Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Easter 2014

I know I have already posted this family picture but it's the only family shot we have from the

We headed to Jackson Saturday evening and went to church Sunday morning at the church where I grew up. It's always a great service! Wyatt sat with us (like usual) and Sis went to a big girl class.

After church we came home and the Easter bunny had already hid a few eggs for the kids! They had a BLAST hunting for them. They got all sorts of goodies...each of them had a gold one as well. Wyatt was SO excited when he found his! 

 (Look at this view...pretty nice backyard! ;)

 Once Sis found her golden egg and a bag of cheetos...she was pretty much finished hunting...

After all the eggs were found...Eesie helped open them all and look through all the fun new stuff!!!

Sis was SUPER excited to find this bracelet!! Can't you tell!?!?!?

One of my new favorite pictures...sesriusly priceless. Cousins and grandparent's making memories together. I pray these people on this little blanket all remain just like this at heart, filled with true love for one another. This picture is one I will forever remember taking, what was going on around us, and all the small details, a memory I want to remember forever!

After the egg hunt we headed back inside to open Easter baskets...

After lots of fun with family and an awesome lunch we loaded up the car and headed back to STL. Easter was at Mark's parent's house this year so we went straight there. The kids had a good nap during the car ride...they were tired!

There was another egg hunt ready for the kids and an awesome dinner as well! The kids had a blast with all their cousins and memories were made for sure!

We are so blessed to have such amazing family to celebrate our risen Lord together! Easter 2014 was a success!!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

May Bucket List

Oh May...goodness, I can't believe we are already in the 5th month of 2014. That means it's almost 1/2 way over...CRAZY!!!! 

May is such a tough month for me...I am determined to remain happy and positive, thinking happy thoughts! With much prayer and remaining in God's word all will be well. ;) I am believing it!

On to the bucket list and don't forget to check out Erika's as well...she always has such fun things "to-do!" 

1. Whoa, so with all that said...May is SUPER busy! It's the end of school/preschool around here and I can't wait to celebrate with Wyatt! My mom always rented a place in the park and we had a last day of school party. It was so fun! I hope to create a special "last day of school" tradition for our littles as well! 

2. Swim- Swim - in-laws have a pool and don't live too far away so we plan to spend LOTS of time there this summer! I am praying the kids love the water as much as they did when we ended the season last year. ;)

3. Begin planning Wyatt's b-day parties. His birthday is at the VERY end of the month and we are waiting until June to have his parties because of busy scheduled so I really need to start getting things organized and start crossing things off the list.

4. I have started making cookies and selling them. The cookies with royal icing...ya, those! Phew, it's hard work but so fun! I started just making a few here and there but have started having orders every week. I love it but I need to get better organized as far as who and when cookies need to be made/picked up since becoming a bit busier.

-What a busy time but such a fun time! Have you made a May bucket list? What do you want to complete this month?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Matchy Matchy- Easter 2014


Christ the Lord has Risen today...


And just for fun...Easter 2008-2012

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Easter Tradition...

Thanks to Eesie we were able to continue the tradition and dye Easter eggs. I didn't do well making time for that fun craft and I was bummed for sure! I enjoy it even though it's fun for about 20 mins. then not fun at all. Ha ha!

The kids loved it and had a blast! They didn't break many thanks to the towels under them. Sis wanted ALL of her eggs in the yellow and orange...while Wyatt wanted some over every color. They are so cute doing things like this together. I love how they each have their own way of doing things and rarely are they the same. ;)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Easter bunny wasn't thinking when...

The Easter bunny wasn't thinking when he brought...

chalk paint. Ya, as soon as it was opened they wanted to play. Well, that wasn't happening in white Easter clothes. I told them 1st thing in the am. Ha! Wyatt woke and the FIRST words from his mouth were asking if they could go outside and 6:30am.

It was a HUGE mess and I am not sure yet if it actually is going to wash out of clothes as they are spinning now in the wash. ;/ On a positive note...they LOVED IT! They loved it so much I am pretty sure I would the Easter bunny would buy it again but just save it for the EXACT moment it was time to paint.

We are enjoying this sunshine SO much and I can't wait for the summer months to come! Bring on the pool!!!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Take me out to the ballgame...

A few weeks ago we had the chance (thanks to my FIL) to go the Cards. vs. Cubs game with the BFF's. We had a blast even though it was a LONG game! It was a perfect evening for baseball! ;)

So thankful to have friends to "do life" with...Yahoo for Cardinals Baseball!!!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Pinterest wins again...

Last week we had a few rainy days and a few chilly days as well. We are really wanting Spring and are ready for Easter too so I have been ALL about the Easter fun stuff! ;) I had been gathering some fun Easter candy and such to make shish kabob's. 

 The kids thought it was super fun...anything with that much sugar involved and they are ALL about it!! Wyatt was super concentrated trying to make his look like the example picture I had showed them...

Then there is Sis...who just wanted to eat all the marshmellows...she wasn't really liking the idea of putting them on a stick. LOL!

It was a great rainy day activity and for the most part the kids had fun! We have been super busy around here lately but having fun! ;) 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

A trip to J-town...

Earlier this week the kids and I loaded up and headed to Jackson for a quick 24 hour trip! We had a blast but we missed Daddy for sure! Wyatt and Sloane LOVE being with their cousin Zetta and now baby Nora too! I can't forget how much fun they have at their Eesie and Poppie's house as well! ;)

We had talked about getting to hold baby Nora ALL BY THEMSELVES and they couldn’t wait!  Wyatt got his turn first. She continued to sleep the entire time he held her. So cute! He held her hand the entire time! ;)

Then right before dinner we headed for ice cream. (that's what happens when you are at your g-parent's right?!?! Ha!) We made the mistake a few weeks ago letting the girls switch seats (Z and Sis have the same car seat) for a short ride, now they want to "switch" every time we go some where together. I don't mind it one bit...special time with my niece is priceless! Look at those baby blues...;)

After work Uncle Billy came over for dinner. Wyatt loves his Uncle Billy SO MUCH!!! Wyatt actually posed himself for this picture...which if you know Wyatt that's saying A LOT! LOL!

I also made "Spring Cake #2" for my sister. She didn't want Peeps and wanted jellybeans instead of M&M's so there you have it!! ;) 

 The next morning we headed to Discovery Playhouse together. It was so fun! I enjoy that we are so laid back and go with the flow. We don't have to worry about getting somewhere next or other plans...we just played. So fun! They kids enjoyed being together and played until we were all VERY hungry! We went to lunch together then the kids and I hit the road to head back home.

Then as I pulled in the driveway at home I knew Sis just wasn't feeling herself...checking her temp to find out she had a 102.5. ;( We unloaded the car and sat on the couch for the evening. We have been pushing the fluids and keeping the fever down with meds. Hopefully it will be a quick little bug...or back to the Dr. we go! ;(

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Bucket List

Another month flew by but thankfully we got to fly into Spring this time! ;) I love this time of year and can't wait to being enjoying time outside with the kids. Erika and I completely forgot to post our bucket list yesterday so here we are today...April 1st. 

1. Get the basement crack fixed...we have been dealing with basement issues since Halloween night and I am SO OVER it! I want that space back really bad! There have been other expenses on the list but finally April is the month for the basement so praying I can come back May 1st and say the crack is fixed because then the carpet issues will begin....;/ 

2. Take the kids to the zoo! It's been so long since we have been to the zoo. I am ready to a nice WEEKday to take the kids. The weekends are so crowded so I have to plan carefully. ;) 

3. Finish our vacation scrapbook. I am completely caught up with the family books and even caught up with purchasing them. (It's tough since my OCD causes me to purchase one for each child to have, it gets $$ and I have to space it out!) There is a vacation from 2013 I haven't finished yet so I hope to complete it. I don't plan to print in April but finish it for sure! 

4. Begin planning fun "summer" things for the kids. I do want there to be LOTS of play but the teacher in me wants to continue some sort of structure as far as educational stuff goes with Wyatt. I will add things for Sis as well so she is included too. I am in the process of this now and plan to do a separate post soon. 

5. Plan a date night in the new Ball Park Village down town. Mark and I love the Cardinals. We enjoy going to games together and can't wait to try it all out! ;) 

What's on your April bucket list?

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