- One Wednesday night at church we were discussing in the kid's class about how Jesus learned to be a carpenter from Joseph, and then at the end of the class each kid wrote down something they wanted to learn how to do to help out at home. Ansley Kate absolutely loves our chickens, ducks and turkeys, and she wrote that she wanted to learn how to catch the chickens when they get out of the pen and put them back, and a couple of days later she did just that. She was so proud of herself!
- The girls wearing some old dresses that my sisters and I use to wear when we were little. (Except the one Vada Belle has on, and a friend of mine actually picked up that vintage dress from our local thrift store). How adorable are they?
- Our calendar with our April activities
- Elsie and Amelia going on a ride
Elsie had kindergarten orientation at the beginning of the month, and when I took this picture she actually had no idea why we were really at the school. She has always said that she was going to be homeschooled, but I wanted her to go to kindergarten orientation just to see what it would be like. After we took this picture and walked down to the cafeteria, one of the kindergarten teachers looked at her and said, "Are you excited about kindergarten?" I think that is when she realized that we were there more than just to pick up Jackson and Ansley, and she gave me quite the glare. She went with the teachers with no problem, though, and after she finished we went outside to let her play on the playground for a few minutes until the end of school. Jackson's class was out there so she played with him for a bit, but it wasn't long before she was off running around with the second grade girls. She left saying she is so excited for kindergarten and can't wait to start to school. (Mommy sure isn't ready for her to go!)
The first Saturday in April means of course the opening day of trout season, which is a day that Ansley especially looks forward to. Eric went along with Papaw, Ansley and Jackson this year, because Elsie wanted to go, too, but we weren't sure how long her attention span would last while fishing. Unfortunately it was really cold that morning and the fish just weren't biting. They did catch a few that Eric threw in the smoker.
My niece, Abigail, was on her spring break one week this month, and we were so excited that her, Tiffany and Amelia were able to come hang out for several days. While they were up, Tiffany and my cousin Jennifer took Tiffany's girls and Elsie and Vada Belle to Grandfather Mountain one morning (and Jackson and Ansley weren't happy that they missed out while at school). We loved having them here to play with for a few days!
Hanging out at the house with the little girls swinging on their horse tire swing and blowing bubbles, and Elsie and her friend at her birthday party. On the way home from the party Elsie was talking up a storm and singing along to the radio, and then she got quite for not even a minute and when I asked her a question and she didn't respond, I looked into my rear view mirror to see her asleep with this mustache on that I didn't even know she had. Silly girl!
-Elsie snoozing with her Barbies and Elsie and Vada Belle with their new sun hats
- There is a story behind the picture of Vada Belle covering her bottom. We were down at the barn doing some things, and she came down there. She somehow lost her pants along the way and was walking around like this. I asked her if she needed to go use the bathroom and she said, "No." I then asked why she was covering her butt like that and she said, "Because! I don't want the chickens to see my butt!" We solved that problem by just putting her pants back on. She keeps us laughing for sure!