Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

What a great day to celebrate the risen Savior! We had an awesome service at church and hope you did too.

Since we went to the late service, we had some time in the morning to look at the new Easter toys! The kids got few presents in their baskets - Play-Doh, sidewalk chalk, a little candy, a CD of Bible songs, and some window clings (Meredith loves those things):

But they also got a big present: a kitchen for their playroom! (Normally I would not get them such a big Easter present, but it was an awesome deal! Also, excuse the pantsless boy - he prefers not to wear pants to bed.)

We have one Easter tradition that we managed to do this season: Resurrection Eggs.  These are Easter eggs that have an item and a verse of the Easter story in each egg, starting 12 days before Easter. We made our own set. The kids loved them this year. I don't have a picture, but still wanted it jotted down for memory.

We took a few quick pictures before church today and this is the best we could do given the time we had:



We also had Grandmother, Paw Paw and Kacki over for a nice Easter lunch. What a great day we had!

Monday, March 25, 2013

2013 FOG Egg Hunt

Our Sunday School, FOG (Families on the Grow) holds an annual Easter egg hunt.  It’s one of the best activities for the kids because, well, of course there are the eggs with candy, and also a potluck afterward – so basically there’s a lot of good food!  I think there were maybe 20 families there this year (although I’m not good at guessing those types of things). 


We always do the egg hunt right when the event begins, because the eggs are already laid out and it’s a little hard to keep the kids away!  The under 2s hunted in the front yard while the 2-5 year olds hunted in the back yard. 

I hung out with Meredith in the front yard.  She had a clear advantage as most of the other kids in the front were crawlers or new walkers, but I thought she would get run over in the back yard so I still think the younger hunt was a good thing for her – although I had to stop her after several minutes so she wouldn’t take all the eggs!

Jason went with Russell in the back yard.  Both of our kids loved the Easter egg hunt and did a great job (not that they were really hidden – just laying in the grass : ))




Our friends Harrison and Jacob were with us in the front yard.




Sitting behind their loot! (This is the best I could get of the 2 of them – they were so ready to eat their candy.)


Jason doled out the candy = happy kids!


While waiting for dinner, Meredith, Russell, and Lily swung on the porch swing.  He is totally hamming it up for the camera and the girls obviously think he’s crazy – this photo makes me laugh!


For us, the rest of the party was a bit exhausting.  Meredith was tired and cranky and Russell was okay for the most part but had to go to time-out twice – oh well, that’s the reality of doing anything with 2 kids!  (Bring on the 3rd, right?! : ))

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Our Little Basketballers


I only took a couple pictures at Paw Paw and Kacki’s house this weekend.  Both kids enjoyed the basketball goal.



And one from the park:


We had a great weekend, despite the lack of pictures to prove it! ; )

Monday, March 11, 2013


Some phone photos from the past few days:

We are still doing homeschool around here – at least for now.  On Thursday we learned a lot about different kinds of bugs.  The kids loved this bug sensory bin.


We go to an Asian grocery store around here that has fresh, cheap produce.  The kids’ favorite part: this carousel ride that only costs a quarter!


This girl loves sidewalk chalk!


We had an awesome weekend with family!




Friday, March 8, 2013

A Conversation

Conversation between the kids today:
R: Hey baby!  What do you want for Christmas when it's Jesus' birthday?
M: I want chocolate milk.
R: Oh, okay!  I'll go get it.  But I have to get money first.
M: Oh, sure, sure, Russell.  Money will be fine.

I just love hearing their thoughts.  So cute. Smile

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Meredith’s first haircut

Almost 2, and she finally needed a trim!  Meredith still has very fine hair and not much in front, but she had a little baby mullet for long enough, so something needed to be done.  Miss Sue (a hairdresser from a friend’s recommendation) came to our house and gave her a few snips – and also a lollipop and a new hair clip!  She was shy at first but warmed up quickly.  Russell enjoyed having a new face around too (and it didn’t hurt that he also got a lollipop!)

Picking her new hair clip:


One final comb:


No more mullet!