Monday, March 24, 2014

March Madness?

It came in like a lion but sure isn't being lamb-y today. We've gotten 5-6 inches since this morning and it is still coming down. Looks like a great day for hot chocolate and a snowman.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring fling

To quote M, "this is probably the best spring break ever. An 11 out of ten!"

A hike on Konza Prairie, with John on my back.
A mom and kids bike ride, with the youngest two in the bike trailer.
A day at the Discovery Center, learning more about that prairie we hiked...and playing some football with friends.
A sleepover.
A birthday party.
Pillsbury Crossing, and the story of when daddy proposed.
A pile of potential 4-H photos.
Road trip for Mom and kids.
A dance competition.
The addition of a bucket calf and steer to our crazy farmlet.
Add in a couple shifts for me, and a week of garden work for Jay.
And that's what I'd call a full spring break.
(Only bummer was Daddy couldn't join us on most of our fun.)

I worked really hard this week to concentrate less on recording the memories and more on enjoying no pictures today. No videos. But five happy kids.

And one happy mama.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A few random thoughts

John's birthday was Monday. My baby is a year old! Much more on that, I'm sure.

I'm a grouchy mama, combination of stress and tired and too much fun and too much worry.

We went on a vacation, just Jay and I and our friends. It was amazing. I missed the kids after 36 hours.

Natalie is 5. More on that another time.

And my favorite news of the month: John graduated from his cardiologist and Natalie graduated from her neurologist. It's a good day, to say the least.