Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring Break 2012!!

It's that week of no school havin', late sleepin', just the kids and me time, and let me tell you - I. Was. Ready!
We had plans, as usual, but as they say, you can plan a perfect picnic but you can't control the weather, and that goes three fold in Oklahoma! It ended up raining almost the whole week, which was good and not so good, but we made the best of it, I mean, let's face it folks, we're pretty good at that. Toss us some more lemons! We're runnin' outta lemonade!
The rain was actually a welcome friend, I have to say. After all that aerating and fertilizing and seeding and such, I was ready to not have to water the little buggers, too. Thankfully heaven stepped in and helped a momma out on this fab spring break of ours, and I spent my days in ways other than moving sprinklers here and there and all around the lawns.
Emma seemed to either have a friend over, or be at at friend's house every day of the week, and at this age, it doesn't really get much better than that, right? (*wipes tears off face)
One day, Em and Alexis started the day off playing a slew of board games. And by slew, I mean like went through our entire game collection, and by entire game collection, I'm talking 3 garage cabinets full. Yet, somehow, nine year old girls can get through a game of monopoly in 5 minutes that takes us adults an entire Saturday morning, so soon after their last game of "sorry", they were itching for more.



They decided they needed a new game, and Em invented her own Littlest Pet Shop board game. The funniest thing? It's never ending. Yep. Seriously. You can play it all freaking week and it could, technically never end. By the end of the afternoon, it was a fabulous game, with money, cards, colored playing board, and even a box! Impressed yet?


Another rainy day that ended up being just a bit cloudy and rain threatening but nothing all too wet, we drove up to Oklahoma City to play some laser tag. The big kids tagged laser style while the mommas and the Evan walked around the little shopping center window shopping.


On the way home, that little window shopper quite heavily dozed off to dreamland....

So, I stayed in the car with sleeping handsomeness while the others ventured into Pops to choose their various sodas.

One great thing about living in a college town - breaks in school mean our streets look like this:
Isn't that creepy and awesome all in one?!
So on Friday, when the heavens decided that the grass seeds had their fill, and the sun shone and the earth stretched its thirsty-no-more legs, Evan and I ventured back to the sand lot to get another ton of sand for the box. Getting to watch the giant dozer dump it in the back of the truck was, in itself, clearly a top sight for any three year old.
We wheelbarrowed sand from the truck to the box ALLLLLLLLLL afternoon until hubby came home and took over, which he finished soon after. (yay!)
The yard was starting to look better...
(not pictured: impromptu neighborhood cookout! Woot!)

Saturday we headed to Lowes to pick up some more gate-fixing supplies and Ev got to build a message center with daddy, which is pretty much the coolest thing EVER if you're Evan.

Well, now did you just oh and aww over that cute little boy?! Of course you did, which is why you probably didn't notice my zucchini plants in the cart! Yes, folks, our annual zucchini plant trials is beginning again! (Seriously, I think the Hunger Games must have been based on our annual race to get the sole zucchini from the plants each year. Only ONE plant can win!,,)
In other gardenly news...my tulip has bloomed! Those Valentines tulips hubby brings each year keep on giving, don't they? :)
Our nest has FOUR baby eggs in it now! Über cute and small, and I can't wait until they hatch!! We're now taking name suggestions, though mom and dad are spoken for - Em has chosen two names from "house of Anubis", though I can't remember which couple it was right now....
She also decided to collect some more garden creatures today...

While I was completely happy smelling and resmelling my gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS wisteria.

I had planned this bed for my zucchini this year, but apparently our pumpkins claimed it first. Psh. Sooners..

So we set up this impromptu garden in the sun for the little baby vines, and we'll see how they do.
And then there were these two...
Calypso, on the prowl for any vermin attempting to eat our new veggie sprouts...
...and Dobby, guarding our yard with his ferocious snarled teeth and ever-so-scary growl...
Yeah, okay, so we all were pretty busy soaking up the sun, and not much else, but it was the PERFECT ending to our spring break :)


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