Saturday, April 19, 2014

Egg Hunt 2014

 We took Heidi on her first Egg Hunt this morning at the Benton County Park.  She found all of two eggs.  With a lot of help.  And she would not let go of those eggs (although she did drop them in her basket a few times, I suppose, but immediately took them back out).

 We were a little confused and ended up sending Allison out with the big kids rather than the kids her age.  Thankfully it didn't matter too much.  These three were excited to get going!
 Lauren found about as many eggs as Heidi.  But she at least knew she was supposed to open them to find candy.

 I love pictures with these five kiddos - there is so much personality in each one of them!  We wrapped up the morning with brunch at the Wagner's house - we were all thankful we didn't have to go far to warm up!

Easter Eggs 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Sign of a Good Day

 After the last few weeks I've determined the way to judge how much fun was had in a day is how dirty the laundry and bath water are.  Allison has always been a fairly 'neat' kid, I'm learning.  Her sister, however, finds sticking her hands straight into the garden dirt and giggling.

And we finally tracked down a wiffle ball bat for Allison - she actually managed to get a few hits today!

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Back Yard

 The girls have loved playing outside in the spring sunshine.  Allison is twirling, jumping, throwing and doing lots of yelling and singing.  We are glad she's able to run her energy out in the outdoors!

 And the Heidi-bug thinks the old busted up coupe car is the best thing ever.  Especially because there is dirty water in the trunk that she loves to splash in.  And a door she can open & close and go in & out all by herself.  Yes, this girl thinks she is all that!

Peter Rabbit Tea

 Allison & I got to go to the Salem Carousel on Sunday for a tea party with Peter Rabbit with Nana.  Allison was so excited to dress up and go to one of her favorite places.

 We had some yummy tea treats and there was a story time with Peter Rabbit and Mrs. McGreggor.

 And then Allison got to ride the carousel with Peter Rabbit, too (he was sitting on the wagon right behind her.

 And afterwards she ran around outside to try to run off all that sugar.  There was a group of people with a bunch of hula hoops that allowed us to try them.  It was certainly challenging but I managed to show Allison how to hula hoop!  She still needs some more practice :).

Beavers Softball

 We took the girls to the OSU women's softball civil war on Saturday.  Allison was so excited to see Benny there (and she got some Benny Beaver tattoos, too!).

 The girls loved running around, playing in the dirt and ate some snacks (of course!)

 And when we came home Allison wanted to play in the back yard.  She's great at improvising, she used a plastic golf club and plastic golf balls.  We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day!


 Mark spent some time this weekend working on replacing some parts in all our toilets (I don't remember what they were called but they have to be replaced so the toilets will quit running).  And he had a little helper who had to be in the middle of it.  I think her favorite part was the blue gloves!