Sunday, April 25, 2010

April Showers bring May Flowers

Well, actually April hasn't brought many showers so there may not be many May flowers.  Yesterday was a stormy rainy day and we did absolutely nothing except sit and watch TV.  It was nice but by the end of the day, I was tired of doing nothing.  The picture above was the top of the storms that hit last night.  It was a pretty sight to see the sunlight over the top of the clouds.

April has been a busy month.  Faith participated in her second Lads to Leaders/Leaderette Convention at the Opryland Hotel.  We had a lot of fun.  This year we got to stay at the hotel.  Faith participated in puppets, oral Bible reading, Songs of Praise and Bible Bowl.  She did so awesome at the Songs of Praise.  She led a very hard song, Shine, Jesus, Shine but unfortunately didn't get to be a finalist.  The only downside to the weekend was that Kevin threw his back out just a few days before and he hurt every time he moved.  He had pain medicine and muscles relaxers but they put him to sleep so if he wasn't in pain, he was asleep in the hotel room.  I had just had surgery the Friday before.  I was recovered pretty well but I would get tired easy.  So by the end of the weekend I was COMPLETELY EXHAUSTED.  It took a whole week for me to feel like myself again.

John Derrick, the goofy little boy he is, spent the third weekend in a row with his grandmommy and granddaddy.  He was happy to go but I could tell that he really wanted me instead.  Next year, we might let him participate in Lads to Leaders.  Who knows??

Easter Sunday was a beautiful day.  The kids and I spent the afternoon at Grandmommy and Granddaddy's (Kevin stayed home and rested with his bad back).  Marty and Penny were there with their kids and we had a yummy dinner and then the kids had an Easter egg hunt in the backyard.  My mom thought she was being smart and she had enough eggs to let the kids find the same amount of eggs.  Well, my daddy, Marty and I hid the eggs and of course we couldn't remember we hid them all so there are six or seven eggs still hidden in their backyard.

The kids had fun though and then they got to empty all their candy at the end.

After the cold winter that we had all this warm weather had been so nice.  John Derrick has finally been able to get outside and really ride his "motorcycle"  I actually thought he might get bored riding it around our small backyard but he hasn't.  He just goes in circles and stops to get gas every once in a while.

Faith decided to get in on the fun also.  She figured out how to tie the wagon on the back of the four wheeler and John Derrick loves to pull her around the yard.

Yes, April has been a nice month.  It has been nice weather till now and this week it has been cool and rainy.  Today has been the strangest weather.  One minute it is pouring rain and hailing then the next minute it is sunny.   But, it has still been nice.

Just one more month till school is for the summer and we are going to have a good summer this year!!