Sunday, March 31, 2013

Family Easter Party

We hosted the Meiners' Easter dinner this year. It was such a fun time. We had a full house but the weather was gorgeous and we spent most of the evening outside. My dad sent me pics from his camera...a much better dealy than my little camera on my phone. 

 Eli one the hunt. 
 Helping Sammy and Eli locate the eggs. 
 I get very egg-cited about egg hunts! :) :) :)
 Ashley teaches Sammy to dance. 

My neice-in-law, my sister, my paps, and my me. 

Easter 2012

Easter is waning and I'm going to try to wrap it up here on the blog before too much time goes by. We've had a lovely Easter season. I really do love love love this time of year. Everything is waking up and stretching out and turning green. Our little flock of daffodils are popping out in our front yard and the weather is just beaming. This last week has been one of our busiest. I'm looking forward to a little bit quieter time this coming week filled with picnics and slow days. 

 Eli loved dying eggs. He got a lot of dye on his clothes but who cares? He had a great time. 


 Grandpa brought this adorable picture of Eli down with him. I love this shot...a pic in a pic!

 I've been stalking the local classifieds looking for a wooden play structure for the boys. I finally found the perfect one on Friday and was the first to call (whew!). My amazing husband worked out the semantics of getting it home from SLC and with a group of friends and family got it all set up. We love it.

 The egg hunt this year was a blast. Sammy loved going slow and putting every egg in his basket one by one. 
 Eli went a little faster but was still methodical in his attack. 

Easter baskets waiting for their kids. 

 Heading out to church. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Church Time

Church is a mixed bag with kids. On one hand I love going to worship and learn and if nothing else be there and follow commandments. On the other hand somedays I feel like I just go and wrangle kids for three hours and then go home...especially since I'm in nursery now. For the most part though I really do love showing up every Sunday morning. Today Sacrament Meeting was actually pretty manageable. Eli's getting to a point in life where I can give him an activity or task and he will sit and work on it for a minute or so. Sammy is another bag of worms but we trade off and are surviving. 

 Eli spent most of the long meeting playing with this wonderful old quiet book my friend Margaret bequeathed to him. It was made in 1964 and I've been a little nervous to let Eli play with it because its such an amazing piece of heritage but he found it a little while ago and love to work the snaps and buttons. It kept him and a friend on the seat next to him quiet for most of the meeting. 
 Sammy gets to come with me to nursery. He LOVES it. He won't be 18 months until June but fits right in with all the other kids.