so here they are:
The grade 5/6 class went on a field trip to a local conservation area to learn more about habitats. Love this class. They are such fun, enthusiastic, and good listening kids! Above is Beans and her friend E recording their animal life finds in the water. Below is my little tag along and L, putting a leopard frog back into his habitat. These two were very enamored with the frogs.
April 26 was grandparents day at the girls' school. My parents went and had a wonderful morning with the girls and were able to see the morning performance of the school musical. Peach and Beans both had lead roles and share solos in one of the songs. I was blessed to watch the musical that night (the Engineer was flying home from Houston). It was wonderful!! For being a small school, the kids have a lot of talent! Grades Senior Kindergarten through grade 8 all participated whether it be with roles in the play itself, singing solos or singing in the choir. I loved watching the choir! Boys and girls from youngest to oldest sang their hearts out! It was such a gift to be a part of the audience!
Then on April 30, it was our GEMS awards night. Peach won the gold star. This the highest award given to a senior GEM (or counselor) that displays “gem-like” qualities/characteristics....is kind,
helpful, works on her own with badge work, takes an interest in others, takes
somewhat of a leadership role, helpful, humble, seeks to do good...this is not
only in “gem-time” but also in before and after, during outings . It's not even given out every year, so it is a real honour to receive this award.I know at home Peach displays these characteristics too. I know some days the girls wouldn't be on the bus on time if it weren't for their big sister!
The Engineer did a photo shoot of Bub. He's out grown (and apparently worn out) some more of his clothes and these were favorites. The jeans are so thin you can spit through them and the shirt was a Tee he bought in the Philippines last year. He's a bit of an activist, my boy. The shirt says, "Point the Guns Down." He was very sad to discover that his midriff peeks out.
Because the Littles adore being outside, I have spent several afternoon working in the gardens when time and weather has allowed. It has been a most beautiful spring. After abnormally warm temperatures in March, we dropped to below normal temperatures for most of April and what we've had of May too. It's made for lovely long lasting flowers and beautiful growing. This garden was a complete disaster. It hadn't been touched for several summers. I need to get an after photo yet, but I can say it's improved 100%! Obviously I have a helper. He's good at digging and finding (and eating, ugh)June bug larvae!
We've gone on several hikes to the back bush to enjoy the trilliums and other wildflowers like cranesbills that are beginning to make an appearance.
So there you have it, some catching up in photos. Lots more has gone on in the past few weeks, but this is all the photographed stuff :o).