Friday, April 24, 2009

Easter Morning

  Our kids know that the Easter is about Jesus and that the Easter Bunny is really Mom and Dad but we still enjoy the tradition of a “Easter Basket”.  I discovered a hidden talent of Chris’…he is great at making clues for a scavenger hunt.


The night before we told them there would be a clue on the night stand. The first thing Ari said when she woke up was where is the note…They had a great time with the scavenger hunt!

“Happy Easter, this is the start of your path                       

Your next stop is where you take a bath…”

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“Toilet, Tub, Shower, Sink

Now go where you can get something cold to drink…”


“We hope you laugh and think this is funny,

now go find something with jelly beans and a bunny”DSC_0479

“You’re almost there, do not retire,

Now go where you would find a fire”DSC_0482

“In the closet in the hall, you’ll find a gift that’s given

to celebrate the day that Christ is Risen!!”DSC_0488 DSC_0489 DSC_0492 DSC_0502

Ari and Ryan enjoying playstructure

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Anyone that wonders how Ari broke her arm (back in November)…it is because she has no fear…DSC_0424 DSC_0429 DSC_0430 DSC_0433

Pics with Chris’ Family


Arianna looking at Ta’s grave (her great grandfather)

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Pa and Gramma with grandkids

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Pa and Ryan

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Easter Egg Hunt

Before Easter, we had an Easter Egg Hunt at our house. The kids had a blast! (FYI the pics are in a goofy order even though they do not appear that way on my end, just have to use your imagination)

Ari's soccer

Arianna has a love hate relationship with soccer. She doesn't like to go but when she actually plays, she enjoys it. She likes it more when she is playing outside of the organized time. I haven't figured out why yet but she plays harder and longer when it's not game time. There is something about having to play that makes her not like it. We have started rewarding her...if she plays hard and gives her all then we go get ice cream after the game.

Misc April Pictures


Arianna playing a video game inside Chris’ shirt (above)DSC_0008

Arianna listening to the MP3 player that she got for her birthday.  She has the blanket so the dogs will lay around her. 


Ryan at his soccer game


Ryan wearing Daddy’s huge backpack.  The outfit that Ryan has on is his favorite!  He wears it most days.  I have to steal it to wash it.  He is so into changing clothes constantly but usually ends up staying in this…what he calls his power rangers outfit.  I think boys are preprogrammed at birth to know what power rangers are and also all of the characters in batman and spiderman.  He certainly is not allowed to watch those shows but somehow still knows all of the characters



My 2 cute soccer players

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Wedding=bugs and peeing on trees

We went to the wedding of my sweet neighbor from my old neighborhood.  She said the kids were more than welcome to attend.  I am not sure if she knew what she was getting into…while waiting for guests to arrive, Ryan was finding bugs and during the wedding pictures, Ryan peed on a tree (click here for that pic from an earlier post).  Kids know how to keep you humble! 

Heather is a fellow dog lover and has several collies.  She had one of the collies in the wedding.  wedding

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Ryan finding bugs

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I like this one:)

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Thursday, April 23, 2009


If all goes as planned, be prepared to be bombarded by me in the next couple of days. I am so far behind on blogging and have a load of pics to share. I have been so busy with school and gardening that I haven't taken time to blog about any of it:)

I hope you enjoy the upcoming posts:)