Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Family at Easter

Everyone was at the ranch for Easter, except Mike, Casey & AbbyKate whom we missed terribly. Bill recently came hom from Iraq and so we were all excited to see him. Matt, Beth & Josh came to stay for the weekend. It was Josh's first Easter. He looked so handsome in his little outfit which looked a lot like Luke's so they looked really cute together. Unfortunately the weather was not exactly bright and shiny. So, we did not hide eggs in the yard for the kids.

I decided that being pregnant during holidays is not a bad thing. Ginger made a huge lunch which included lots of snacks and of course desserts! Yum! So I was a very happy girl. At Easter I was 33 weeks along so those of you who are or have been pregnant can relate to my appetite.

Part of the day we spent introducing Bill to the world of Rock Band. He had never played it before so we had to bust out our musical skills on him. It was a lot of fun. Beth did a wonderful job on vocals as usual..hee hee! The rest of the day was kinda low key since we were still stuffed. Despite the weather we had a great day and we look forward to family coming again soon.

Papa & Nana with the grandkids.

Cousins Luke & Josh playing.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Easter Egg Hunt

On Saturday Luke went to his first Easter Egg Hunt! He had so much fun. The Blackstones (from church) host a hunt every year. They have children from toddler age up to 6th graders. With a beautiful home in the country, they were able to divide the children into seperate groups by age. They obviously had a lot of experience with hunts because the older children were much more aggressive and determined than the smaller children. It was so fun to watch the toddlers hunt. They were very cautious and curious about what might be found inside a plastic egg. Most of the children stayed occupied with eating candy. Luke on the other hand took great joy in picking up every rubber duck that he could find. Of course the ones wearing hats were his favorite. After several hours of playing on the swingset, hunting eggs & eating yummy snacks...we decided it was time to go home. It was a beautiful sunshiny day with good friends.

Luke enjoys his hard earned sucker
while mommy just enjoys sitting.

Luke made friends with a ceramic cat.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

It's about time!

I decided to bite the bullet and start a blog! So many of my friends and family have suggested that I start one. I feel like this is just another something to keep up with, but I will give it a try. So many of you live far from us, so it will be an easy way for you to keep up with our family happenings. XOXO