Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
this was toward the end of the day, but my pictures are all out of order.. the horticulture department always has a great plant sale and the seniors all have to do a final project in the way of landscape of some kind. This year, there was a huge focus on water features, which was really beautiful.
My little pretty in among the flowers. Notice she is decked out in her lady bug dress.. to attend 'bug bowl'.. !!Brigham was dying to join in the cricket spitting contest. Here he is picking out his gem.
and here he is spitting it. (this picture is also for daddy.. lol)
and they had set it up like a football field, and Brig's spit measured all of 9ft !!
Next we moved onto eating the crickets. Brigham remembered this from last year, and was begging to try it again. These are the chocolate covered ones.
and obviously, my kid had no problem chowing down!!
I believe this was eating the stir fried meal worms.
The animal science department had a tent , where they taught all about different animals, etc. Here is Tatum petting a chic. I think she liked it..
Here she is with daddy, petting the chick
Brigham loved milking the cow. Somehow my angle here is not the best....lol
moving on to the entomology department... Brig just walked right up and held this big ol' furry spider... um, mom and dad wouldn't go near it!!
Tatum was ok, with touching the millipede...
and of course mr. bug man , loved it too..
Monday, April 20, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Andrew suggested that maybe egg dying becomes a Good Friday tradition. I think I like that idea.
However this past Friday, we went out for dinner w/ our friends and back to their house so the guys could booze it up( while their prego wives watched them obsessively play guitar hero).
At least the kids stayed near the dads in the play room, so whether they were being supervised or not, us , moms, got to gab uninterrupted for once!! LOL
and we only had one blood shed, and one set of poopy pants..(um. yeah,that one would be by our 4 yr old.)
Brigham learned the word " sharted" LOL
the finished product. Brigham was so proud!
We stayed til after midnight, which is pretty normal for us when we get together with the K family. I just can't believe the two 2 year olds were still going strong at that hour!
luckily we could all sleep in the next day!
Saturday, we finished up some Easter bunny shopping... holy cow does that stuff add up!!
Before we knew it we were over $100.00! ( now it wasn't just in candy.. lol)
but still...... geesh!
Here is Brigham as he walked into the living room and found the trail of carrots
maybe he wasn't quite awake yet..
I had gone to bed before he did last night, and had to get up super early to 'stage the scene'..
He followed the trail, and found his basket.
He also found his sister's and wanted to run and wake her up... but we vetoed that.
He was pretty concerned about the fact that he left the bowl of lettuce and carrots and the back door, and the trail started at the front door.
hmmm. silly rabbit.
or was it silly mommy?
diggin' for goodies...
and yeah, my kid, doesn't even attempt to eat any of the candy. He starts methodically sorting his candy in piles!
Our church service was amazing. I got super emotional during the drama. It was amazing, and set to the song "everything". seriously. I really hoped it touched a lot of people.
I made this yummy strawberry cake.
and the kids did an egg hunt inside, b/c it was still pretty cold and windy out.
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
We had a couple beautiful days.. sunny, but pretty windy. The kids and I met my friend Kelli at Chick Fil Et on Friday for a rather long play date! The kids play so well together the time just goes by fast!
We used to get together at least once a week, but since we are both dealing with pregnancy, our get togethers have been more like every 2-3 weeks! We are trying to cram the last few all inclusive(family) outings in before she has her baby in just a few weeks!
We realized when we went to Texas Roadhouse about a month ago, that we were a party of 9. and by this summer, we would be a party of 11 including 2 slings and 2 highchairs!! LOL
bet the staff, would run when they see us coming!!
Saturday, Brigham had two birthday parties, though he only attended one. It was one of those tough mommy decisions, b/c both parties were relatively at the same time. So Brigham excitedly picked out the gifts for both friends and we took the gift over to the little boy's house the morning of his party and Brig still got to 'see' him for a bit!
The party he attended was Pirate themed, and Brigham had a blast. We have heard nothing by "arrrrrrgh'"and ''ll shoot you" since he came home!! LOL
even little sis is saying "arrrrrgh" every time, big brother comes out w/ the eye patch and hat on!!
And since now his friends Micah and Noah have turned five, Brig is constantly talking about how long it will be until he will be 5.
gotta get on his party planning. I've got sister's pretty much done for May. I still haven't settled on a theme yet , for Brig's July party.
But God knew that we needed to grow.
And thankfully he led us to that perfect place .
Its so exciting to be at a place where we want our friends to experience what we are. Its been a blessing to have the familiarity of nearly 10 friends from our last church and we keep inviting more.
If you're local, and you're reading.. consider this an open invitation to just "TRY" our church once.
( you can find the link on the left)
Brigham has been asking everyone we meet "if they know what kind of Sunday it was"
and then he replies " SUN PALM... the day we celebrate GOD lived!!".
well, he's partially right. pretty cute huh?
I am so excited for Easter this year. He's really starting to get it. He talks about how God had 12 friends and then there were 3 people that didn't like him. and they wanted to kill him. so they put nails in his hands and hit him. and then he died.
Brigham has his Easter program on Thursday, so I am sure he'll learn more, and I'll post pics for sure.
Because of the cold temps and rain, we've been doing a lot of this.
and riding bikes inside. my lil photographer. ya never know what sights you'll see on the trip around the living room!
and in other technology news.... grandpa and grandma Holland have been reading the kids bedtime stories from Colorado.
the kids adore it. they run to the Mac when they hear it ring!!
we use skype and the link for the stories is
and that's our week thus far!