Did you know that this week, March 15th to March 21st, is National Wildlife Week?
[sound of crickets chirping]
I know what you're thinking -- what's next, Worldwide Pond Slime Day-- perhaps most parents (like me) will agree (especially, if your children are older) these days, getting kids outside and away from computer games, Facebook, Miley Cyrus, whatever, well, you'd think I was asking them to eat dirt, right?
"But, it's sooooooo hot!"
Heaven knows, I'm no saint (shuddup, Busy Mom and I thought you said you burned those BlogHer pics, Jenn?) I spend more time, at home, sitting in front of a computer, than not.
Then, I get up, get out, go help OTHER people work out and, you know, sit in front of a computer, some more.
"Stay inside, don't forget to lock the doors, oh, and dinner's in the freezer."
It's just a little harder now, you know? I don't like my kids to be outside, when my husband Garth [not his real name] and I aren't home.
Weekends, however, are different!
I have no problem ditching the housework, or kicking the laundry to the corner and getting outside -- especially, now that spring is, like, two days away.
Day 76: Family Photo Project
WHOOT, here in Jersey, anything above 50 degrees is considered flip-flop weather!
Wind: NW at 3 mph
Fri72°F | 46°F
Sat71°F | 47°F
Sun71°F | 47°F
This weekend is no different; we've been invited up to Pittstown, NJ to visit with Hope's godparents, a.k.a. two of our most favorite dirt diggers (you know, Sassy's mom and dad) who happen to own a beautiful flower farm, too (yes, here, IN JERSEY!) and I'm taking my trusty little point and shoot camera, with me, to help celebrate National Wildlife Week.
Why? Well, seeing as my kids have been reading Your Big Back Yard and Ranger Rick for years (thank you, Grandma and Grandpa) I am honored to partner with the National Wildlife Federation as a Founding Mother of their Be Out There campaign, along with these fine women: