Friday, April 23, 2010

Spring has sprung

Benson attended Merit Badge University last Saturday and completed the Photography merit badge. He was so excited to show off what he learned so he went around the house with my camera and took some great pictures! We love our new house and all the new things that we discover every season. Here is some of the Spring that Benson captured:

Friday, April 9, 2010

A new discovery

Roger has been diligently working in the yard to prepare for summer. He was walking around the pond when he saw a HUGE turtle crawling out of the creek. The turtle was startled and crawled back to the creek. McKay comes running in the house and tells me to grab the camera. I reluctantly grabbed the camera and walked to the creek. We then saw the turtle and it was huge! It is a snapping turtle so I told Roger that the boys can never swim in the pond again. I told him that last summer but he didn't listen....maybe now he will! Taylor was very excited that I was able to snap a picture because she had described the turtle to her Dad last year and he had his doubts. Well Taylor, you were right and he were wrong. Here is one of the photos that I captured. I wonder how old the little creature is?

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Glimpses of Summer

This week the children are home from school because of Spring Break. I am having glimpses of how difficult Summer can be with them all home and in each other's space. I am planning now for Summer (I do this every year right about this time). Here are some things we have done so far to keep busy:

Hid eggs for our annual Easter egg hunt. This is our first Easter at our new house and we had tons of places to hide eggs on 3.5 acres. Hunter even found eggs a day after the hunt. Good thing because the eggs were loaded with change instead of candy so he is $.30 richer.

Taylor planted strawberries with her Dad and was quite proud of herself. Her Dad has quite a green thumb and since we have moved in he has planted 22 blueberry bushes, 4 peach trees, 3 cherry trees, 2 apple trees, blackberries, a pecan tree, raspberries, muscadine and concord grapes. We hope to be hauling in a bunch of crops this summer. That should keep the children busy. If they fight I can tell them to go weed the orchard. OOOhhhh, I like that idea! Have a great Spring Break everyone.

Monday, April 5, 2010

We Moved

Our blog has been moved. If you made it here, welcome! I am so glad I have blog readers. Thanks for being so loyal and finding us here on Blogger.