Sunday, June 5, 2011

Spring Suprises

With school out this week and hopefully summer just around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to post some of our family happenings. We didn't really have spring this year; we would have maybe one nice day and then four days of rain. We always have our pool up and running by now, but with the torrents of rain, just didn't happen. We did however have some visitors.....
Several inches of rain fell on our pool cover, and we couldn't pump it off fast enough. Well, a couple of ducks came to visit. Kristi noticed them mid April when she and Jordy were babysitting Duke while we were on our Philly/DC trip. Being the animal lover, she took bread out every night and soon these two brought some friends. At one point, there were about six ducks floating around in our backyard. After a few days, only these two came back every night to swim on our cover. With warmer weather, the pool cover is dry and our friends have flown the coop. It was really fun to have them around. Hum...we are wondering if they will pay us a visit when we are swimming....
Ben had his final band performance. A huge shout out to his band teacher Mr. Davis. He is awesome, and I can't imagine what it was like those first few months when these kids were learning to play all their instruments. It was a great night for the kids to showcase their talent. Good job Ben! A few weeks ago, Ben organized a service project for his scout troop. He did a great job contacting a sweet lady in our ward who needed some help in her yard. They pulled up some bushes, mowed the lawn, raked up some dead leaves and weeded a rock garden. It took the boys about 1 1/2 hours, and she was so appreciative of their help. I have to admit, it was pretty funny watching those boys. Two minutes of work, five minutes of messing around, but they were able to get it all done. With a little help from his friends, Ryan, Jack, Scott and Jackson, Ben was able to complete his service hours for his next rank advancement. Yahoo...thanks guys for your help.
All finished! Here they are with their leaders Paul, Clark and Brian and a grateful Sister Everitt.
A few weeks of my spring were spent correcting research papers. I had my honors students research the year of their birth. They had to find local, state and international events from that year. I had already been teaching 3 years by the time these kids were born. Yikes! So here is 36 graded 3-5 page papers ready to be handed back. I have to say, these were some of my best papers; such a bright group of kids I had this year. I will miss them!
A few months ago, I told Lindsi that I wanted to redo my guest bathroom, and I wanted her decor expertise. I knew I wanted a seaside cottage type feel in soft creams and blues. With life being crazy, we didn't get to it before cute Cashe a Roo's birth and I had honestly forgotten about it. A few weeks ago, I came home from work to a big suprise. My sweet Lindsi had completed the bathroom redo. Not only was it done, but Lindsi bought everything for me. It was perfect, and I love, love it! Thanks you Linds for being so thoughtful and making my bathroom so pretty! Now all I need is a guest to come and visit!
The cute wastebasket and rug. The perfect colors and feel that I wanted.
She thought of everything including the boat soap dish with soap!
And that has been our spring! Watch for the next post...our Philly/DC trip pictures....finally!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you are enjoying the bathroom as much as I did doing it for you!! Love you. Such a cute post ;)