This weekend was the first time this year that we've had warm weather. Finally, it feels like spring, but it's been cold for so long that the warm weather feels precarious. I wanted to soak up every minute of it, for fear that it will start snowing again any second. As a result, the boys and I spent a lot of time outside, and it wound up being a big Family Sports weekend.
On Saturday, we went to a track meet at Augustana. It was a lot of fun to watch, and of course brought back lots of memories for both me and Steve. Jack, too, loved every minute of it. In between races, he'd run back and forth in front of the bleachers, just dying to get out on the track himself. When the meet was over and the athletes had cleared out, I told him we could go down there. Jack merrily ran along, yelling, "YOU CAN'T CATCH ME!" and "GO, AUGIE!" After we turned the first curve, I suggested we turn around and run back. No way. Jack wanted to go all the way around the track. He stopped a couple times to walk, but he did it. 400 meters is a long way if you're only 3 years old, so I think that the boy is a future distance runner.
Yesterday was time for more sports. The three of us played frisbee, catch, and soccer. And then, we set up Jack's new mini golf course, a Christmas present from his grandparents. It's a very cool toy - we can set up the courses in a number of different ways. And it's designed such that it's not ridiculously hard for a little kid to do. On the first hole, all three of us got it in one on the first try, so Jack didn't get frustrated at not being as good at it as we were.
After a quick trip to buy flowers to plant, I suggested that Jack and I stop by the grocery store for popsicles, which we could then eat on the back step. Jack's response? "I love you, Mommy."