On Easter Sunday I tried to take pictures of the kids in their cute new Easter clothes... they were not very cooperative!
Eventually a little later while Skyping I made Brian grab the camera quick and we snagged these, not too bad, but not the cute background I envisioned! Kids! Taking pictures of them is always such fun.
Classic Easter dinner of ham, funeral potatoes, and Jell-o, yum!
Another fun position we found Thomas asleep in! Crazy kid.
We spent most of the week just relaxing and playing at home.Here are a few snapshots of our downtime:
Maybrie all dressed up!
Nice spring weather meant climbing a tree outside.
Homemade pizza with the Woolf's. Love them! Thomas and Jaxson sure enjoyed it. :)
Silly Maybrie colored her lips with a blue marker... she said she was trying to make lipstick!
We went and visited the Daetwyler's to see the dog they were watching for the week. The kids went crazy! Thomas says "doggy" all the time and kept pointing and saying it over and over. They were so enthusiastic, they actually made the dog shake!
In this picture you can see them getting right in his face. Thomas actually climbed in his bed with him! Maybrie told me after visiting that we need to get a dog because Thomas loves them so much... maybe someday when I am no longer allergic! haha!
Maybrie insisted on putting on her clip-on earrings for her "wedding". I was to be her prince!
We spent a lot of time in pajamas... love lazy mornings.
Found Thomas like this when I got out of the shower, though I did remove the broken glass from his hand before snapping a picture! The kid broke the glass with rice and fake flowers that was on top of the kitchen table... no more glass there for a long while! Yikes!
Found Maybrie like this shortly after starting a movie during Thomas's naptime. A day at the park in the sun can wear a kid out... I didn't mind, it meant I got a nap too! Yes!
Friday night Brian and I went downtown to celebrate our friend Amber Lee's birthday at a pizzeria. She is in his grad program and loves to babysit our kids. It was nice for me to meet some more of his classmates as well.
My sweet visiting teacher Jeanette Hay made us a conference basket with these cute booklets to keep Maybrie occupied. Maybrie was so excited she set this up the night before. :) Thanks Jeanette, you're awesome!
We finally have spring weather and the kids (well, all of us) are LOVING it!
Thomas on his new bike... thank you Hess's for lending it to us for the summer, I don't think he could be any more excited about it!
Nice to have a little backyard space for chalk, etc.that doesn't require my constant attention.
Kids decided to give me a little concert before bed. It was adorable, but I swear Thomas is going to fall off that table soon if Maybrie keeps coaxing him onto such unsafe surfaces... scares me to death!
Watching General Conference at home. Kids were fairly reverent. I think I am just getting really good at tuning out their noise! The words were powerful and I am left feeling motivated and ready to kick my missionary efforts into high gear! Did anyone else feel the need to get to work after listening? I sure do. But I think it is a super exciting time and am thrilled to be a part of the church and the increased missionary efforts. What a great way to finish off my break! So thankful for the gospel and my little family.
Well, I guess that's a wrap... it's back to school tomorrow morning. Only two months to go, then it's summer and vacation time! Can't wait!