Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sunny Days

We’re finally having some sunny days around here and it’s making me so happy! I haven’t been taking nearly as many pictures as I want to because the light in my house is pretty horrible if it’s not a sunny day. It gets really monotonous to constantly be changing the brightness and the coloring on almost every single picture I take to get them to look nice, so I just haven’t been getting the camera out much lately. But this week has finally been bright and warm and happy and it was so nice to take my camera out and get some fun pictures of the kids playing just cuz I could.

We also went to the park yesterday, and it was really cute to let Michael crawl around on the grass and try to figure out what it was. And I couldn’t really get a good picture, but he LOVES swinging. It’s so cute to watch him smile so huge and giggle every time I look at him. I think Lily’s favorite was feeding the ducks. She carried the bread from the house to the car and from the car to the river, never letting it out of her grip until we got to the ducks. She was very careful to stay away from the edge and had lots of fun tearing the bread into pieces and throwing it into the water all by herself. The only less-than-fun part of the day was the rooster incident. She was very excited when she saw a rooster and started walking up to it. The rooster wasn’t frightened at all and walked right toward her, and Lily freaked out. Started screaming so loudly and crying. I felt so bad for her! She wasn’t hurt at all, just scared, but she wouldn’t walk near the rooster anymore, I had to carry her. Hopefully she won’t have a pathological fear of roosters for the rest of her life.

Anyway, these are all my favorite pictures from the last couple of days. You might noticed Lily’s busted lip. She fell off a bar stool and cut it up pretty bad. I was actually worried it might need stitches – fortunately (for all of us!) it didn’t!

Enjoy this great weather! We sure are!

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Sunny Spring 114Lily was really good at sharing… of course, she was sharing the bag of food I’d originally packed for Michael anyway. It was still cute.

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Now for the spring photos!! I love taking pictures of all the flowers and trees blooming now.  They’re so colorful and pretty, plus they don’t run away right when I’m about to take their picture. ;)  

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(Only 31 pictures… that’s not too many right?)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Lily’s (Un-prompted) Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father:

Thank-you for church.
Thank-you for potty time.
Thank-you for banana time.
Thank-you for lunch time.
Thank-you for nursery.
Thank-you for my family.

Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Immediately afterwards she asks, “Can we say another prayer?”

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Belated Easter Post

Our Easter celebrations were lots of fun this year. Lily really got into dying the eggs this year and lucky her, she got to do it twice - once at her friend Jocelyn’s house and once at home. Of course I forgot to get the camera out when we were at our friends house – juggling two kids and cups of dye makes me forgetful, I guess. At least I remembered when she was hunting for eggs. She was all about the candy inside the plastic eggs. Once she realized there was candy inside she didn’t need any more encouragement. She wanted to find every single one. She participated in two eggs hunts, one at the church’s playgroup and one at home. I thought it was hilarious when she found a hard-boiled egg. Every time she picked one up she’d get this funny look on her face and say “It’s cold!” and hand it to one of us.

Ben and I both enjoyed conference; what we were able to hear of it, anyway. I think it’s great how they never plan a theme, but there’s almost always a recurring topic among the talks. I loved Sis. Beck’s talk, and I can’t wait for the Ensign to come out so I can read it again. We also had a fun dinner and evening with my family who came over for the second session. I got to cook a big ham dinner, which of course I loved doing, and it was really nice to have my family over here and hanging out with us. We missed you Jonathan!

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Another random pic post

I’m good at the random pic posts! These were all taken in Tacoma when I was there watching my brother compete at the State Wrestling tournament.

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