Spring seems to arrived but is not sure it will stay – at least not yet.  It was warm early in the week and then cooled off.  Friday the first day of spring was cloudy and rainy here – but today is beautiful!

We can tell that spring has arrived due to the fact that the snow is gone and I am ready to run again!  However with a knee injury, I will be side lined for at least a week while I recover.

The other way we know it is spring  – the Ayers annual Spring Egg Hunt!  A wise woman told me years ago that when her kids were small, she did an egg hunt on the first day of spring rather than at Easter time.  What a blessing this has been to our family and the kids look forward to it every year – including my 17 year old!

The frist two to find all their eggs!

The first two to find all their eggs

Gary hid the eggs this year and the kids had trouble finding them.  This year each child had 9 eggs to find, each filled with candy or other small useful things like headbands for the girls!  They love looking for them, but need to work on their observation skills – Gary did a good job hiding the eggs this year!

The girls with their new headbands hidden in their eggs!

The girls with their new headbands hidden in their eggs!

Giovanna’s birthday was on Thursday and she got a giant bubble wand.  Today was the day to try it out.  The kids had fun with it – even the dog joined in on the fun.

Enjoying the spring weather!

Enjoying the spring weather!

The dog had fun trying to “catch” the bubbles – she was chasing them all over the drive way!

Even the dog had jumped into the fray!

Even the dog had jumped into the fray!

All in all it was a great way to welcome Spring!

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