Saturday, April 30, 2011

Easter 2011- Sunday Edition

The rainy weather forced us indoors for Easter Sunday. No one complained-some of the quotes overheard from the kids were "What's that?" as we drove over puddles of water on the road and "God finally sent us rain!" as they watched in wonder at the downpour outside.

Wade missed the early pictures since he was napping.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter 2011- Saturday Edition

Saturday egg hunt: cold, low 50s, north wind, promise of rain in the air. 1000 eggs and approx. 15 kids= good odds that my kids will have a sugar high by the end of the day!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Early April

An unusually warm day the first weekend in April brought out the sprinkler and swimsuits.

Later that night, the mud fight began.

This picture shows a happy boy; however, a shot of mud to the face resulted in a long night of crying from the damage. A trip to urgent care the next morning revealed no permanent problems and we went home with antibiotic ointment.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fishing With Dad

(taken with a phone; resolution isn't good)

Lucas kept track of "sleeps" until the fishing day. It was hard for a 3 yr old to wait for "7 sleeps" to fish, but the day finally arrived!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Lilacs A'bloomin'

Our lilac bush has blessed us with abundant blooms this year...and with that comes the butterflies!

Mr. Handyman

Our evenings have been spent working on this project: assembling a playset for Lillian and Lucas. Why didn't we pay to have it assembled?? Well, the $600 price tag for assembly was more than 1/2 the cost of the whole thing so we opted for the traditional approach- dad puts it together. My job has mainly been organization and hardware location.
This is what we started with... X 10! There were so many pieces!

At the time I published this post, more was completed of it but this was the most recent picture. The main missing part is the the part with the 3 swings and the rock wall. Hopefully, a picture of the completed project with be coming soon! There are 36 steps to the assembly and we're on step 27. Some steps only require 1 piece; others require 25 + pieces. We're hoping the time spent on it now will payoff when we can shoo the kids outside to play and not return 10 minutes later saying "we're bored!"

Wish us luck!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Spring Break: Part 3

Finally getting around to this post! My sister, Heather, made a last visit to Oklahoma before moving to Houston. On Sunday, we all went to the Wichita Mtns. for the afternoon. It was warm and windy but we enjoyed the time together.

Lucas Learns How to Peel Carrots

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