It has been very windy here the last few days!WindWho Has Seen the Wind?
By Christina Rossetti (last verse by Me!)

Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you:
But when the leaves hang trembling,
The wind is passing through.

Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I:
But when the trees bow down their heads,
The wind is passing by.

Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I:
But when young girls hair flies behind
The wind is passing by.


Megan soccer

Seven soccer games + 1 twisted and swollen ankle + 5 chapters read out loud traveling + 34 GIANT cookies shared + 1 first goal of the season + 4 wins + 3 losses + 5 sun(wind?) kissed faces  = one extremely busy soccer weekend!

More informations coming…once we have a chance to catch our breath!

Scavenger Hunt

We have been on the lookout for spring flowers.  We find most of them in the woods, but we found a few in our yard and a neighbor’s yard. Our goal was to discover and name as many different types of flowers that we could.

I did not take photographs of all the flowers we found. We have also discovered tulips, Narcissuss, assorted colored violets plus others we did not know the names of.

How many of these have you discovered this spring?

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Officially Spring

SnakeIt is officially spring around here.  Mark and Adrian were outside cleaning up the yard while the girls worked inside. Mark let us know that they found the first snake of the year in our back yard. Everyone went outside to see it, and then the boys tried to catch it.  It was a very aggressive garter snake, so they decided to leave it alone.


Audrey and MeganA long time ago, I had a big brother who was allowed to ride his bike to many places I was not allowed to ride to.  Occasionally, he let me ride on the cross bar and we would go to Sam and Ellies, a candy store to far away for me to go to by myself.  I would have $.25 to buy treats with.  I could spend $.15 on candy, and $.10 on pretzel rods or other treats.  Often we would bring home an ice cube chocolate for Momma, one of her favorite candies.

Sometimes, Joe would even take me to Burger Chef and treat me to something special.Bike  Fries and tarter sauce are still one of my favorite treats, though I am not sure if that is Joe’s fault or Mom’s.

Today was a beautiful day for riding bikes.  I let the girls ride up and down the road for awhile.  Then we put Megan on the crossbars, just to see if she would enjoy it.  Of course, she thought it was wonderful.

When Mark got home from science class, Audrey persuaded him to take her for a spin. They did not go very far, but they had a lot of fun. I sort of wish that there was a nearby store that they could ride to and enjoy their own sibling dates.