Monday, April 19, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Last week was Aidan's spring break. We went decided to do something fun with the kids and we took them to Dollywood. It is a pretty easy trip for us to take and we get season passes every year. We left town last Thursday and made it to Tennessee by lunchtime. The weather was terrible and raining when we got there and the boys were bummed. We did a little shopping and got some ice cream and then checked into our hotel early. By 4pm the rain had stopped so we decided to go for a few hours. We had a great time and the park was practically empty. We rode a few rides and then we went to a show about drums. When we got there we realized we were able to participate too. They had everyone is a circle with their own drum. Jared, Adley and Eli participated, Aidan was too shy. They had such a great time. Eli even started dancing in the middle of the circle.
I think Eli has some awesome dancing skills don't you!!!
We had a great day and plan to go several times this year. Hope you all had a great spring break as well.
Posted by Melanie at 9:06 PM
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Recently as the weather has gotten warmer we have been out in the yard more. Winter this year and our lack of caring for the grass the last few years has really taken a toll on our yard. Luckily the husband of one of my friends from work owns a lawn care & landscaping business. We traded out some computer work for the yard work. What they did in 3 hrs one day would have taken Jared and I 5 Saturdays I am sure. They fertilized, limed, mulched and pruned. Our yard looked great. A few weeks after that though we started noticing that we had more weeds in our backyard than actual grass. Totally our fault for not fertilizing and weed preventing for the last several years. With having so many little kids it was hard to get out in the yard as often as we liked. So now we started pulling and pulling and pulling up weeds, until we had grass with big brown patches everywhere. We are currently trying to reseed those areas. The boys have enjoyed being out in the yard and Eli is a great little helper.
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