A Bushel of Brooks

A Bushel of Brooks
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May Day!

Spring is here, yes???

Mostly here ... we are predicted to get snow (yes, SNOW) tomorrow, which is very abnormal for the 2nd of May. But, my tulips and daffodils have bloomed. We have flowers planted in the front beds and the grass is green. Spring, yes? A strange one, yes.

We have spent quite a bit of time in our yard, over the last few weeks. Working on a repair to the house that was overdue - like should have been done before we moved into the house eight years ago = ) It required lots of digging, hard labor, and is finally finished!  We had some wonderful friends pitch in and help Eli dig over eight feet deep to patch a small crack in the foundation of our house (thank you, Kansas clay soil) that had been there when we moved in, but not disclosed to us.

Tough Guy with a big shovel
And once it was all finished, we had to put the yard back in order. Needless to say, there were some little boys super eager to dig in the dirt help Daddy do the job. They actually did help quite a bit, I believe, and it was great to see them pitching in and getting a bit of understanding about the amount of labor we've put into the house.

We have spent as much time outside as we can on the warm days that we've had. And I'm working on planning field trips this month to Deanna Rose Farmstead, the Topeka Zoo, Prairie Park Nature Center - and who knows where else! We got to take a small getaway over the last weekend to Branson (I will post some wonderful swimming pictures tomorrow that my mom took of us there!), which was MUCH needed. We've got high school students graduating, college students graduating (family and friends in both!), my sister-in-law being induced tomorrow morning, and all kinds of stuff going on in the month of May! Looking forward to it!

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