Back to School… Already

I had been looking forward to Spring Break ever since Winter Break ended. What I thought would never come not only came, but is now over. Tomorrow, the kids and I must head back to school.

I can’t help but¬†feel that we were jipped a few days. Spring Break is traditionally Monday through Friday, making for nine days off including the weekends. For some¬†unknown reason, our Spring Break was Thursday through Tuesday. It was not sandwiched by¬†weekends. It was not nine days long.

Regardless, it was enjoyed. It was nice to have some time to goof off, sleep in and wreak havoc on our poor little unsuspecting town. As wild and crazy as my kids are, I enjoy hanging out with them. We squeezed in a lot of fun activities over the break.   

Coloring Easter eggs was a great way to start off our mini vacation.   

We woke up Friday to a snow storm. Luckily it didn’t stick around too long.¬†

Roller skating is always on the list of things to do when we have time.

Saturday morning we headed down to Paris Gibson Park for the city Easter Egg Hunt. It was originally cancelled because¬†it had lost¬†its Sponsor, but an incredible company stepped up to keep it going. The kids had a blast. Remember how Nathan is usually the one who¬†doesn’t win anything? Well, the lucky little duckling waddled away with a new beach towel. He was feeling pretty special.

The kids were pretty wound up from the egg hunt, so we headed over to an indoor play land to let them run off a little energy.

It was such a beautiful day, we couldn’t resist going for a drive. We ended up out at the Benton Lake National Wildlife Refuge and saw an amazing variety of birds and wildlife.

Easter morning started with another egg hunt for the kids. They ate candy for breakfast and then spent a crazy amount of time blowing bubbles all over each other.

We spent the afternoon with friends and the kids had another egg hunt. It turned out to be a beautiful day. 

And of course, yesterday we brought Flash home. He seems to be settling in nicely and was pretty excited about his breakfast this morning.

Like all days off usually do, our Spring Break went by way too fast. It was a good way to recharge a little bit and now we are ready to head back to school and make that final push for June 3rd.¬†Then on to summer vacation. Only 27 school days to go…