A bunch of SpringTime cheer came in the mail this week. Look what Angi from Drakestone Primitives sent me. She makes the most wonderful creations imaginable and they smell soooo good. Believe me, this picture does not do it justice. That cute little blackened beeswax ornie was included too. Thanks so much Angi, "Annie" (Little Middle named it), will be cherished for years.
Night before last I was coming downstairs for my nightly snack before bed. The sun was almost down and left the things on the window sill a silhouette. I thought it looked so neat like that.
Last week we prepared the garden for planting. An annual family activity the kids look forward to. We took down the sunflower stalks which were left up all winter to feed the birds.
We raked all the weeds and old plants and stalks into a burn pile.
We edged the plot and dug out sod to extend the growing area. I think it's great that "Oldest" loves to wear dresses no matter what the activity.
Then Husband started it all on fire. The girls wanted to roast marshmallows. We were mean and said no:( They would have tasted really gross anyway. They had ice cream afterward instead:)
There was a plastic snap set pool that was left at the garden's edge all winter. When we moved it this little rodent had been living under there and ruined all the grass. DH didn't waste anytime trying to kill it. I was screaming the whole time he was trying to smash it "NOT IN FRONT OF THE GIRLS....NOT IN FRONT OF THE GIRLS.....AHHHH. Then the screaming of three little girls. I wonder what the neighbors were thinking, smoke coming from our back yard, and 4 girls screaming at the top of their lungs. Apparently they weren't scarred because "Little Middle" ran right up and grabbed the mouse and told us she was going to keep it. Ugh.
We worked really hard as a family. That is something I think is important to do. Teaching your children that work can be fun and getting something hard accomplished as a family team builds unity. It gave us a chance to praise and appreciate each child for their work. We all had a really good time.
Here is the garden, all ready to be sowed. It is not quite warm enough yet. But next week I think the most of it will go in. The girls love to plant.
Last night we went to an Easter Egg hunt in our friends back yard. I thought it was so cute that "Baby" was more interested in the horses.
Well, if you made it to the end of this random post I am proud of you:) Tonight my wonderful Hubby and I get to go on a date. Whooo Hooo!!! I love that man. We are getting a baby sitter and then are going Easter shopping and catching the show. Have you all seen the Hunger Games? I am so excited. I think I will curl my hair, put on my heels and jewelry and perfume, and get all dolled up.
Have a great weekend.