Friday, April 27, 2012

home sweet home

we have been spending a lot of time at home this week. the kids have all taken turns being sick and now they have decided to share their cold with me. so nice. mason was actually home from school for three days. today everyone seems better. mason went back to school and after i picked him up the kids all played outside.

i love it when they play outside. it is so fun to watch them. they love to run outside and jump on the swing with their belly on the seat dragging their feet in the grass. it is so cute. lately connor has been climbing into his baby swing and putting on the seatbelt. he then calls for me to come push him. how can i resist? today i went outside and found him fast asleep in his swing. dahlia and mason were digging in their "garden." they plant seeds there but nothing has really grown. they dig it up too soon. i love that they play in the dirt though. it would be nice if we could start a real garden. hmmm. i sense a new project coming up.

Monday, April 16, 2012

butterfly party for kira

what a busy weekend we had. my little niece kira turned one on saturday. jen and ray had a beautiful party at our house to celebrate. they had a butterfly theme which was very appropriate for a spring birthday. she was so cute with her little shirt with butterfly wings on it.

i was up crazy late the night before sewing a birthday banner for her. i really must stop procrastinating. i did get it done though and it looks adorable. we hung it next to these paper lanterns that jen had glued butterflies to and the effect was so pretty. a little butterfly garden.

we were worried that it was going to rain but the day turned out sunny. the kids had a great time decorating little terra cotta pots with stickers and then filling them with flowers. miles also brought out the spin art machine so the kids could make some paintings. this was a big hit with connor. he could not get enough of this.

we served sandwiches and salads for lunch. for dessert there was strawberry shortcake and cupcakes. the cupcakes were topped with edible rice paper butterflies. so cute. my sister susan also made these really pretty sugar cookies shaped like butterflies, flowers, and frogs.

the party was very sweet and fun. just like kira. happy birthday little girl. we all love you.

Monday, April 9, 2012

easter sunday

we had such a nice easter this year. our day started a little hectic because we woke up super late. we had to be at church in orange county by 9:30 (a 45 minute drive) and we got up at 8:10. yikes. we had 35 minutes to get all the kids up and dressed in their easter clothes. i was literally running around the house. we made it there only five minutes late so i was pretty happy about that. church was much better this year and we made it almost to the end before miles had to take the kids outside. they were just getting too restless. it was a long service.

after church there was a small egg hunt and then we went to christina's house for brunch. this was very laid back. nice and relaxing. after brunch my sister gave the adults a bag of plastic eggs to hide. over 175 eggs! what??? i don't know what she was thinking filling up so many eggs. there were only five kids looking for them. crazy girl. of course the kids had a blast finding the eggs.

when we got home i thought the kids would want to relax and play with their easter basket stuff. instead they were begging us to paint more eggs. i don't know where they get their energy from. maybe it has something to do with that chocolate bunny they ate.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

ahhh sundays

perfect day to play in the hammock