Friday, April 18, 2014

Spring has Sprung

Today is the first day of our spring break.  For the next 12 days, we don't have to get up to an alarm, we don't have to pack lunches or do homework, or go to tons of after school activities.  As much as these breaks drive me crazy because we don't finish school until the end of June - I do like them for those reasons.

Today - we stayed home.  Mat wasn't off from work, so the kids and I spent the morning tidying the house some and getting ready for Easter.  This afternoon we spent 6 hours outside in the yard.  The three of them played great together - no fighting or crying - all afternoon.  I had a chance to do some serious yard work and get a lot of projects done that I have been itching to do.  The yard looks much better, and the kids went to bed tired.  Even the dogs ran around outside afternoon and now they are happily sleeping on the floor.

I love spring in the yard.  Yes, there is a lot of clean up work to do from the winter.  (oh the leaves!)  But to watch those plants peek through the ground and then grown leaps and bounds each day - it truly is amazing to see.  And after a long (long) winter, the kids have wanted nothing more than to be outside riding their bikes, swinging on the swings, and just generally running around the yard.  We are lucky we have a large yard and are tucked away from streets, so they can be pretty free.  AND our yards all join in our neighborhood, so they can run from friend to friends house without every crossing a street.  I love it.

Here are some pictures of our day.  Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

4/18 19? 2014

I am happy you are going good! Spring is wonderful and it's nice that all kiddos get time off of school :)

I think the pictures are really cute. I love Finleys bike and Arlingtons too! Cainin is a handsome little guy! I love the smiles and enthusiastic feel to the pictures-it's wonderful to see them so happy and free.

Have a blessed god Friday and Easter!
Friend, Shayla

Anonymous said...

God bless--- happy Easter!

Anonymous said...


Thinking of you all and hope all is well!