Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring Break 2012

This year the girls and I started Spring Break with a trip to Kansas.  We headed out as soon as Hadley got out of school on Friday.  My Aunt Krista and family had been in Kansas that whole week and we wanted to get to town to see them before they headed back to Minnesota.  The girls put Lady to work reading as soon as we walked in the door.
Eryn and Ethan were at Mom's when we got there.  The girls were very excited to see Ethan and we headed out to ride bikes.

There is something about this picture that I just love!

Ethan was the only one that could get the kettle car to go.  Reminded me of another little boy named Alex (I have a picture of Alex that this reminded me of but I can't seem to find it).
On Saturday my Aunt Krista and family and Granny and Grandpa came to spend the day with us.  We had a great time.  The highlight of Hadley's day was playing football with Uncle Tim, Cole and Cade.  She had to call daddy that night just to tell him that she had played football.  Both girls loved playing outside and at the park with Claire.  They even talked Aunt Krista into reading them a book.

Jillian and Claire reading.
On Sunday we visited Lady's school library and played on the playground.  I am so glad we spent 3 days outside because on Monday the rain started and didn't end until Friday.
After the playground it was time for a little rest.  We decided a show on the kindle would be fun.
On Monday we were able to go out to Audra's to celebrate Caroline's 2nd birthday.  It was great to be with my friends and get all of our kiddos together.  We have 7 now and baby boy in July will make 8.
Jillian was all smiles with her friends.
Callum didn't know what to think of all the loud girls :)
Norah Kate
Barret decided he didn't want me to take his picture and would close his eyes.
I missed getting a picture of Lydia.  Here is Caroline the birthday girl.
We decided it had been a long time since we took a group picture.  Here are some shots from our attempt at getting 7 kids to sit still.
Hadley 4, Lydia 4, Jillian 2, Caroline 2, Callum 17 months, Barrett 4 and Norah Kate 4.
We added baby boy in as well.
Next up was present opening.  Caroline had lots of helpers.
On Tuesday we spent the morning at Mom's and then headed back home.  We were all ready to see Mike!  Mike got home a little early one day over Spring Break and we continued to work on packing boxes.  This is what we looked up and saw.
I think this was the girls' idea of packing their comfy stuff.  It kept them busy and we got some packing done.  It was a great Spring Break and I spent the last weekend of it on a girls' trip.  I will post more on that later.

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