OK today was about as packed as the come. But I think you’ll enjoy the read.
Hendrick and I woke up early because he had an 8:30 am soccer game. He was very excited to play after not feeling all well. The played incredibly well today losing by only one point. They should have won with 6 shots on goal in the last 10 minutes but every shot went wide very time.
After the game we went home and quickly mowed the lawn. Right as we finished Clark Draper called and asked if I was ready to go spray Elgin Fleshman’s weeds. Hendrick accompanied me and was very glad he did because he was able to ride the 4-Wheeler with Clark.
After spraying the weeds we went home for a quick bite to eat. Then grabbed Devon and Christian to return to Elgin’s do tear down some plastic sheeting in his barn in preparation to install a new roof. It was a MESSY job but the kids did a great job working. Other kids and adults from our Church ward came over and helped as well. With everyone helping we got a lot done in about an hour.
When we came home Cynsha and Ke’ilani were sunning themselves in the front yard. I visited with them for a short while. Cynsha stuck her feet in my face so I playfully popped her toes. Ke’ilani quickly stuck her feet in my face for her turn. Gluttons for pain I guess.
I loaded the kids in the truck to go to the store get fertilizer and other home related items that accompany spring home chores. They enjoyed looking at the baby chicks at Zamzow’s
While we were at the store Devon started working on the chicken coop re-designing and building new components. He also cleaned the coop as it was really due for a spring cleaning.
Upon returning from the stores I joined him as it was getting close to dinner time. He mentioned that he had seen a mouse run under one of the tires. I told him that meant there were probably more. I didn’t realize how many more.
When I moved the first tire a couple of mice scoured out. But when I moved second tire mice were everywhere. About 20 mice scrambled for a new hiding place. The chickens killed a few. The mice that fled out of the coop were captured and eaten by our dog Jet. (Good Dog!) Christian ran in the house to get his Air soft Gun. Hearing the news Zayne grabbed his gun as well. They then went on a mouse hunting spree as Devon and I chased the mice out of corners and moved items the mice were hiding under. The kids had a great time shooting the mice! Devon and I even stepped on a few. They went through a lot of BB’s. I’m sure this will be a day they will remember and recount when they are older.
Christian and Zayne were very proud of their hunting success and anxious share all the gory details of blasting mice to mom. She was NOT interested in hearing the story wanting to only be assured the mice were gone.
After dinner, Judie left for an evening with a bunch of her lady friends. They gathered at Cara Lee’s to watch “New Moon”. She enjoyed a great evening while I put the kids to bed then watched a NetFlix video – a great way to end a very full and rewarding day.