Wednesday, May 13, 2009

April Showers

I have a new interpretation of April Showers bring May Flowers. We have been flooded with April activities; Easter, Earth Day, Church Musical, Talent Show, Acting Class Performance, Piano Recital. Now May is here and I can stop and smell the roses, literally and figuratively. We only have two after-school activities, Tennis and Piano.

Easter Sunday, I had to coordinate all clothing around Layla's "pageant" dress, hard to do for Springtime. We went to Granny Baker's, but it was raining so the little kids hunted eggs inside. It was nice to visit with everyone.

I was driving across Lakefront Drive to get Layla from gymnastics and had to stop and take this picture. Yes, I was late picking her up, but I think it was worth it. It was so beautiful. The Nuclear Plant is in the background.

The following photos are of my littlest man, Nash Taylor. His comic, curious, and mischievous personality is shining bright.

Harrison brings home a new picture of a Superhero he has created EVERY day from school. This was his creation on Earth Day.

As most of you know, Harrison loves to act, sing, and perform. He has been very busy this Spring. He played one of the Josephs in the Church Choir Musical "Joseph: From the Pit to the Palace".

He also sang a song from "The King and I" in Sequoyah's Talent Show.

He also finished up his Acting Class with a small performance. He did a monologue as Mr. Toad.

We were waiting for Harrison to finish an Acting class and I took some photos of Nash, Layla and Dylan by the U of O fountain.

Amos took Layla and Harrison to a play "Lost in Yonkers"
at the U of O in Clarksville, it was late when it ended. Do you think they were tired?

We had a couple of celebrations at school. Sequoyah celebrated its 40th birthday, so all classes had a party. This is Layla with her teacher, Mrs. Ellis and a few girlfriends.

The 3rd grade class celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a party and they decorated Sombreros. This is Harrison and his friend, Kyle.

We are still trying to get our house ready to sell. Amos and I have been landscaping, packing, and washing. While we were planting some plants we dug up some worms, and the kids had so much fun with them. YUCK! Dylan Paige has always loved all living creatures, any kind; furry, slimy, big or small she does not discriminate. I was raking the flower bed and Dylan wanted me to dig up a worm for her; I decline explaining that I don't have a shovel because I am not digging (also, I just didn't want to). So she starts looking on the ground for one and looks over her glasses at me and says, "God put me here to take care of the wormies", how can I argue with that? I don't think at 3 years old I knew what I wanted to do in 30 minutes much less what I would be doing as an adult, but I can guarantee Dylan will be doing something animal related (hopefully not a worm farmer).