Sunday, April 30, 2017

April is done

April sure flew by.

April consisted of a snot load of rain, a bit of snow and wind.
Man the wind has blown constantly it seems.
Working outside between the rain and cold has been problematic, but I've managed to get all my trees trimmed. The driveway trees took the most time. Now I will be able mow under them without risking decapitation or loosing an eye due to a random branch. The apple and plum trees should be more fruitful now since I thinned the crap out of them.

Our old boy Scotch proves that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence by continually escaping the pasture to mow the yard for me. The Hubby has been fixing one section of fence after another and still he escapes. It would be nice to put up a whole new fence, but I don't see that in the cards at this point. Good thing Scotch never really goes too far. The ground has been so soft though that he is gouging up the yard something terrible. No idea how we'll smooth it out. jeesh.

Baseball season has started. Currently just practice four or five days a week but soon the games will begin.

The highlight of my month was our school talent show.
Somewhere or another I've mentioned that Caden taught himself to play the ukulele over the winter and sing the Elvis song take my hand. 
Both the big kids came home to see him perform.
Prior to the show Mom has to take some pictures.
No one was real enthused, but you'd think they'd be used to this by now.

Waiting inside for the doors to open so we could get a front row seat.
Doesn't Chyann look so happy?
This last year she has really grown and is a wonderful young lady.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Sunday AM coffee

It's feeling like spring folks!
Yesterday we got up to 64* and it felt wonderful.
We worked outside all day cleaning up yard debris, stacking wood, brushing horses, cleaning out vehicles and even got in a few games of basketball.

The first baseball practice for the travel team was last night too.
It's going to be interesting to see how they sort the kids to form the AAA, AA and A teams.
There are about 30 kids vying for a spot on the rosters.

In other news the school production of the musical Annie has wrapped up.
It was fantastic!
All the kids were amazing!

Our boy had several parts. My favorite was star to be.
A few pre show pictures of him.

Hooverville crew.

Singing his part for the song NYC.
The kid really was phenomenal.

Secret service agent.
So proud of all the kids for having the guts to get out there and perform.

After the first show.

Chyann enjoyed it so much she came to watch it the second night when Colton was home.
Caden loves fruit gushers so much they got him those instead of flowers, which he was thrilled about.

My kids are sure growing up.

Yes Caden is as tall if not taller than me (gotta love shoes with heals).

We were so pleased both the big kids came home for the show.
They are coming back on Friday too for the school spotlight night.

That's all I've got.
later :)