Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Thoughts.

Well, it was an unexpected sort of Easter around here.  Blessed as Easter will always be, but not the day I was expecting ...

:: Had the rip-off of the year when, after a day-and-a-half of build-up, I opened our Paas ‘VOLCANO EXPLOSION’ Easter Egg Dyeing Kit to find out it consisted of five crayons and a crayon sharpener.  What a crock.  We went old-school and dyed our eggs with food coloring which seemed to do the trick.  Next year I’ll know to read the box closer instead of just looking at the awesome picture on the front.  The kids had fun with Grama and we ended up with some pretty eggs.

:: Sunrise service on the bluff was beautiful, even if we missed the first half of it.  The kids looked wonderfully handsome and I didn’t take a single picture :(  Maybe someone else will have one and share it.  Tell was able to don his new vest that I finished up and Ever helped me sew the buttons on last night. 

:: Brunch at the church was fun and delicious.  We were so happy to see Tell eating finally.  He hadn’t had much appetite since being sick on Thursday with Papa….
Unfortunately, everything Tell ate came up and out during his nap time.  After being thrown up on three times, I decided Tell and I would sit out the family dinner and Easter egg hunt.  Ever had a super time with her cousins though and I got a to-go meal when she came home. 

: Tell's new "Pebble" vest and the next yarn up on the chopping block :
:: I’m still trying to work out how I feel about the Easter Bunny's role.  I have a hard time making room for another Santa, which it appears he may be for some?  I made up Easter baskets but told the kids they were from Mama & Papa.  I thought the bunny hid the eggs??  Now all night Ever has been asking when the Easter Bunny is going to come.  I think we’ll just hash it out next year and I'll be more prepared….  Tell also already swallowed a marble and Papa is hard at work on the model float plane that was in his basket.  

:my favorite detail, a very unexpected find in the Narnian cupboard of crafts:

"Look Mama, take our picture!"

He Is Risen!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Bry's Latest Goal.

He says, "I NEED to do this."

I told him he better hurry up, because it doesn't look like an old man's game and, by the way, he just turned the big 2-9.

Happy Birthday my dreamer ....

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Happy {snowy} Sunday!

By far the best lens with which to view the world ....

Sunday, March 17, 2013

A Bit 'o Green.

::Morning Leprechauns::

Friday, March 15, 2013

This one goes out to Uncle Josh.

Because if I remember the stories right, this was his favorite dance track at one time too.

Other daily requests in the dance party mix are "Hippy Hippy Shake" and "Great Balls of Fire."  Apparently we are fond of 80's movie soundtracks ....

Monday, March 11, 2013

Spring Afternoons.

We've been loving these clear spring days lately.  Ever is constantly asking to go outside and I am so happy to oblige.  Maybe I'm getting the winter crazies, but today I was looking around and I honestly couldn't picture this place without snow.  Good thing it's spring, because apparently winter has gone on too long ....  
But we are definitely enjoying the snow.  I put the kids out to "graze" on it a couple times a day and the driveway seems to be the perfect 'Intro to Snowboarding' hill.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Sibling Love.

Like when your brother gets to face forward in the car for the first time and gets to feel the breeze in his face.  

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Another week has passed and a new month is here.

Goodbye February, hello March.  
The very subtle signs and sensations of spring are beginning to emerge.  We spent most of the last week in Anchorage.  We had fun with cousins, got some doctor and dentist appointments taken care of, and Bry & I even had a date!  Dates for us are about as frequent as spotting a comet, so it was a real treat and I'm super grateful to Aunt Jenny for staying with the kiddos.  I was craving a meal out and we had steaks at Southside Bistro.  After ordering, I told Bry I had pretty high expectations for steak because Dad always cooked them perfectly.  And he never charged me near that much ;)  They were really wonderful, but I can't wait for the next time I get to have a good ole' Nebraska steak at home with Omi & Opa ....

:: Watching for Papas and airplanes::

::Ever trying out her new snowboard.  At least she has the look down ;) ::

:: Riding Hayden's little snowmachine. Constant fights over who gets to drive ... ::

::Piper and Tell::
::Toddler Winter X-Games::

::Tell, Bry, Rowan, & Ever at the Fur Rondy Ice Sculpture Contest, downtown Anchorage::

::Easter Ice Sculpture, notice the ice halo::

::Had to get a picture by Darth Vader, R2D2, & Yoda for my big brothers::

::Bry's Favorite::