Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter 2011

We had a real great Easter with family, egg hunting, and so much chocolate.  
First up, a Egg Hunt with my extended family.
The little ones were given a head start...
 But, it wasn't long before the big kids came to attack.

We finished up with some great Easter games.

Right after that, we went Easter party #2 with the Casper's 
Easton and Corbin showing off the muscles
Coloring eggs
Miraculously, the Easter Bunny found us again, and the kids were on the hunt.
All their baskets were overflowing.
But, believe it or not, Sunday morning we woke to more goodies.
Uncle Jesse showing Ty how to use his new helicopter toy...
Who looks more in awe here?

Our attempt at the family shot.  
We took a bunch, and well, Easton's face was pretty much the same in all of them.
Grandma Leelee and the boys

And now I present the
"just look over here and be happy for two seconds"
photo series
Say "CANDY!"
Getting nice
Tighter squeeze.
This can only end in tears...

And my favorite...
Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Children of Destruction

Take a good look at these boys...
 Happy, healthy, innocent enough....
This picture was taken when Easton came over to me randomly and said, "Mommy, me and Ty are being nice and happy to each other, so you should take a picture."

But don't let them fool you.  These two have been on some crazy rampage lately.  Here's just some of the damage that has been documented...
This is my pillow.  Thanks to Easton for making it a little less 'blah'.

This is my other pillow.  Apparently, Ty didn't want to be left out.
(This was done on a separate day)

This is a headrest from my car.  Easton sits in the very back of our van, and somehow smuggled a pen into the car to create this masterpiece.  I have reason to believe this was done over the course of multiple car rides before he was caught.  (He is ridiculously sneaky)

And this one, this is the back of a shirt that Ace is wearing.  And if you can't tell, that would be crayon, everywhere.  How could Easton manage to color the back of Ace's shirt while he is wearing it without him noticing, you ask??  Ace sometimes has Easton scratch his back.  Generally, Easton isn't the best back scratcher...but this day, Ace kept thinking, "Wow, he's really getting good at this...." ..Well, now Ace knows better.

Ty's weakness is the pantry.  If Ty goes missing at any point during the day, he's in the pantry.  He sneaks in there, closes the door, and quietly rummages/nibbles through the good food.  (I'm guessing, very similar to a mouse)

Needless to say, all markers, pens, pencils have been hidden, very well.  (although I'm not going to lie, I have been real tempted to burn all art supplies)

But even with all that, they're still just cute.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Birthday Festivities

It was my dad's and my cousin Chad's birthdays a little while ago.  We celebrated with a feast, cakes, and a whole lot of candles.  It took a lot of time to get my dad's candles all lit, we pretty much nearly started a house fire...(no offense Dad)
If you're wondering, yes, Chad is using a paper towel to light the first.
Can he do it all in one breath?
Yes! Victory!  
Take a look at all the smoke (again, no offense Dad)

Now, Chad's turn.  Jesse and Sam prepping the cake...they played it safe, no paper towel fires this time. 
I really love Chad looking on from a distance.
(side note: we didn't shaft Chad on frosting his cake, it was just strawberry shortcake...toppings came later)
Nice job Chad.  Take a look at Ty offering his help.

Happy Birthday to my Dad
and to Chad.
Hope your day was super Rad.

I apologize for that; just had to keep the rhyme going.