Monday, April 23, 2012

Spring Things.....

Have you ever have times when you stay really busy but then looking back you don't really know what it was that kept you so busy?  Well, that is where I am.  My days are booking by and I am seeing them in the rear view mirror wondering just where they went and just what has kept me so occupied!  So once again I play bloggy catch up with the events over the last few weeks.

We had a lovely spring break doing nothing more than being home.  It was good to lounge, to putter, to relax, with nothing pressing to do. One day we did go to see The Hunger Games.  Annah read the first book about a week before we saw the movie and she was desperate to have the second one to read so we got that for her.  In the meantime Abigail wanted to read the first book before we saw the movie.  So Abigail devoured the first book while Annah devoured the second book and both finished their books about 30 minutes before we went to the movie!  Of course, with the book so fresh in their heads they knew EVERY place that the movie varied from the book and they were sure to tell every last detail of what the movie left out! :)  And the girls thought it was hysterical that I thought the boy in the movie was named Peter when it was really Peeta. (I didn't read the book) During the whole movie I thought Katniss called him Peter but she was saying it with an accent! If nothing else, I *am* good for a laugh! :)

Then it was Easter.... The girls got us ready by coloring and decorating the eggs with their friend Elizabeth. They did a wonderful job between the lovely colors and the drawings on the eggs.

Elizabeth, Annah and Abigail with their handiwork!

What lovely shades you both have!

She's getting sleeeepppy...

A bowl full of fun! :)

The day after Easter (April 9th) Jordan came home from BYU-Idaho for his spring break.  The bummer factor was that while he was on spring break, we had just finished ours so during the day we are all gone!  But in spite of that, Jordan enjoyed his time home as much as we enjoyed having him. :) 

When Jordan came home from Brazil (October 2011) he brought with him a handmade hammock. While home with us for his spring break he got out the hammock and jumped over the back fence that divides our yard from a big field that has seen everything from tobacco, to horses, to cows.  In recent weeks there hasn't been anything back there so Jordan wanted to go find a place to hang his hammock. 

Jordan jumping the fence...

With his hammock hung, he laid in it and played the guitar. :)

He laid out there for a few hours resting, playing music and napping.

 It was a good thing that he did that the first day he was home because a day or two later these were in the field very near to where his hammock hung! :)

It's a lovely start to the day to look out our window and see a field of cows with their babies trotting behind them trying to keep up. (One day we counted about 15 babies!) Ahhh, springtime in Kentucky...gotta love it.


Patty said...

I read the Hunger Games the day before I went to the movie. I was determined to get it all the way read before I saw it. Then, of course, I had to dive into the next two right afterwards.

Love the cows. We have them around here as well. In the cooler weather we can really smell them. That's one advantage of the heat! ha ha

Loretta Valenta said...

So there was no doubt in your mind that Peeta was Petta and not Peter. :P

I laughed about your cow comment. :) Thankfully we have never smelled the cows. They seem to use the back field as just a path to go between the other fields. While they do stop to eat a bit, they don't linger long. That is probably a good thing. :)