Friday, April 29, 2011

For Grandmommy... (Callies Easter dress)

This has become my new favorite color on Callie! (I've become quite fond of it for myself as well).
Baby blue. It looks stunning on her. I also LOVE gingham, always have, so when we saw this the weekend we went to Las Vegas, I just had to have it for her Easter dress.... best part? SHE LIKED IT! More than one person in church commented on how adorable and "soft" it was, then "AND SHE WORE IT?!" Yes, she liked it, let me dress her up too, like a real dolly!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


What a wonderful Easter we had! As usual, I didn't have any idea what we were doing as of Friday for Easter dinner... seems like that just isn't "the thing" anymore.

Levi text me on Friday asking if I knew what was going on for Sunday... nope. No one's even said a word about Easter. We decided to make our own and just move forward. Macy's had a pretty good deal that included the ham, salads, rolls, asparagus and angel food cake with strawberries.

I cooked, and we had it here. Turned out perfect. I got two more bar stools so all four kids would be at the bar, and we had just enough grown up, including my brother Jacob and my Mom, for everyone to have a seat at the table. Hopper was here too, but Coder had to work, so he came in the morning to go to church with us, which was so nice of him.

I love Easter. Even more than Christmas.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


We spent some time at the park Sunday, and he really proved his membership to the "boy" club!

first he fell off the scooter and scraped up his hand, then he managed to get several misquito bites too!!! We had some fun with it though, and Bactine really takes the itch out of the bites!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


What else do I say?... My Mother said it best I think....

I LOVE big brothers who love LITTLE brothers.

Well said Ma.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Soccer dude!

Ethan was signed up for soccer today, he waisted no time picking out his uniform, since he got to pick for the whole team since Daddy is the coach!

What a joy this little boy is, always happy (mostly) and has a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for almost everything he does!

Callie was signed up for volleyball, but she won't have a shirt til Saturday.....

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Boy did we make the most of the "somewhat" spring-like weather! It was a bit windy, and it was MUCH nicer when the sun came out, but we made the best of it.

We had found these kite's a few weeks ago and bought them, then HID them.... today it seemed like the right time to get them out.. Hopper was here, and he helped Callie put hers together and Daddy helped E.

I was pretty impressed with the kite's themselves, Doug and I reminissed about how often we would end up buying two and THREE kites while the boys were little, I remember one of the last times with Spencer, going back to the store TWICE in one afternoon from a kite that bit the dust either from the wind itself, or from hitting the ground, and we remember spending a lot of time trying to get the to actually FLY.....

These were nice kites though, stayed up in the air, and I think we only had two ground hits and once where Callie's got a bit stuck in a tree, but Spencer maneuvered it out!

We spent about an hour outside, camera in hand; of course. Today looks like it will be overcast and rainy, so we may have picked the perfect day so far!!!

It was really fun for me to just work the camera (pick up a kite once or twice) and hang out with Hopper... we laughed and had a good time together, I sure love Hopper... and Cody, Callie and Super E!

Spring is a com'n... and it can't come soon enough for us!

(PS. If you "click" on any of the picture "boxes" it will enlarge the sequence.. some are worth it!)