Spring Break! Much to my own disappointment (let alone that of the kids) Sam couldn't take the time off to go anywhere for Spring Break and as it turned out we were swamped with orders for drying racks so I was working a lot too. However, we did take a few breaks from the daily grind to have some fun with the kids.
I have also been determined to get all the outside projects done ASAP so I put the kids to work one day. They painted the trellis that we put under the deck (to keep the dog from digging under there anymore) for a good couple of hours before they ran out of steam. I spent most of the day on my stomach under the deck putting down new weed barrier the respreading the gravel over it (not fun. Not fun at all) while Sam cut the trellis and installed it (after we had finished painting it for the kids).
Easter morning - checking out the buckets and new gifts from Mom and Dad. Kaitlyn got new roller blades (she picked them out herself weeks ago), a glow in the dark soccer ball and a set of Ever After High dolls. Tyler got the glow in the dark football he had been hoping for, a new camera, and a torpedo toy for the pool.The kids were up VERY early (like almost before the Easter Bunny!) Good thing Kaitlyn was good enough to keep her brother occupied and away from the windows until the bunny had finished hiding the eggs. They had to wait for the sun to come up before we let them go outside to hunt for eggs.