Sunday, April 07, 2013

Spring is coming!

Spring is finally starting to show it's face here.  It's been a long winter and it's been great to have a few days that were warm enough to play outside.  Friday, I told the kids that if they finished all their schoolwork, they could go outside.  They were very motivated to get it done quickly.

 Zoey is a maniac on her skates.  For real.  Keep your distance or get run over.  Just sayin...

 Kate make a heroic effort in spite of skating not being her thing.

 A rare shot of Jordan without his tongue hanging out in concentration.

 Jake in his speed racer stance.

 "Girl!  You got like three feet of air that time!"  
She doesn't let a prosthetic leg keep her down.

Eventually some got tired....and some got tired of falling, so they all adjourned to the back yard to play in the sun.  It felt sooooo good. 

 Their cashe of naked barbie dolls.  Why are they always naked?  They have 40 million outfits and shoes that I step on with my bare feet.  Gah!

 They played for quite awhile and I sat nearby enjoying the sounds of their little voices.  I was reading and not paying close attention to what they were doing, when I suddenly noticed loud laughing.  You would think this would be a good sign but it's usually a sign that they are getting into mischief.
And they were.
They had a big plastic horse tied with yarn and were dangling it over the side of the deck railing.  Several kids were down below chucking barbie dolls at the horse while the child dangling it yelled,
Pinata!  Pinata!"  I was going to stop them but they were having so much fun.
Eventually the yarn broke--how predictable--and sadly, the horse broke a leg.  We will have to put him down, I suppose.
Or just glue him back together like pretty much every other item in our house.


Sharon said...

Love the pictures!!! The first nice days of spring are so fun! I can't believe all that Zoey is able to do! When Jack saw the pictures, he said, "I could tell that girl had an incredible spirit and nothing was going to get her down!" I love seeing them all so happy!

Kimberlie said...

Meili never keeps clothes on her Barbie either! For that matter, her baby doll was perpetually naked until I finally insisted that BeiBei had to wear clothes. I don't get it. I am pretty sure I always made sure that my Babie had clothes on when I was a girl. ;)

sara said...

duct tape....fixes everything!

love the pictures!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Never a dull moment. Great pictures. This is suppose to be a very rainy week with it ending in snow by Friday. Come on SPRING! We all have cabin fever.