Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
We got to watch the vehicles this year instead of being in the vehicle. I like watching and I like riding with the kids. They get so excited and love throwing candy at all the people.
Notice how none of the boys are actually throwing candy? We were at a spot about halfway through the route. This is very important to remember for next year. We must set aside some candy to give them when we see them, so they can throw more candy. The coaches said all the candy was gone about 10 minutes after they started :)
Thursday, April 23, 2009
As you can see, that's not going to happen. A certain puppy's body decided that it would appropriate to go into heat at 10 months old. Yep, that's how our luck goes. Now we get to wait until the end of May. And we have to keep the poor baby in the house and fence for who knows how long. She looks so sad.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Hannah: Mommy, I raised money for Riley this weekend.
Me: Really? How did you do that?
Hannah: I had a confession stand during daddy's poker party...and I sold Popsicles, candy, coke, and suckers.
Cody and I: bahhhahahahahahaha! You had a confession stand?
Hannah: Yes, I did.
Me: That's very cool Hannah. How much money did you raise?
Hannah: Ummm...nothing, everything was free.
Me: You are too cute.
I love being a mom. I love that the kids make me laugh on a daily basis.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Next, she found his basket in the linen closet and showed him.
Then she couldn't find hers. She looked everywhere. In the dryer, oven, hall closet, under the bathroom sink, in the shower. She had given up hope and was near tears when she came and said I just can't find it. (Insert very sad face and eyes that had started to well up.) Cody and I asked her if she had looked everywhere in the living room. Under things, in things, and behind things? She looked again and then with a little direction from Cody, she found her basket (really it's a bucket, buckets can be used outside more then a basket).
Shake, shake, shake...
Shake your eggs! Oh, and the Easter Bunny puts money in most of the eggs. That Easter Bunny sure is all about having healthy teeth!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
We colored eggs yesterday after church. We ran out of time on Saturday to do this before Easter. Sometimes that happens. They had fun anyway. This is typical of Hannah. She concentrates so hard on just about everything she does. Coloring eggs is no different. I love the smiley face. She does too. She puts a smiley face on almost everything that could have a face.
We colored eggs differently this year. We used a tie dye kit. The kids would add a few drops of color to the egg and then rub it around in the bag. Eli enlisted Aunt Ashley's help. He was a little unsure in the beginning. He got better the more eggs he did. I'm not sure if they are supposed to look like this or if it's the fact that I forgot to buy white eggs. We don't use white eggs and I didn't think to deviate from the norm. Overall they turned out well (except yellow, you couldn't see that) and they had fun doing it.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Hannah: "Do we have to go to church?"
Me: "Wha? I thought you like going to church?"
Hannah: "I do, but all we do is stand-up, sit down, stand-up, sit down, kneel, pray, and sing...ugh!"
Me: "Hehehehehe...really? I'm sorry, but we are still going."
Monday, April 6, 2009
- Robert Frost, Two Tramps in Mud Time, 1926
This very much describes today. This morning it snowed. This is not supposed to happen on April 6, although I guess in Indiana it does. I hope my tulips survive. They are almost all in bloom and I will be mad if the snow and cold snap causes them to die :(
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I love spring. So much new and pretty.