Wednesday, April 24, 2013

March - Almost caught up! :)

Here are a few fun things we did to pass the cold month of March!  To entertain my kids - built a fort for them to lay in and watch cartoons.  And then attempted to do bubble art.  It didn't really work, but they had fun blowing into the mix and making lots of bubbles!  
My silly boys!  
Zander will love me one day for these pictures!  What a skinny dude showing off his muscles! :)  
Some other highlights of March - I got to go to Vegas with Dustin for the Mountain West tournament.  I got to see Wyoming play two games because they were in the play in game, and was able to stay in much warmer Las Vegas from Sunday to Thursday....without kids!   It was a nice break and fun to spend some time with Dustin and even more nice to spend time reading by the fake beach at the Hard Rock Hotel in the 80 degree weather! :) Sorry no pics!   

The week after Vegas was Spring Break.  Dustin had to stay behind to finish the basketball season as his team got invited to play in the CBI post season tournament.  So the boys and I headed to Utah for some fun with family and a couple of fun events!  The first was that my mom decided that weekend to do the annual Easter hunt for her Grandkids that weekend, so my boys got to participate for the first time!  It wasn't very warm and had been snowy and rainy, so we had to do it inside.  Here are some highlights from the little kids hunt!  
The cute littles: Mylee, Jack, Zander, Wesley, and Lily.
 Then the crazy big kids got to go:  Dillon, Britney, Riley, Madison, Drew, Ryan, Aubrey, and Conner.
A few more highlights from the festivities:  Lisa & Lily, the big kids starting down the stairs, Dillon found the golden egg with $5 in it, eating, the madness of picking prizes (Mom goes all out!), and Zander wacking Rick with his new prize plastic bat!   
 
All the Grandkids that were there!  (Just missing Holly's 5 kids!)
 The 2nd exciting event we were able to be in Utah for was Lisa's fiancee, Matt, getting baptized!  We are very excited for him, and for him and Lisa to get married in May!  He is a great guy!  

The kids at the baptism!  
Some more pics after the baptism and highlights of our stay at Rick and Stacy's house!   
Just a few days after we got home from Utah we headed, with Dustin this time, to Kansas for Easter!   Phew! Lots of travels! :)  
We had fun spending time with family, doing an Easter egg hunt at the park, and going to eat a delicious Easter dinner at Great Grandmas!  
Jack, Gillian, Zander, and Audrie before starting their hunt!  
 Easter Egg Hunt! I love the look of pure excitement on Jack's face!!

After the hunt!

Coloring Easter eggs!

Shawn and Melissa brought Gillian's T-ball set and it was fun watching the kids play! Jack is quite the hitter! :) As you can see in the pics, he connected quite nicely!

Easter morning!  The boys discovering their baskets!

Our family on Easter!
 These pics just make me laugh! I love Zander's facial expressions and looks he gives Jack!  

After church, we headed over to Great Grandma's for a delicious dinner!  We snapped some family pictures before we ate!
 With Great Grandma this time!
After dinner, we did an Easter egg hunt for the kids in Grandma's backyard.  The eggs were empty, but the kids just were having fun searching and running around! Grandma gave them some treats after!  
This picture of Audrie is awesome! Love the look on her face and her hair blowing in the wind as she runs! :)  
 A few last highlights:  1 & 2: the kids all getting their present from Grandma - a dog that you can walk, that shakes its bum, and plays the song "Tequila!"  3: Everyone hanging out after looking for eggs.  4: Me and Z-man, 5: Gillian 6: Me and Dustin 7: Audrie 8: Zander
 

It was a great Easter and an exciting, travel filled month of March!   It was nice to stay home for a few weeks after all that traveling, but it was wonderful to spend so much time with familly!