Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mid-April sunny weather!

There was finally a break in the rain over the last week so we were able to spend some much needed time outside with the kids! The walls were closing in on them so to have some time to stretch their legs outside was GREAT! Ellie Kate enjoyed some time in the sun and her first feel of grass and Daddy tackled the "ivy sticks" in our front yard (dead birch trees with ivy covering them) and yanked them out with the family tractor. Everything is more fun with a tractor, right? With the help of Grandpa Chad, Uncle Kyle and our neighbors, the four trees were chopped up and hauled to the backyard for future firewood in NO time! Thanks guys! The girls sure enjoyed watching Daddy work on the tractor and loved climbing on it while it was parked in front of our house. We spent some fun times with our friends the Morenos and Daddy and his buddy Mando hauled 5 yards of compost to our back yard...the start of changing our back yard from a barren waste-land to a green escape (hopefully). (Mommy and Chrissy escaped during the dirt work for a shopping trip!) We know the backyard-makeover process will take some time but it was nice to get a start on it! Ellie is now five and a half months and is growing and changing by leaps and bounds! She cut her first bottom tooth the other day and is working hard to get the second one through. Soon she'll be sitting on her own! Spring is in the air and Easter is right around the corner! Where is 2011 going??

Mid April 2011