Spring Weekend


And how was your weekend?  Here in south-central Kansas, our weekend was lovely.  Friday was warm and sunny, albeit a bit windy.  We headed straight to a big old park right in the Riverside neighborhood after school.


The city replaced all the cool old playground equipment at all the parks.  This poor, closed-up, slideless rocket is all that remains, a ghost of fun and scary playtimes past.


Saturday morning, Little Sis and I drove back to Riverside, where we met her Daisy Scout troop at Botanica.  Everything was in beautiful bloom, maybe even more so than last week.






After we ate lunch at home, we headed back to Riverside to visit the Keeper of the Plains.  Big Sis brought her camera, Little Sis brought her sketch pad.  We walked, we clicked, we drew.  We even witnessed a wedding, which was happening at the Keeper's feet as we were walking back across the bridge!






We were so overheated after our walk - it was almost 90 degrees outside! - that the girls came home and ran in the sprinkler for a while.  Sunday morning, we attended a lovely Palm Sunday service at church, then the girls ran home and played in the sprinkler again.  As they changed clothes for lunch, a storm rolled into town.  The temperature dropped.  We went to a birthday party.  The temperature dropped again.  We went to see a super live production of Into The Woods downtown.  It was getting very cold.

This was the view out my front door this morning.  Ah, Kansas.  If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes.  It will change.



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  1. Your temperature changes are incredible! It does fluctuate in Texas but not nearly as drastic as with your place! It was really warm here during the weekend and getting the kids in the sprinkler is an awesome idea! I wanted to buy a cute Hello Kitty one but hubby didn't want to. I'll try to convince him again after we get another hot afternoon ^_^

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    1. This was a pretty crazy drop. They said we'd be under a tornado watch during Sunday's storm, but the most they predicted in the end was hail, and the hail missed us. Yesterday afternoon, the snow melted, and today's high should be around 61.

      The girls' sprinkler is floral-themed. It was part of the Melissa & Doug Miss Spider line, and I got it on clearance from B&N back in the day. ;)

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  2. Oh WOW you got snow after all!! What funny weather you 've got in Kansas! :D
    Great that you had such a lovely weekend. Loved the pictures, seems that you had such fun :)

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    1. It was gone by the afternoon, but yeah, we got our spring snow! It's supposed to be chilly and rainy on Thursday, which is when Big Sis and the second graders have their field trip to Botanica. Guess I should invest in a couple of decent umbrellas! The girls broke my favorite one. ;)

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  3. Lovely and then BAM!
    We're expecting the same here. SO mega disappointing.

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    1. It didn't last long. :o) I'm weird. I like a spring snow. I love listening to everyone around me complaining. This one was pretty wimpy. Hope it misses you, though!

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  4. WHAT FUN! all of it! i'll say it again -- you all have the best outings!! OK, i don't understand -- HOW can it go from one extreme like that to another??? HOW????

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    1. Kansas weather is crazy. Today it is in the 70s and sunny. Tomorrow, which is Big Sis's grade's Botanica field trip, will be rainy, with a high of 60. Blah.

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  5. I love Riverside park. We live in Sleepy Hollow but would have loved Riverside, too. Paul's always worked on the east side (even though he works for Cessna) so it didn't make much sense to live on the other side of downtown. Great neighborhood, though.

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    1. My dad lives on Country Club. I'm only a little further east, on Pershing. ;)

      Riverside, College Hill, and Historic Midtown - Fairview and Park Place only, though, I'm a little picky - are my favorite neighborhoods. Oh, and maybe the area in Delano close to Friends...

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  6. The place looks awesome. hope you enjoyed it with your heart content.

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