The life and times of the Redding family.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Spring is here on Redding Mountain

This is my favorite time of year! I love to see the trees start to green out, the redbud bloom and the dogwoods come alive. I love to plant herbs and to see returning ones. James and Esther helped me plant cilantro yesterday. Daniel tilled up my bed for some more herbs. We've had collards and onions out of our little mini garden (flower beds). They tasted wonderful! I love watching my children run around the yard and make up all kinds of games with time to play them. I love seeing pawpaw on his tractor working in the yard and mawmaw out feeding the birds and trimming trees. I love smelling the great outdoors and feeling the breeze blow in my windows. I do not have my clothes line back up yet. I will really like my sheets air dried.

We've watched the birds investigate our bird house (built by Papa Jim). I'm hoping they approved. Yesterday while mowing we uncovered an intricate tunnel complete with voles and one a nursing mom with 3 babies attached running around. This was especially exciting since John Mark had just started studying voles the day before. We also saw a bat the same night Hannah started studying bats. James is studying ants and having a great time with that. There are always plenty of ants around to look at. Sarah is studying about snow animals. We haven't seen any of those yet. We have seen lots of birds, squirrels, chipmunks, voles, rabbits, deer, etc.

Joseph had his surgery to remove his titanium rods this week and is doing great. The doctor let him keep the rods. They were much bigger than we expected. Two of them were purple and one gold. This doctor has been great the whole time.

Things have been a little crazy around here with Lawrence working out of town. Mawmaw and Pawpaw help out a lot with errands, trips to lessons, and keeping an extra eye on the kids when I have to be away. Sarah and John Mark had an all day music festival on Saturday and on Sunday Sarah had her first out of town youth symphony trip. Three bus loads of kids traveled a couple of hours away to perform for a wonderful audience in Bluefield, Virginia. This was an all day trip. I chaperoned the younger group. Our group was very quiet during the trip down and a little more active coming home. All of the groups gave great performances. It has been fun and a little frustrating finishing all the year end things. We have a few more performances and recitals and then we will be done with most of the music things for a while.

1 comment:

tootlepip said...

Sounds like you have been busy! I love it when the air is fresh and the sun comes out. We have the fresh air, but not much of the sun - hopefully in the next few days.