I am just going to put up pictures and you will get the general gist of the weekend.
Alright, I can't resist captions
These pictures are from Friday before we left. This is the new rototiller in action.
These rocks are from a 3x15 section of the garden. This is why people went west. And why there are stone walls all around New England.
Dirt is a beautiful thing. Accomplished in about 20 minutes what it would have taken Justin days to do.
Dad getting out the big rocks. The sky was so blue and the grass, so green. But it doesn't look it in this picture.
Caleb being young and tough (also avoiding studying for his finals)
Alex and Tori not overly impressed with Caleb's efforts thus far
I LOVE these daffodils! They are double or something. Clover has a patch of them.
I love this picture. He must have been singing or something.
Orianna's skirt after a fun afternoon!
A cute little flower that Whites have a lot of on their lawn. They bud bright pink and blossom white.
Elliott making sure he gets the swing
Gilbert. and mud. They go together.
Cheyenne improving her mind
Spotting and decorating the dried eggs
Oh the focus!
Clover has pretty bowls.
Easter egg hunt
Tyring to keep them busy while the daddies hid the eggs in the back yard--Showing their dirty feet
I told them to hug, meaning put your arms around each other. This was cuter.
Mud was a big player through the weekend. It has been a wet, wet spring. And cold. Not pleasant, really.
I don't know. Eggs are exciting!
Evan and airborne Lincoln
So Rilla had to try it too!
Chocolate egg hunt in the family room.
This was Gilbert with his oatmeal on Monday.
Orianna looking sweet
Lily chilling with her "fat" swimsuit (she wore this all day), a cushy rubbermaid, and goldfish. Life is good.
And now, we need to go to town and get some rubbermaid totes to put Winter things in. After a lowkey day yesterday, I decided at 6:30 to get the winter stuff out of the closet, as well as all the clothes that we don't wear. Clothes that never really suited the kids, things that never coordinated with anything I owned, things that I never was in love with, but that seeemed a shame to throw out, things that we have too much of (Lily had 12 jean skirts and 10 white t shirts, 6 of which had a spot somewhere). Laundry is my biggest bug-a-boo, requiring a lot of will power and motivation. So I decided to make it easier on myself by making room to put clothes away and by decreasing the number of clothes that the girls could theoretically pull out in the course of the day and get dirty. So now my living room looks like a bureau was disgorged into it. Actually several bureaus. And I need to get it all put away or in bags before the kids mix all my semi organized piles together.