Monday, April 27, 2009

Weekend Fun!

We tried to have some fun this weekend.....even though it was in the 90's.  On Friday evening we went to Burger King and ate and played on the playground and then came home to ride bikes on the driveway.  That was fun until the mosquitoes got so bad we had to go inside.  On Saturday we hit the soccer fields.  Eli had a game at 10 and Heath at 12 and we found some shade in between games to rest and cool off.  On Saturday evening we played in the was really cold at first but we warmed up to it and had fun.  On Sunday we went to church and then the boys had dress rehearsal for their musical on Friday night.  Look for pics from that sometime next week.  Hope everyone else had fun.....the kids did!

Eli riding his bike on the driveway!
Caroline trying to ride the scooter......she had me pull her all over the driveway.
Heath rides his bike and scooter in the rode.  He is really good about watching out for cars.

Chloe riding the tricycle.
Eli kicking a corner kick.
Heath right in the middle of it all!
Chloe and Caroline drinking was really hot!

Cooling off in the sprinkler in the backyard.

It was cold at first but it was fun!

Our First Nightgown!

We got a nightgown!  The girls had never slept in a nightgown before.....I am always worried about them getting cold so I had never bought them one......but Granny bought us one and we love it!  Caroline thinks it is her outfit for ballet and Chloe just enjoys playing princess.  Don't we look adorable all ready for bed!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Weekend 2009

We had a great Easter Weekend.  I don't have the pics in sequential order but I will tell you that on Saturday we went to church in the morning to hunt eggs, came home and did our Resurrection activities, and then had the Easter Bunny and church pics on Sunday. I wanted the kids to understand that Easter is not all about hunting eggs and easter bunnies so I read the a book about the real meaning of Easter (kids version).  We then went out and hunted eggs that had objects in them that went with the real meaning of Easter and explains to them in kid terms what each of the objects mean and how it relates to the Easter story (Resurrection eggs from the Christian Book store).  We then made Resurrection rolls (thanks Emily for the recipe) for dessert at dinner.  Here are the pics.

Reading:  The Meaning of Easter board book
Hunting for the Resurrection eggs.
Still hunting there were 12 of them to find.
Still looking!
Opening each egg to find out what was inside.  
Caroline opening the crescent rolls.
Chloe putting Jesus (marshmallow) in the oils(butter) and spices (cinn/sugar).

Heath and Eli putting the rolls into the "tomb".  We waited 3(10-12 min) days to see what would happen.
After the hunt at church....look at our baskets they wouldn't hold anymore!
Seeing what we got......we love candy!
Only pic I have of Heath at the hunt....he wanted to find the carrots so he could get a special surprise so he was off doing his own thing while Eli and the girls stuck close together looking for eggs!
Heath with his Easter bunny loot.  He had already gone through it all when I came in the kitchen after my bath so I don't have any idea what his reaction was when he came down the stairs.
Thank you Easter bunny I have been wanting pink glasses!
I love yellow and it is a Lightning McQueen car on top of that!!!
I can't wait until mommy gets the tags off I want to wear them now....upside down even!
Don't we look nice?
This is the kids favorite....they wanted me to take a pic of them making funny faces!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend!  We missed you Daddy!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Deal Seeking Toddlers!

I think I might be creating "little deal seekers".  I have been clipping coupons and shopping all the CVS and Walgreens specials to see if I can save us some money on groceries.  The girls got the paper last week after I was done with it and spent some time looking for deals of their own!  Maybe they will be experts at spotting all the good deals by the time they are moms.

Eli and his "hissies"!

Eli loves his "hissies".   I got this picture before church a week ago and I thought it was so cute!  I think they love him too!

Eli's School Easter Egg Hunt

Eli's Pre-k class plus a few siblings.
Eli and Chloe hunting eggs.
Eli and Christian waiting to hunt.
Chloe and Caroline found eggs in the chairs.
Eli finding eggs in his cubby.

Eli's school has a big Easter egg hunt every year.  This year it was raining (which it seems to be doing a lot) and so they had to hunt for eggs in their classrooms.  The children seemed to have a good time anyway.  I was very appreciative of the fact that they let siblings hunt eggs too.  Chloe and Caroline had a good time and loved being included.  You can see by the class picture that everyone seemed to have fun!

Outside Play

Heath doing what he does best......monkey around!
Caroline loves to spin around on the tire swing!
Heath and Chloe were playing catch!
Chloe playing "soccer ball"!
Eli loves to play with cars in the dirt!
Watch out women drivers!

We haven't been playing outside much lately because all it seems to want to do around here is rain!  I got these shots on the one good day we had last week.  The kids really enjoyed being outside and I hope that the weather starts cooperating so they can go out!