Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
As this year has gone by, the toys have been played with less and less. Everything pulled out and scattered as they searched for something they did want to play with. And then no interest in obeying and cleaning up after themselves. The few times it did get picked up involved many tears. Spring break was last week for us and the girls did not play with the toys at all, resulting in me finally going ahead and getting rid of toys.
I have trouble getting rid of toys because I remember who gave them to us and to which child and I cringe at the money wasted. But whether it is lying in our house being ignored and walked upon, or in a donation bag, it's the same is it not? I wish I could declare to all, "NO TOYS PLEASE!" but I have trouble holding normal conversations with the neighbor, how am I supposed to say, hey, my kids don't actually play with any of these things, so while they're lovely, they're not worth the purchase.
Our seeds are started. The lemon balm did not grow but one, which is sad. I was looking forward to it for sun tea this summer.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Our big adventure for Spring Break was a trip down to visit Aunt Audrey and Uncle Bret. Uncle Bret's family are farmers and have a dairy farm as well. We quickly got our chores done in the morning and headed South.
Drama Queen just loved their dog, Tigger.
We had a great new experience of riding in the back of the pick up truck! We went up to Uncle Bret's grandparent's house to pick up a 4-wheeler. The Teenage cows and older calves live up that way.
Drama Queen and Mischief rode back to the house in the back of the truck, while Mischief and I rode on the back of the 4-wheeler Daddy drove.
She LOVED it.
She LOVED it.
We got to pet the baby calves
We then drove the 4-wheelers back to the farm and Uncle Bret caught the horses so the girls could have a ride.
Drama Queen has ridden at Uncle Jotham's a few times, so she's a pro already. It was Mischief and Sunshine's first time though.