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Spring 2013 in Pictures

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on May 31, 2013 in Anecdote, Elixir Saved, Family, Nature, Travel, WIP |

As the unofficial start of summer kicked off this past weekend, I thought I’d take a look back at what I did this spring. As seems to be the usual lately in coastal CT March weather was crappy, May proved far rainier than April, and June looks to be starting out hot, hot, hot. But you know what they say about weather in New England…if you don’t like it, just wait a few minutes.

So what I have been up to lately (other than writing Elixir Saved and editing other poeple’s books)? Mostly hanging out with The Boy. Here’s a picture essay of my spring.

Our first trip to the zoo...checking out the wolves.

Our first trip to the zoo…checking out the wolves.

Now looking at The Boy's favorite animal...tiger!

Now looking at The Boy’s favorite animal…tiger!

Cousins hugging during out trip to the Poconos.

Cousins hugging during out trip to the Poconos.

Hiking to the waterfall in the Poconos.

Hiking to the waterfall in the Poconos.

More hiking, this time at Sleeping Giant.

More hiking, this time at Sleeping Giant.

Walking (mostly running) to the top of the castle at Sleeping Giant.

Walking (mostly running) to the top of the castle at Sleeping Giant.

One of many times climbing the dinosaur stairs at the park after library story time.

One of many times climbing the dinosaur stairs at the park after library story time.

Mother's Day tea tasting.

Mother’s Day tea tasting.

Our second trip to the zoo...this peacock may or may not have stolen my sweatshirt. It's still a bit of a mystery what happened to the sweatshirt.

Our second trip to the zoo…this peacock may or may not have stolen my sweatshirt. It’s still a bit of a mystery what happened to the sweatshirt.

Baby goat at the zoo (we also got to see baby hogs)...too cute!

Baby goat at the zoo (we also got to see baby hogs)…too cute!

Beach time!

Beach time!

Footsteps in the sand...Mommy's aren't that much bigger than The Boy's!

Footsteps in the sand…Mommy’s aren’t that much bigger than The Boy’s!

First backyard fire.

First backyard fire.

I’m sure summer will bring lots more zoo, park, beach time. Maybe some fireworks thrown in there. Perhaps a completed draft of Elixir Saved. A weekend trip to upstate New York for the end of the summer. The Boy’s 2nd birthday. I’m trying to plan a low key family trip for early September, but not making much progress on that. What are your plans for the summer?

 

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18 Comments

  • Great pictures. I remember my hiking days. I do miss them. Doubt if I’d make it up those steps. Glad you’re taking the time to enjoy your little one. They grow up way too fast and you’re making beautiful memories.

  • Mary Waibel says:

    What great memories, Katie! Thanks for sharing!

  • Kai Strand says:

    Looks like a wonderful spring. Thanks for sharing. I’m eager to get some of that hot weather I hear people talk about. It feels like forever since we’ve had hot around here!

  • Ann Herrick says:

    Great pix! Is that the Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden, CT? I’ve hiked there. Graduated from QU right next to it too!

  • Lovely post, Katie. Great pics. Sounds like despite the yucky weather, you’ve managed to do fun things with the little one. One of my daughter takes her two little ones (4 & 2) to the zoo a lot. They love it. They got a year pass, so they can go anytime, and if the kids tire, they can leave, not feeling like they’ve lost money on the trip.
    Our spring was delightfully mild. Temps were so low the tornadoes didn’t start until mid May. Usually they start in March. Heading to RomCon later this month, with first book coming out in July. Friends trip to New Mexico in late August. Hopefully get a second book sold, and focus serious editing of a couple of books, I’ve “finished.” LOL Good luck with your edits.

    • Hi, Marsha! The zoo near us is pretty inexpensive and The Boy is still free until he’s three. It really is a great trip for little ones.

      Oh, the reports of all those tornadoes have been so heartbreaking. I hope you stay safe this season.

      Sounds like you’ve got a full summer planned…enjoy! And thanks for the well wishes on my next book. πŸ™‚

  • It looks like you’ve spent a lot of good quality time with your son. I bet he’ll have many fond memories when he gets older πŸ™‚

  • Mirka Breen says:

    Fantastic to see The Boy, though we can only *almost* see him. You must be concerned he may become a child star.
    Best summer, Katie, to you and all of yours.

  • K.L. Pickett says:

    Great photos! What fun!

  • Meradeth says:

    Such fun photos! Looks like a great spring. Hope summer is just as great!

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