Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A Little Easter, A Little Spring Break?

Happy Spring Break! Hope you are basking in sunshine and tulips. We are doing this.... This is Cam after he got too cold to be outside in the snow. Yes, I did say snow. Yup. It is April 6.
Kay loved her snowy mitts.
First attempt at snowman...turned into.....
a snow wall.....which was originally a snow fort of some kind. They loved it. They got to warm up with hot chocolate and make Shrinky Dinks all afternoon. Remember Shrinky Dinks!?!?
Saturday for Easter we spent time at my parents with my sisters, bro in law, and my cousins, the Pattee Family, that just moved in down the street from Mom & Dad. Mom went all out as usual. We had yummy creamed eggs and cornbread (and pancakes for the kids) for breakfast, and then the kids headed out to find eggs. It was freezing, but not snowing yet, so they had a riot running around the yard and inside the house looking for eggs.

Kay tried and tried to blow that pinwheel, but she just couldn't get the hang of it.

I have to add: Cam was a champion egg finder this year. After all the egg hunts were over, we counted the real eggs and found we were missing six. He would wander outside every now and then and search until he found another egg (which he actually did, twice!). He says he'll find the rest next time Grandma! The Easter Bunny hid plastic filled eggs all over our house this year. The day after Easter, all three kids come running up from the basement family room, with an egg in each hand. Evidently that Easter Bunny hides eggs a little too well (good thing we keep the hard boiled eggs outside!).
Grandma found those cute felt baskets at the dollars store for all the kids to hunt eggs with. Plus, she made little goodie bags for each of them, in addition to all the candy and change in the eggs they collected. We love Grandma and Grandpa...their the BEST!

During Priesthood Session of Conference, whilst Trent, Dad, Mike, and cousin Ryan were gone, Mom, Lissa, Jen, and I took the kids to see How to Train Your Dragon. Loved it. It was clean (Has Dreamworks finally figured out that the crudeness in Shark Tale and the Shrek movies is not necessarily appreciated in family films? Perhaps.), and the kids were sucked in for the whole movie (except Kay, who con-ed Aunt Lissa into taking her to the bathroom and wouldn't stop kicking the back of the seat in front of her. She's two, what to do?). Liked it better than Princess and the Frog....
I love the look on Kaylee's face in that picture. We came back to our house Saturday night, and the Easter Bunny visited us Sunday morning and Trent's family came up for lunch, but more on that later. Happy Spring! Try not to freeze to death!


staceyk said...

the grope pics of the kida are very cute!

Amy said...

Cute kiddos as always! This weather is making me crazy. I put away all the snow gear during the 60 degree weather we had in March, and yes he joke is on me! One day I'll learn:)