Spring has sprung!!

With our spring break in full swing, we’ve been taking full advantage of this outrageously beautiful weather we’re experiencing.

We played outside and cleaned out cars yesterday, and ended with a long walk around the neighborhood.  Bikes were ridden.  Dogs were walked.  Wagons were pulled.  Deep breaths were inhaled.  Smiles were smiled. 

Today was just as great, if not better.  (The only thing missing was Daddy, but we’ll see him later in the week.  yea!)

The girls decided that we should look for a place to eat outside for lunch somewhere.  I thought long and hard about a place that offered such a thing.  (I miss you A&W drive in, Teeny-Tiny Town, Ohio!!)

 We ended up at Qdoba.  Y to the U to the M!!!  The eating outside part only lasted for about 3.2 minutes, though.  It was quite breezy where we were seated, and the sun couldn’t reach us under the awning.   Inside we went, and devoured our burritos and nachos.  *burp*

Afterwards, we headed to the park.  Much fun was had.  Much energy was expended.  (Much sleep tonight?  We’ll see.)

 

Whee!            Ahhhh!!!

 

 

When we arrived home, we donned our planting gear, and did some landscaping.  (Read: Noelle and Kae got out their new gardening utensils, and helped me by playing in the dirt for 2 seconds, then rode bikes with the neighbor kids, stopping occasionally to see how I was doing. )

 

I\'m ready, Mom!

 

While we I was busy tidying up my flower beds with my rake, I nudged something in a pile of leaves.  It felt like an animal.  I promptly threw my rake, and screamed like a banshee. 

*In hindsight, it might have been more productive to hold on to my rake to maybe use as protection, but I guess I wasn’t thinking straight at the time.*

As I more closely inspected the animal hopping around, I noticed that it was a bunny.  A BABY bunny.  As in so tiny that its eyes were still closed. 

Aw.  Poor little thing!

I carefully picked up the confused, far-away-from-its-nest-baby-bunny with my gloved hand, and placed it in the nest (that WAS the huge pile of leaves….duh, Mandy!) with its brothers and sisters.   I gathered up the leaves, fur, and other nesting material and snuggled it back down around the shivering babies.  I checked to make sure I hadn’t hurt any of them – I don’t think I did – and gathered up the girls to show them the sweet sight.  They were so excited and adorable about it.  We talked about not touching the nest, and about how the mommy wouldn’t want to come back and take care of them if we bothered the nest too much.  (again – way to go, Mandy!)  It was neat.

It\'s a bunny family!

 

THEN, on our way back to the front of the house, we noticed a duck sitting under a bush!  The girls began to go right up to her, but after witnessing what we had just witnessed, I knew better.  I told them to stay away, knowing full well that she was protecting a nest. 

 

Yep.  She was!

 

Stay BACK!

 

We got to be excited all over again.

duck nest

Spring, my friends ~ She has sprung. 

 

pansies

 

I couldn’t be happier.  🙂

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  1. Yay for Spring! It has been beautiful around here…well, up until today 😉

    I’m looking forward to getting my garden built and set up. Landscaping willl have to wait until next year. Considering we currently have none, it would be better this year…but I’d rather have a garden to save money with by growing the few bits of veggies we eat around here 😀

  2. Wow, what a nature-filled wonder!
    Ducks and bunnies, it’s still Easter season!
    Your flowers are lovely and I’m glad you’re able to play outside with glee again.
    Don’t hate me, but we’re getting our pool keys tomorrow. Yes, swimming here already. hoo hoo hee hee 😛

  3. I have NO idea what to do to keep up our garden–I’ve never gardened in my life and this is our first house. I’m loving the weather, but am EEP! very nervous about the gardening responsibilities.


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