It's been an unusually cold winter. But it seems to be slowly warming this week. Today I kicked out the kids to play (having first purchased them new chalk, a new Nerf football and a new foam bat and baseball, so they had something to do out there). I tied out the dogs on twenty-foot leashes-- we still don't have a fence up, but the dogs love hanging out with the kids. They played outside for hours, and a good time seemed to be had by all.