Thursday, March 22, 2012
First Day of Spring
Elias keeps a homemade calendar in his room. Every morning he marks off the day and notes important events, such as his mom's birthday, his half birthday, St. Patrick's Day, Bibi's birthday, and the first day of Spring. When we lived in Wisconsin, we were within walking distance from Michael's Frozen Custard. Quite frankly, a both delicious and devilish place. The custard is so very good, but so very rich. We were surprised to learn that custard is also sold in the Philly area. We have a Rita's water ice in our town--again within walking distance--from our home. Last year, we learned that on the first day of Spring Rita's gives away free water ice. Unfortunately, though, last year it was a Sunday and the line was three or four blocks long. This year, we went and waited for about twenty minutes and got our first free water ice. What a beautiful start to spring--and all because of Eli's persistent calendar counting.