Spring is a bit wet this year which is good. Winter was so dry! Keeping the little boys out of the mud is nearly impossible. They are constantly on the move. Almost every picture I try to take of them is blurry. Also every pair of shoes they own – boots, tennis shoes, dress shoes for church – have ended up being thrown in mud puddles. Why do boys think it is so fun to throw their shoes and see how big of a splash they can get? At the very least can’t they find something other than their shoes?
Jason has figured out wearing aprons backwards makes for quick capes. It’s so funny to see where their imagination takes them. Oh the innocence of childhood!
Ira has been diligently practicing his guitar. His favorite place to practice is my room. I think because during the morning rush hour it is the quietest place in the house. I look forward to many nights of serenading when he gets to be a teenager. 😀
With spring comes the inevitable onslaught of birds in our trees. Most are regular old blackbirds but we also have several pairs of Western Tanagers (this one flew into the window and killed himself) and even Lewis’s Woodpeckers. We also have a faithful owl that hoots outside our window every night. We can hear Mountain Bluebirds but very rarely see one. They are sneaky!
Friday was another wet, misty day. The kids ran out onto the deck when one excitedly pointed out the whole rainbow gracing the Slumbering Hills.
The girls are keeping busy too. Mostly trying to finish up school work and dodging the camera.
Oh and helping me put in our garden. We are trying an experiment and planting everything from seed this year as well as planting it earlier than we normally would. Our average frost date is June 15th so we usually plant the first week of June. We decided to try planting in early May and just covering the plants when the night time temperatures get too low. We’ll see if it works and extends our growing season. I hope so!
What have you been up to?