Guess what I finally found today?
Spring is really, truly, finally, actually coming.
Could you just eat them up? The weather is warming at last, and Sarah and one of her bfs could stand footwear not a minute longer. And yes, that is a little patch of snow just to the left of Sarah's legs. There are still drifts and drifts around the rest of the house, but at last this one patch of earth is finally free of winter.
As for Sarah's sleep over last night? She totally slept over! And I admit it, I felt a little pang yesterday as I watched her walk off with her sleeping bag/backpack. She walked away from our house and early childhood and into the world.