Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Family fun

We spent most of this past week down at Grandma and Grandpa's house. Apparently I only used my camera on one day, but it was a fun one! We headed into town to play miniature golf, video games, and to drive the go-carts.

Uncle Aaron and Daddy each got a hole in one. The kids were actually big enough to drive by themselves on one course, and boy, did they have a blast. After that, we went on the bigger course: Lauren with me, Owen with Adam, and Uncle Aaron and Auntie Abi each in their own car. Seven or eight minutes in, I was hoping to see us waved in, signaling the end of the race. It was fun, but I was gripping the wheel so tight to make turns I was feeling the blisters come on. Lauren and I lapped them, woo hoo!

Ready, aim, fire!

Lauren driving

So excited to drive by themselves!

Buckle up for safety, buckle up!

'Round and 'round they went

Hours of playing Mario Kart has definitely paid off!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

There's something in my eye

My parents left a couple weeks ago for Italy. After they pulled out of the driveway, headed to the airport, Lauren put her head in her hands and started bawling. "I just love them so much I don't want them to go!" It's a good thing they didn't see her do that, or they just might have cancelled their trip! And it's a good thing it was a sunny day, because if I hadn't have had my sunglasses on, she'd have seen me crying, too!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Easter Sunday

Here's a few shots from our morning. Daddy was headed to work and we forgot to take pictures before church, so these are from afterwards.

The kids wanted to pose by the roses

Lauren and Mama, taken by Owen
(I didn't even plan for us to wear the same colors!)

Owen and Mama, taken by Lauren

While we were at church, the Easter Bunny stopped by and left us a message:

A messy toy room is the best place for an egg
hunt on a COLD windy day, wouldn't you agree?

After we changed into some play clothes, I let the kids eat their chocolate Easter crosses for lunch. Don't ask me why. Now we're all snuggled by the fire watching Tom and Jerry and playing with new toys from their Easter baskets. Bring on the rain!

Adam says I have to come clean with this story:
The kids got so much stuff in their (multiple) Christmas stockings that I snatched some of the unopened things to save for another time. I used some of them this morning in their Easter baskets. In particular were some little toy figures from the Bible, Noah for Owen and Mary for Lauren. I decided Easter was as good a time as any to bring them back out. When Owen saw Noah, he handed the box to me and said, "Can you open this now since you didn't open it for me the last time you gave it to me?"

Obviously NOT the reason for the season

But cute none the less. Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Another tea party

My beautiful girlie

The princess gang

Walking the runway:

Kindergarten friends enjoying the tea party

Friday, April 02, 2010

No prompting needed

The kids and I each ate half an avocado, without any discussion of where they came from. About three minutes later, Owen asked me, "Mama, when are we going to Great Grandma's again?" He gets it!

Taking his Mustang out for a spin

Quite a sight on the freeway yesterday afternoon!

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