Monday, April 27, 2009

A Visit To The Duck Pond

We have been having lots of fun with friends and being outside lately. Last week Jacob had a friend over and we went to a popular destination in our family, the duck pond. It is a short walk from our house and the kids love to explore in the bushes and trees and feed the ducks at the pond. The boys are going down this hill to their "hide-out"

Madeline wanted to follow the boys but she is still a bit too little.

Jacob and his friend Tobin packed this bag of food before we left, all on their own. They wanted to make sure they had some "healthy food to give them energy" I thought it was funny that they packed it in ice, they told me they wanted to make sure it stayed cold, smart boys.

They like to throw food, sticks, rocks etc. into the water. Also, this is the pond that David fell into about two months ago. It was frozen so he decided to walk on it but got to a thin point. (Before you think I am a neglectful mother, he was behind some trees playing with the other kids when he decided to walk on the ice so I did not see him until we heard the splash or else I wouldn't have let him walk on the ice.)

Tobin and Jacob walking home. Even though we visit the duck pond often, the kids are always excited to go and it is a new adventure to them every time.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Weekend

To start off our Easter weekend I found a birds nest in the wreath on our front door. This picture has only one egg in the nest but we are now up to four eggs. It is fun to watch more eggs appear and watch the momma bird take care of her eggs.

The Easter Bunny came to our house on Saturday and hid these amazing baskets! I also know that he happened to find some great deals at the dollar store so the baskets didn't cost very much either.

Jacob was excited about his new gear and fun toys.

Yeah a Spiderman puzzle!

Madeline loved carrying around an Easter basket all week.

It was a lot of fun to dye our eggs especially the few we did camo style.

The kids all got new outfits in their baskets so they are ready for summer!

Our family ready for church Easter morning.

We ate delicious pull apart rolls for breakfast, yumm.

Don't the kids look cute in their nice clothes!

Deviled eggs were a hit at dinner!

We had a great Easter weekend with lots of fun and relaxing family time together.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

March Madness!!

We have had a bit of March madness ourselves. It has been a busy and fun month in which I have completely neglected blogging. Two apologies, sorry I haven't posted for such a long time and sorry this post is really long. Get ready for a review of the month of March mostly in pictures. The month started with a visit from my good friend Tanya. I had so much fun while Tanya was here. We went shopping, running, talked and talked and talked and went to Time Out For Women. What a fun weekend!

The following weekend Ben's parents came for a visit. They brought us a kitchen table and helped us put the baseboard up in the basement. We got Krispie Kreme doughnuts for breakfast one day and Ben made everyone wear doughnut hats while we ate.

Our family, Ben's parent's, and Logan rode the light rail downtown and walked around the 16th Street Mall. There was a robot guy on the streets and our boys thought he was a ton of fun to watch. We had a great time with the Mower's visiting!

We had our annual spring party and it was really nice for a few weeks before the snow decided to come back. We had fun making spring sugar cookies.

I frosted these cookies and I thought they looked good both visually and tasty, they were very tasty!

Madeline really liked sneaking on to the table and eating the icing.

One day we couldn't find David as I searched further I finally found him asleep in Madeline's crib. He likes to eat her pacifier which is why he decided to take a nap in Madeline's crib, I thought it was funny!

Jacob and David decided that they had to eat lunch outside on the day we had the blizzard that sent Ben home from work four hours early but his drive took two and a half hours instead of a half hour.

Last on our March Madness was finishing the basement and getting new furniture. This is very exciting for us because it is the first furniture we have bought that wasn't from a garage sale or Target. We put our new couches in the Family Room upstairs and moved the old stuff to the basement.

We bought a matching couch and love seat.

This is our newly competed stairway down to the basement.

This is the media area, we have already had a TON of fun down in this room. It is great for a family movie, Wii time, or relaxing when the kids are in bed. Ben put up surround sound and hooked our computer to the TV so we can video chat with family on the big screen.

The other half of the room will eventually be full with toys, scrapbooking and some bookshelves but will remain empty until we get shelves built in the closets.