Monday, April 30, 2012

Catching up

We haven't been much busier than usual... but lots of picture taking opportunities lately :)
We went to Hudson Gardens and were able to take their "frog hunt kit" for field trips out.  The kids REALLY liked dressing like frogs and finding tadpoles in the lake.

                                                                It was educational too!

Dave got "beaded" for wood badge.  Wood badge is the highest training you can do for scouts, it takes 18 months to complete.  I might tease him about the scout pants, but I'm pretty proud of my man-scout.

Lydia and her best friend Piper (she lives next door).  When they dressed alike I asked them if they planned it, and they said "yes!"  I remember doing that too.

For Easter Papa Gary gave the kids these little figures that we could grow grass in.  When Lydia's started to grow she cut the duck's "hair" and styled it too.  She is such a girly girl!

Alex's school had a sock hop, and they practiced for weeks before.  I went to see the big bash and Alex surprised me by actually dancing really well with one of his classmates Hailey.  Most of boys danced with boys, girls with girls, so after this dance Alex stuck with his boys.  But I love that he tried out some of the moves!  He's just like his father :)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Chickens! (and a tired girl)

Our chicks are finally in their coop!  Dave did such a great job and it looks very plush :)

The picture above they are only 1 week older than the picture below, they grow so fast!

 We did have a tragedy the first week during their stay outside.  It turns out Aspen is not as timid as we thought and she got our chick named "coyote".  I found it and it was really traumatic for a while.  The kids went through all the stages of grief in about 5 minutes.  We're all doing a little better now...

On another note, one night Lydia fell asleep before going to bed (she crashes about once a month).  I still wanted to brush her teeth because she had caramel popcorn so here I am, brushing her sleepy teeth ;)

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Happy Easter!

It has been such a warm spring for us that Easter fit perfectly! Aspen got a new haircut and lots of love...
Our annual easter egg hunt with the cousins, so fun to have everyone here this year.
Alex and Lydia looking so classy :)
We wanted a family picture, but you have to use your imagination because Dave is not home on sundays when we're looking good :) He leaves early and comes home late, so here's three of us...
And here's Dave :) We even tried to be matchy matchy.
Happy Easter everyone! I love how this holiday makes you just happy to be alive.