Sunday, May 15, 2011

Whatcha been doing? I'll tell you!

Hi everybody!  I hope you've been doing well lately.  I have been rejoicing because it is SPRING!!  Okay.  It was 85 degrees a few days ago, and less than 50 today.  Not kidding.  But still, it is spring. Everything is green, I love listening to the rain on rainy days and feeling the warmth on sunny days...the kids play outside, we walk and spend time at the park...  I love, love, love spring.   And everything is so amazingly green!  The grass looks like sprawling green carpets on people's lawns, and the trees are all filling up with rustling leaves.  Is there anything better than spring?  I'm not sure.  Everything I see just makes me think about how truly wonderful God is.  He is so good to us.

I just thought I would share a bit of our springtime so far with you...

We've been jumping on the trampoline.

 Or shine. 

 We've been doing school.  Here is the boys' rendition of Julius Caesar crossing over the Rubicon into Rome with his men.  Yeah, so I let them take a few creative liberties with the script...

 We've been enjoying each other's company.  (And just so you know, they are not always this angelic, but I don't take pictures of that.)

 Josh made this sweet picture for Sarah.  He copied the professionally done one in China on the right, and made it larger on the left.  I think he did a great job!

 We've--I mean THEY'VE--been having airsoft wars.  Lots of airsoft wars. 

 Check out the injured Josh in the background. ; )

 We've been playing at the park!  Sarah's very, very favorite thing to do!

 We've been doing yardwork.  Okay, Daddy and the kids have been doing yardwork.  Sarah loved helping pick up sticks.  Jacob took these cute pictures of her helping.

 The boys have been whittling.  Ben is especially happy since at our house, seven years old is deemed old enough to get a knife to whittle with.  (Don't worry.  They are seriously not very sharp!)

And we have been garage sale-ing!  It's the most wonderful time of the year, you know.  (Or is that Christmas?)  Anyway, Ben really loves this little treasure we found at a garage sale for 25 cents. 

I am ready for another week of springtime!  Enjoy your week, everyone!


  1. Loved the pictures, I love spring too! Here, we're in Autuman and winter is coming up, brrr! :)

  2. Oh! I didn't know you are way across the world, Susan! : ) Autumn is my other favorite time. I hope you are doing better... <3

  3. Aw! Way too cute pics! I love the ones of Sarah "helping" with the yard work! lol

  4. What fabulous kids you have! So fun!