Sunday, March 14, 2010

Issue 94

Signs of Spring

The tulip bulbs are starting to push their way up, even though it snowed yesterday. It was light enough tonight for the kids to play outside until eight. Our trees are starting to bud, and Ellie keeps dragging the summer clothes out of the bucket in my closet. My favorite sign of spring, however, are the chalk drawings that have started popping up on the driveway!

This is a portrait of Ellie, drawn by Janey.

They've Got Talent

This week was our ward's annual Primary Talent show. Ellie danced a couple numbers with her friends, Daniel showed off some Karate moves and Janey, who's never had a formal piano lesson, played "I am a Child of God." It's fun to watch them do what they love!


Dad has been working so hard for us at work the last few months, pulling 12 to 17 hour days. We decided what he needed most for his birthday was a day off with us. So, 8:00 am on Saturday the kids ambushed him in bed. We blindfolded him and took him hostage for the day. We ended up at Village Inn for breakfast and presents.

Then it was off to The Great Salt Lake to explore. We didn't see many birds, but the gorgeous ring tailed pheasant was worth the trip! Of course it rained, because it always rains when we go exploring, but it hasn't stopped us yet. Once we hiked all over the rocks and had gotten adequately wet, we headed home for dry clothes, a hot lunch and lots of Nerf gun battles.

Happy Birthday Dad! We Love You!