Saturday, April 26, 2008

It's Spring!!!

It's Spring. The Geaschel family has been having fun!! The first pictures are taken in our yard, they include: garden planning by Britta and Anna; playing on the swings; bird eggs; and some of our flowers.

Twice we have gone for walks at a forest preserve near our house. We all enjoy being outside enjoying God's creation.

Britta, Anna and Eva rescued 3 baby bunnies this spring. They fed them every 4 hours, around the clock, even setting their alarms to feed them in the middle of the night. The bunnies survived for 4 days. The girls felt sad when they died, but were thankful that they could at least help them to live 4 days longer than they would have in the freezing cold with out their mom.

Another day this spring, we went back to the Beatty Farm. We moved some of their wood that was in their way, and we brought it home to use in our wood burner. We all benefitted from the deal. Of course the children had fun going and playing. They got to help feed goats, and exercise the baby ones. They also got to see the "daddy horse" that was being rented at the time.

A couple more pictures of happy spring days :o)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Liberty Day 2008

The Fiddlers Three

On Saturday we went to the 10th annual Liberty Day. We enjoyed listening to Dr. Marshall Foster speak about history. We also heard the Caswell kids sing, and the Fiddlers Three play.
Other highlights of the day were for the kids to meet their pen pals, Aelsa, Elliot and Robin Butler.
The boys got to learn how to march and shoot, WWII style.
The girls got a taste of the "Virginia Reel".
We had a great day, even though the youngest few could have used naps.

Britta and Aelsa

Armin, Elliot and Robin

Look Closely and you'll see Armin, off to defend his country

On Sunday morning, we were able to listen to Marshall Foster once more, as well as the Fiddler's Three. They all attended Christ's Church, and we had a great time after dinner singing, clapping, and many joined in playing along with the Fiddlers Three.

April Fools Day Dinner

April Fools day preparation.
Britta and I made a "cake with frosting".
We also made "chicken tacos" with toppings, and "berry soda".
We worked while Armin, Anna, and Eva were at Gramps and Coco's,
Bill was at work, and the youngest 4 were down for naps.

The finished cake

"Berry soda"

"Taco toppings"

Eva just realized that the "cheese" and the "lettuce" both tasted like apples.
Armin also realized that the "coated chicken" was actually ice cream.

Bill found out that the "berry soda", was jello.

Jena is loving the "sour cream" a.k.a. cool whip.

Elaina eating her "cake" it's really meatloaf with mashed potato frosting.

Armin had to add his humor to the day. "Mom" I need a band-aid!!" "I got staples in my finger!!"