ripping up poorly located garden beds and pulling out rocks. Loads and loads of volcanic/honeycomb rocks. That have been used as borders, and have been concreted in. Why? WHY?!! Anyway, we now have loads more space for the kids to run, and for veggie patches to be laid. The kids are loving it.
We also got to attend the annual Tulip Festival, thanks to me winning a pass from Jody at Six Little Hearts! Have you seen her blog? You should check it out, she is always having amazing giveaways over there!
We went on Sunday, the windiest day for a long time. But despite the wind whipping red dust everywhere, it was beautiful and the kids had a great time. My recommendation if you are going – get there as early as you can. I think the gates open at 10. We got there at around 10.30, and got a park. When we left about two hours later, the parks were full and cars were parked up to a kilometre away, at least. There are no footpaths along that road, which makes pushing prams tricky. And the traffic was full on. It’s normally a fairly quiet country road. I know, I grew up there!! Also, hats and sunscreen – there is no shade when you are walking through the tulips. But there is lovely shade and chairs up where the food/cafe area is. And don’t forget to check out the Fairy Hollow if you go. Ms 3 LOVED it!
Spring has also bought the engagement of two lovely friends of ours – so exciting!! So we’re loving Spring time in Melbourne at the moment. Sunshine, outdoors stuff and love. What more could we want? 🙂 Tell me, what has the Spring bought to your life this year?