Friday, April 16, 2010

Easter 2010

This was the second annual Easter Egg Hunt that Journey Church had held at the Crestview Park Community Center, and the first egg hunt Faith had ever participated in, it was so much fun for all the kids!  There was 5,000 eggs for all the kids to find, and as you can see there was no lack for each child to search for and find!
 Ethan obviously made out like a bandit!  They all had such a great time and we had a great time watching, I kept forgetting to take pictures, I was enjoying myself so much!

Bailey and Ethan Turn 8!

What To Do!

I was working on lesson plans and grading papers one night and Zach was just really having a hard time going to bed.  He kept coming down stairs and wanting me to carry him back to bed and snuggle, and on and on it went. Well, I thought I had chased him up to bed for the last time and then Rob finally got home, he had a late meeting. I told him what had happened, I also told him that I wouldn't be surprised if he found him in the hallway asleep or something silly like that.  He went upstairs and came back down not finding Zach, but then stopped in the dining room, and motioned for me to come in there. 
Zach was asleep UNDER the dining room table on the cold ceramic tile floor!  I had never seen anything like that before!  That silly little guy brought his blankie and his stuffed animal down and crashed on the floor!  He was quiet as a mouse too, I didn't hear him! 

The Training Of A Book Worm

Grace is very well know as our "Book Worm" and she is very proud of that, well, it seems that she is somewhat determined to turn her little sister into one too!  She is constantly sticking a book in her nose, and Faith LOVES it!
 Even if they are on the swings, they have a book!  I joke, but Faith already really does enjoy being read to, and will always bring you a book if you sit down for more than a moment, and we have Grace to thank for that! Uh oh!  Don't tell Faith-but, her book is upside down!

Ethan's Hair Cut?

What happens if you give yourself a funny hairdo with rubber bands and then you can't get them out?  Well, you cut them out, right?  This is the thought process of a 7 year old I guess, but a big ol' chunk of hair came with it!  He came down the stairs when I called him and I could tell immediately what he'd done (how could you NOT notice that big gap of hair missing?!), and of course, he's like "WHAT?!?!" "What?", I ask, "are you serious?"  Nana to the rescue, took him to get a haircut so he did not look like this for Easter weekend!

Snugglin' Sweetness

 I couldn't get my camera to load onto my computer or I would have posted these sooner!  This is from when Faith wasn't feeling so hot, we were all sitting in the family room watching a movie together and Zach and Faith were on the couch between Rob and I.  Zach DOES NOT share HIS blanket (the white one you see), with just anyone you see, he's very protective of this blankie, it's THE BLANKIE!  So, we were so in awe when he put it over his baby sister's lap and snuggled her in next to him and even put his arm around her!  She LOVED it too!  She laid her head on his shoulder and enjoyed the moment!  Rob and I seriously almost cried!  I motioned to Grace to go and get the camera so I could capture this, I want proof, in case they ever think they hate each other!
I really got a kick out them later on when Zach was explaining part of the movie to Faith, she hangs on his every word!  It amazes me the relationship that they have, I haven't ever seen a brother and sister act like they do, he calls her his "Princess", and says that he is her "Knight" and they hug and kiss each other just out of the blue for no reason, they are so much fun to watch interact.  Don't think that they don't fight, or antagonize each other too, they do, and that's hilarious!  But they're sweetness to each other is just so touching.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Playin Outside!

 We are LOVING this warm weather and being able to play outside so much now!  The kids can't get enough and Faith is finally getting her footing, she's starting to run even!

What A Boy Should Look Like!

This is a picture I took really quick last night BEFORE I scolded him for playing in the mud puddles!  I would tell you I was frustrated, mad or upset with him for this, but it was really too precious!  He looked to me just as a boy should!  His big sister came running into the house to tattle (she was MORTIFIED at his appearance!) and as you can tell he was quite pleased with himself and not the least bit afraid of the consequences for his awesome puddle jumping experience!  Come to think of it, having to come inside and getting cleaned up ended up being the only consequences for making such a mess of himself, oh well, I guess it wasn't too much to worry about was it?  I think he knows his Mommy all too well!