Peter and Polly, are our little straw rabbits who, every year around this time, hop down from the attic just in time to welcome Spring to our house.
I don't know what they had been doing in the attic since last year, but they both looked rather bedraggled when they came down the stairs yesterday. One of Peter's arms was dangling, and Polly was dusty and in need of a makeover. But after a little gluing and sprucing up, I think they look sweet.
They usually sit outside our porch door to welcome visitors, but there's so much pollen in the air, I told them if they would behave themselves, they could stay inside on our breakfast table for a while.
They make me smile every time I pass by them ... and I can't wait for our granddaughter Avery Grace to see them when she comes to visit us later this week. She's going to spend part (or all) of her "Spring Break" from first grade with us next week, and last night I talked to her on the phone and asked her what she'd like to do. Without hesitation, she said, "Play school!"
Whatever we do, I'm looking forward to spending a lot of quality time with her. She's growing up way too fast for her Grandmama.
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"Time never turns backwards
Its old charms to give,
In photographs only
Can yesterdays live."
~ Edgar A. Guest
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