Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Easter Part Two

What a beautiful day Sunday was.  I love Easter service with all the music and flowers and smiling faces.  We have an egg hunt during 
Sunday School hour.  The boys had a great time.

What a handsome family.  easeas

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Part One

 We usually celebrate our family Easter on Saturday to accommodate other schedules.
Carrie drew bunny footprints
 up to the front porch.  Unfortunately it rained a couple hours later and washed it all away.
 We had our egg hunt.  I was so intent on following the boys around, I didn't get many pictures.  The adults are always very competitive in finding their eggs and baskets.
From the way these guys got into finding all their eggs and then helping find the rest of the adult eggs, I might need to set them against the adults next year.  This guy found our "prize egg" which I always hide in a difficult place.  His parents unselfishly agreed to hold onto the Starbucks gift card which was this year's prize.
 Then we opened the baskets or hats this year.

 We then colored eggs.
I am so glad that all my kids still enjoy doing these activities.

Friday, April 18, 2014


So many choices, do I use my fork, my spoon, my left hand, my right hand?

How about all of the above!

Thursday, April 17, 2014


I made the mistake of holding Trevin upside down. Then Kaiden wanted me to hold him the same way. Then Trevin wanted again. Over and over, again Gram, again.

I wore out before they did, but hearing them giggle was well worth it.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring Walk

The first weekend of spring was cold and spitting snow. The boys wanted to go for a walk. So we bundled up to walk around the block.

They were so excited, Kaiden wanted to walk in the snow.  It had been so warm that the snow wasn't sticking.
They didn't have gloves with them, so I put some of mine on them, they weren't too bad on Kaiden, but they were so funny on Trevin.

They ran ahead of us and would stop and wait for us to catch up.
Finally, at the end of the block on the north side of a fence we found snow.  There was just enough to have a quick snowball fight.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mr. Clean

If they would only continue to like to clean!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Leprechauns and Green Eggs and Cheese

Kaiden got a calendar for Christmas and he is pretty good about following the days.  We were talking about the special days in March and I tried to explain St. Patrick Day to him telling him about the leprechaun's pot of gold and that you need to wear green so no one would pinch you.  He looked at me like I was making up stories.  A few days later he told me that tomorrow was Leprechaun Day (it wasn't).  He told me he could read his calendar and there was writing on the next day so it had to be Leprechaun Day.  I realized the writing would be Ash Wednesday so I tried to explain that one to him also.  He looked at me like I was making up more stories.

One of the special days in March that isn't on my calendar was Dr. Spock's birthday.  Kaiden and I are big fans of Dr. Spock, so he was very excited about having Green Eggs and Ham at school that day.  I wonder why Green Eggs and Ham is easier to understand than St. Patrick's Day and Ash Wednesday?

Trevin is a little bit of a ham - he loves to say cheese when you get the camera out!