Friday, April 30, 2010


Our annual trip to the Tulip Fields in Woodburn was 2 weeks ago. The kids and I had a great time together! The weather cooperated for us and gave us clear skies for most of the morning. It started sprinkling just as were leaving to head back home. The kids were {mostly} happy, so all in all it was a good day. I posted a few pictures of Mikayla amongst the flowers already, but there were so many fun ones that I just had to share more. It was such a different experience than last year. If you don't know what I'm talking about you, just go take a look for yourself. (FYI: Most of the ones I'm sharing of Mikayla are more of her "outtakes" since I already shared the really good ones last week. The adorable thing about this sweet 4-year old is that she loves to pose!)

I absolutely LOVE these next ones of my two sweet, adorable, but totally UN-COOPERATIVE children!

Yep, and that's as good as it got!

Before leaving the farm, we took part in a few of the activities they had there. These pictures weren't nearly as "WOW" as the ones in the tulips, so here are just a few.

never too late for Easter!

I'm trying to play catch up with some pictures from week's past! I still don't feel like I have much to offer in the blogging world other than some cute pictures of my kids, so for now that will have to do. (By the way, thank you to everyone who has left me comments recently. Although I haven't replied or reciprocated the comment love, I really do appreciate each and every hello!)

I almost feel like it's pointless to go all the way back to Easter, but then again I would love to have these pictures documented for the future, so here you go (even if it's just for my mom and dad)...

The morning started with a visit from the Easter Bunny. This year "EB" didn't quite represent. There wasn't even an Easter basket! I guess he/she was confused on which box that Easter basket was packed away in. Great thing is...neither of the kids cared! They loved their goodies anyway...with or without the basket.
Typical shot of the two kids together.
This one was attempted right before leaving for church...on our new front porch!

So, what do you do when only one is smiling and the other isn't?
Crop the other one out!

Mikayla looking smiley...

And then it was Austin's turn...Now, why can't they just be smiley together??


After church we headed to Grandpa Charlie & Grandma Ruth's.
We had a delicious lunch and the kids each got an Easter card with "cash" in it (as Mikayla calls it).

I have no idea where she got this, but since she had no pockets in her dress, Mikayla decided to stick it down the front of her dress. Ummm...let's not do that in the future, OK sweetheart?

The grandparents also planned an Easter egg hunt (the only one for the kids this year). I pretty much relied on the in-laws to give my kids the "Easter activities" experience since my mind was elsewhere with all of the packing, moving, and unpacking.

Humor me kids and give me one cute shot with your baskets.

And, OK, we're done. What's in these things?

Before leaving for the drive home, the kids got to dye eggs...
told you I was relying on them for the fun?

All in all a fun day of celebrating the Risen One, good food, and being with family! Who could ask for anything more?

Thursday, April 29, 2010

birthday preview...more to come!

Mikayla had a wonderful birthday...
she got to celebrate THREE times!

More to come later after I unwind from a morning of *sweet* chaos with three of Mikayla's "fairy" best friends!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

my birthday girl


Thursday, April 15, 2010

haven't been by in awhile...

Not sure if you've noticed, but I haven't been by in awhile. *wink* Getting settled into our new house and still continuing with daily life has been a serious balancing act. So, my blog has been put on the back burner...yet AGAIN! I really do hope to be back one day into my regularly blogging groove.

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Hope to "see" you all soon!

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