Monday, April 24, 2017

Egg hunt


I remember when the boys were slow enough to get pictures of them hunting eggs.  Not so much anymore.  Unless I wanted to sprint after them.  Which I didn't want to do.  So this first picture is the only one of them.  Poor neglected boys.  Jace is not even forefront in the picture.  He's there in the back.  

Oh well.

Olivia was a little easier to follow.





But of course Leesie was the easiest.  Plus also it was her first egg hunt that she could really participate in.  And she loved it.

She did not need anyone to hold her bucket.  Nor would she let anyone hold her bucket.  And she knew just how to pick up the eggs quickly and move on to another egg. So cute. 






Look at her determined little egg hunting face. 





And then she loved eating her candy.  And she threw a big fit when I took the bucket away because she was stuffing her face literally with candy.  Big fit.  


Easter egg coloring


This year we attempted Easter egg dying.  I've done this maybe once with Cameron and Jace, and maybe when they were too little to even remember.  

Then when I did it with all the kids, I remembered why I've only done it once.

The kids did have fun.  And there wasn't even too much fighting, I guess.  But there was a lot of egg dropping and egg smashing.  The pup got to eat a lot of hard boiled eggs.  






Annalise went back and forth from the trampoline to her egg in her egg beater.  That idea (from wherever I saw it on the internet) was genius. 









And then Cameron wanted to taste the water.  He wanted to taste the water so bad that he just couldn't stand it, and had to do it.  Of course he immediately spit it out and started coughing and laughing.  Gross. 












I guess we'll have to do it again next year.  As long as we can do it outside.  And also as long as I set aside any expectations of how many eggs will survive the ordeal. 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Block playground


Brice is building a house.  Not for us.  But for someone else.  But maybe kind of for us, because we will of course benefit from this job of him building a house for someone else. 

But it's not our house yet.

So anyway, sometimes we go out and visit him where he's building.  Since it's next to the lot we're going to be building on, at the farm.  And the kids think it's a playground.  And it's probably a good thing that when I send the boys to go with Brice to "work", that I'm not there to see what they do while they're there at "work" with him.   Because being there and seeing what they do while I'm there is kind of stressful.

And I don't ever send Olivia with him.  Because she is insane.  And would no doubt get herself stuck in cement or something. 



Little Leesie found lots of dandelion to keep her busy.  But try as she might, she still can't blow them away yet. 






And her little hair is getting longer.  And maybe a little thicker.  Maybe.  Just a little. 

 And Olivia is a stinker.  She picked out her boots with her little outfit and I didn't notice until we were well on our way.  They look cute, though.  But they are not, in fact, the pink tennis shoes I told her to put on.  And she picked them not for the cute factor, but for the fact that she could easily slip them on.  She's a little on the lazy side when it comes to getting dressed.  And it's like pulling teeth to get her to do it herself.