Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I had to get a picture of Ryan in his cute St. Patrick's Day shirt. It says, "i rish i was irish." He wasn't really into getting his picture taken, surprise, surprise.

yard work

We have had really nice weather on and off lately so we have been trying to get some things done in the yard. We started off by moving a sprinkler head so we can put in our planter boxes. This is a picture of Ryan helping to dig the ditch to move the sprinkler head. While doing so we found....
a really long worm.
Then we used the mini as a truck and got some wood.
We (Benson) made some vegetable beds. He let me help so that I felt important too.
The soil is so bad here. A few inches down and it is actually really hard clay.
Then we put in some crushed rock so that we didn't have to trek through mud all the time. Jer and Ry were in heaven.
The almost finished project.
Benson also made that gate in the background. It used to just be a solid fence there which was lame.

Benson turns 31

When the kids got home from school we decided to go for a walk. It was a really nice day and we didn't just want to sit around the house. We especially didn't want to because it was Benson's birthday. So we went to Lewisville River and went for a walk and of course took some pictures along the way.

When we got home we had dinner, opened presents, and I tried to get a picture of Benson with the kids. You can see how well that went.
After all of that it was time for cake and ice cream. The kids wanted to put on 31 candles.
I love Jeremy's reaction to all of the smoke from the candles. You can tell you are getting old when you can create this kind of smoke from your candles.
We had a fun day. I love spending time with Benson and as a family.

Silver Falls

Back in the middle of February Brooklyn and Jeremy didn't have school and Benson didn't have work. So we decided we needed to take advantage and do something fun. So we went to Silver Falls. We had a fun time. We brought a pack for Ryan but he pretty much walked the whole time. That kid is a real trooper.

Ry and Brooklyn
One of the amazing waterfalls.

Looking over the bridge watching the water flow toward the fall.He just keeps on truckin'.
We had a great time and were very happy we took advantage of the beautiful day and time together.