There is an incomparable quality to spending a spring day outdoors with my child. He is coming out of a rough patch of teething, and there were several days when I thought my happy, curious kid was gone for good. Lately, though, his bicuspid that was bothering him broke through, and he is excited again.

He and I like to sit in the grass together.

Toddler and mom on a sunny day

And climb the mommy mountain.

Scaling the mommy mountain

He tells me about what he sees.

Toddler on a sunny day

And I get to lay on my back in the warm grass and watch my boy discover how wonderful spring afternoons are.

Happy kiddo