When you live in the Northwest, you learn to appreciate sunshine in a hurry, and we have had beautiful weather over the last week or two! Last weekend, while my husband took our older kids skiing, the baby and I walked to the top of nearby Mt. Tabor. I huffed and puffed with the best of them, and loved the quiet forest, views of Mt. Hood, and basically basked in the sunshine.
We have gotten out a few times as a family, slowly but surely. Hiking the Wildwood Trail (for 45 minutes until the baby freaked out) was a highlight. My kids are a fan of the trail because a. it is beautiful and b. it is where the Wildwood Chronicles take place. (Perhaps those two reasons should be reversed!) If you have kids in the 8-12 age range, I recommend the series–you get a lot of bedtime story mileage out of these hefty books. Found locally at Powells, because, Powells, or here: Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book I
Moss and ferns growing on trees is a new and beautiful occurrence for us.