Sunday, April 20, 2014

Weekly Whispering Update

I am trying to get back into blogging simply for the journaling aspect.  So I'm going to be doing a weekly update from here on out.  Who knows, if I get ambitious, I may post more than once a week.  :)

 This week:
*Rain, Rain, Rain!  I have never seen so much rain!  Monday night we had a massive thunderstorm that washed out our sod in front.  It also washed away some of my new flower bed and totally wrecked our neighbor's yard (as all the water from our street funnels down their lot.)  We are working on better water direction but until then we will cross our fingers that nothing else washes away.
*This week was Spring Break for Jane so on Tuesday I took the kids up to Raleigh to a couple of museums.  First we went to the museum of Natural Sciences.  It was a HUGE place full of all sorts of interesting exhibits and the best part was that it was free! :)  Gotta love that!  Then we headed over to the Marble's Kids' Museum.  It was a lot like the Discovery Gateway Museum in Utah and the kids LOVED it!!!  I got tired just watching them play!  We hit up Costco while we were in town and by the time we left, it was a complete downpour!  I tried to put our groceries in the car and in the 2 mins it took me to do that, I was soaked to the bone!!  And the heavy rain continued almost the whole way home.  Talk about white knuckles!!  
*The kids spent most of the rest of the week playing with friends and hanging around here.  it was too chilly to do much outside and too soggy too.
*All the seeds in my veggie grow boxes have sprouted!  I am so excited to see them all showing their tiny green heads and hope that means we will have a bountiful harvest this year!
*Last week I managed to get a Crepe Myrtle tree for $10!!!!  This week, it started getting leaves!  It's now securely planted in front by our fence and I can't wait to see it bloom!
*Friday was kind of a rough day for Mr. Grant.  He plays hard and he wrecks hard.  He fell off a scooter  and skinned his elbow.  Then he fell of some playground rings at the neighbor's house trying to do a flip and got a bloody lip and a bloody nose.  Later that night, he and his buddy were jumping on our trampoline and the two big-noggin boys bumped heads hard and both were in tears.  Luckily through all this there was no concussions or stitches or broken bones, but you can bet he slept well that night!
*Saturday night we went over to a neighbor's house and had a little egg hunt for the kids inside (since it was again raining) and then had a BBQ and let the kids play.  It was a lot of fun!  We are so grateful that we have such awesome neighbors...and there are more to come :)
*And finally today was Easter.  The kids planted their "Magic Jellybeans" last night and found flower suckers had grown this morning.  They found their baskets and feasted!  Church, needless to say, was a bit of a zoo.  :)  

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