Sunday, April 19, 2009

A Season to Celebrate

BJ's birthday, Julie's birthday and Easter come very close together for our family...they sort of just get all combined together into one big, extended holiday (sort of like how every state east of the Mississippi is like one big state to someone who lived in Salt Lake all his life) But no one's complaining here. Parties, cake, candy, presents and extra time spent with cousins make for a giddy, if extremely overtired, happy family.

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Making apple pie for Mommy's bday...I didn't help one bit, well except for some tips here and there, and it tasted delicious.

This year, I was concerned more about getting a picture of the girls in their new, homemade, Easter jammies than in their dresses. Probably since I stitched and unstitched each pair an average of 3 times. So, although my seam ripper is now duller than the blunt end of my butter knives, I have successfully completed sewing my first items of clothing.

Sweet Haylee. She is always one to keep things in perspective. Why do we celebrate Easter I ask? Because Mommy. Jesus was "rerected" and He got lots of big owies because He loves us.

Look Mom, no hands!

First egg hunt for both kids. Once we explained how it worked they did great, well for the most part. We thought Haylee would be pretty hesitant because it was new and all and she usually is with stuff like this but somehow this time, she overcame her anxieties and raced the big kids for the eggs.

Cambree had a couple handicaps. For example, she doesn't run very well on uneven ground without watching where she's going and carrying something other than, say, a half-empty sippy cup. She fell a bunch, not that she cared or even noticed. Secondly, she opened each egg she found and ate the contents on location. Often the contents spilled in the muddy grass and she ended up with mystery "jelly beans". I don't think she'll be one of those kids that keeps her Halloween candy through the 4th of July.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

So, while BJ and I were romancing in MB SC, Haylee ran her very first race too back in Sanford with her cousins. A kids' 1 mile fun run. I know she had fun and was even more impressed with herself to see that she got a bib number just like Daddy's!

Then poor, strong Aunt Mindy got to push Haylee and Cambree (and another nameless toddler) through an entire 5k. Go Min!

Please note Haylee's racing attire. Skirts with hearts on them (for Vday of course) do help you run faster.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Green Thumb

I know in the very deepest part of my heart that someday in the very far distant future, I will laugh at this. I might even laugh about all the dirt that fell on the floor off her little bod in the bathroom as I threw her in the tub that quickly turned to a mud puddle when several cupfuls of tub water were thrown on the floor when I went to get the broom.

I might laugh.

Let me just add that although you only see the table in the pictures, the floor around the table probably had 3 times the amount of dirt. Just a note.