today was a perfect spring day

I went to the movies with the family, then spent the afternoon reading until going out with my grandma Mimi.  I swear, I couldn't have asked for cooler grandparents.  Each one of them is unfathomably awesome.  Case in point:  We went to Mill Ave for the remainder of the day, scoping out the shops and enjoying the light spring air.  Aside from analyzing eachother's zodiac signs upstairs on a couch in the apartment section of Urban Outfitters, I found a book at the small used bookstore (I loved overhearing the old man who owned the store with his wife discussing a book with a customer from his comfy-looking armchair as I spotted a gray cat on a stack of books looking at me questioningly) and we scrambled through records at Zia.  And don't forget an ice cream cookie sandwhich from Cookiez!  What a wonderful way to spend a spring day.  Yes, I know it's not officially spring yet, but in my mind it started weeks ago.  Hooray for the beautiful Arizona weather!  I fall in love with life all over again this time of year.

4 comments:

moonshinejunkyard said...

old fashioned record stores RULE. there need to be soooooo many more of them.

Zoe Brimhall said...

My parents told me about Zia... I must go there!

words and such said...

Kaylie, such a great way to express yourself. We must do this again.

▲my• said...

I love the upstairs area of that Urban :) My family was down there last weekend for the Hawaiian festival. It was great fun.

And I LOVE Zia! There's always a great find.
Also, I've passed that ice-cream shop many a time but have never been in... sounds amazing! I think I'll have to add that to my to-do list.