Another week and another set of favorites for Friday!
1. Daffodils. We brought some daffodils home this weekend and they are, for me, one of the first signs of spring. Our yard is still covered with snow (and there is more falling right now), but it is March. And this bright, happy yellow is a nice reminder of what is just around the corner!
2. The moon. I love gazing at the moon. . . last Sunday it was especially mesmerizing with just that teeny tiny sliver illuminated. But the eye-catching part was that you could faintly make out the glow of the entire moon. Simply stunning!
3. Wolves. They’re so majestic and powerful and regal and we were fortunate to get some up-close views at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone last week. If you haven’t been there, it’s definitely worth a stop on your next trip to the park. There are 2 wolf packs as well as a few grizzlies. All of the animals at the Center are rescued animals that would not survive on their own in the wild. This pack was extremely playful and active, but Kootenai was nice enough to pose for me.
4. Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things that Go! Yes, another kids book, but this is a classic. I remember this from my younger days and this has been my now-4-year-old’s favorite book for at least the last 2 years. It’s a big book, with a cute story about Ma, Pa, Penny and Pickles Pig taking a journey to the beach. Along the way they pass all sorts of fun characters and vehicles, all expertly illustrated to keep you and your kiddo studying the pages. And the search for the elusive Gold Bug, hidden on every page, is just as much fun for mom and dad as it is for the kids! Despite the large size of the book, it’s one that goes on every trip with us because it easily occupies my boys for an hour. Yep, 1 book for an entire hour.