The weather has been teasing us the past few days, and we are starting to think spring might just be around the corner. The boys were able to play outside almost every day this week, and the temperature reached into the mid-50's a couple of times.

It has been really fun watching Sam and Nate rediscover the playground toys. They have been much less interested in the swings (their former favorite) and are starting to climb on EVERYTHING. Consequently, I have noticed my anxiety level at the park going up. I don't think I am ready to see my babies climbing around on the tall equipment and speeding down the slides. But I guess I will just have to get used to that. Hopefully the temps will get up there enough so they can climb around without being encumbered by their bulky coats.

On days we haven't gone to the park, we take long walks in our neighborhood. On Saturday as we were walking down the sidewalk, a police car pulled up and the officer got out. He started walking straight toward us, and I have to admit I was a little curious about what he might want. I mean, I know I didn't exactly rake all of my leaves, but cut me some slack. Well it turns out, he saw the boys and wondered if they might want to see the inside of his cruiser. Sam, who is usually outgoing and up for an adventure, was quite skeptical and kept his distance. Nate, on the other hand, climbed right in and sat down behind the steering wheel. Of course I didn't have my camera, so you will just have to create a mental image of this one. I think the boys were a little overwhelmed by the police car, and to be honest I would like to keep it that way. :)

Here are some more pictures of our park adventures.