April 10, 2015

First Warm Day of Spring Break

Spring Break was last week, filled with cousins, sugaring, and a bit of warmth! This particular day, it hit 60, which was delightful and enthusiastically celebrated by outside time, bare feet, mud puddles, and exuberance.


This cat was pretty calm about the whole thing though


This chicken is already poaching the flower bed. Awful thing. 


Playing with the last remaining snowbank


Elliott exuberating


Cheyenne concocting


Lincoln mudding


Checking sap levels


Sap was running like crazy


The perils of warm spring days--muddy backs


Rilla being a nice big cousin and pushing Elsie


Elsie concentrating on not falling off


Exuberance


Even though it is terribly brown, it was delightful


Lincoln and Gilbert bonding over some mud


Dying eggs


There were a lot of helping hands in there!


I love dying eggs. It is so springy.


Looking at something on the Jeep


Rilla and Lily


Mud patties


A picnic of water 


Barefeet and neatly abandoned shoes and boots


Lily peering in to see what the temperature is on the thermometer by Dad's chair. They were hopping it would get over 60, so there was a lot of checking. It only got to 60.


Rilla stirring


Taking Elsie and Gilbert on a jeep ride in Owen's Jeep. 


Spring fields


A jeepful


Hoyt and Coyote


The completion of  a successful jeep ride through the fields


Guys


Owen pushing Justin, who then swung back and narrowly missed knocking a few kids into next week.


A flock of birds back


Orianna and Daddy


Then we did an Easter egg hunt. 


A branch got torn off this winter, so Justin had to put one in the tear. It was leaking sap too, since it hasn't healed over yet. 


The kids were very into turquoise this year.






I have no idea why they are variegated, but I love it! 


1 comment:

Jolene Crites said...

This just looks like the best kind of fun!! I'm so glad your kids get this very special privilege! They may not see it as such, but those of us who don't have this, see it as so!