Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Yea for smelly, dirty socks and muddy little boys!

Spring has finally sprung - I love this time of year when everything seems to be given a new life. We did have a great winter - lots of snow, amazing skiing and time to bunker down at home and enjoy just being home, but it seems like just when you are starting to get a litte tired of the blah surroundings, Spring fever hits! I love Utah weather - all 4 seasons appeal to me in one way or another, and I look forward to each one.

The kids just started school again today - they have been out for spring break since last week - Thurs, Fri, and then Mon, and Tues of this week. We've had a lot of activity and go go go, Jewelia and Lori and I had a lot of fun together with the kids...They are awesome moms.

We had a fun week- along with all the Easter celebrations, we were able to go out for lunch, catch Horton Hears a Who and played at the Castle Park with all of the rest of the Davis County mom's and kids. If you haven't seen the new Dr. Seuss movie, go see it! Horton Hears a Who. I loved the book - it has a great message in it. I laughed, I cried.....great show!

However - the very best part of the last few days is that my boys all were completely exhausted, ready to go to bed on their own, and had smelly, dirty socks and dried mud all over their bodies from playing OUTSIDE at the park. Yea for spring! But beware - Apparantly if you go to the castle park on Nichols road, watch out for CROCODILES IN THE SWAMP!! Ethan and his friends ventured down the trails to the little creek and Ethan swears on his 5 long years of life that he saw a crocodiles body in the creek. CRIKEY!!!!!!! Luckily, its head was underwater so he didn't spot Ethan. But the next tasty little 5 year old adventurer might not find the same good fortune.......

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

In my Easter bonnet...

Eva and Ethan in their Easter outfits up at Grandma and Grandpa Darrohn's house for dinner - Eva in her princess dress and Ethan in his little man outfit. Becks didn't want to participate in pictures - only wanted to run as fast as he could to jump on the trampoline. Who wouldn't?!

Buddy and Dooders in flight.

Easter Traditions

We had our 15th annual Easter Egg hunt here in the neighborhood for the kiddos. We've only been here 8 years - the Green's started it way back before we were here, and it is something we look forward to every year.

The kids love it - they all line up in the driveway and on the count of 3 - 1...2...3...It's off to the races! It was a bright and sunny morning, but all of the kids little fingers froze! "Who Cares!" they say - they're coming home with chocolate and candy up to their armpits! We all enjoy a big potluck breakfast in the middle of the neighborhood circle and the adults get to talk and catch up.

Jackpot!! I love this stuff!

Eva and her easter egg huntin' friends, McKall and Natalie. Brandon decided to make a guest appearance in their picture.

Here are the kids + 1 Easter morning. We had Ethan's buddy Harrison staying with us over the weekend while his mean parents left to go look for a house in Virginia. Dang them. This moving across the country thing has got to stop!! We'll miss them.....again. Emails, phone, just the girls' trips - they all help to keep the friendship strong - but we're still not happy about it. Only happy for their successes....
Ethan painting his new car he got from the Easter Bunny. Nice Job, Dooders!

Daddy loves his kiddos! All the boys Easter morning taking a break from eating those nasty Peeps to pile on dad. Feel the love~

Friday, March 14, 2008

Happy Easter?

Kerry just informed me that we are speaking in sacrament meeting on Easter Sunday. Help!!!!!

Eva's 1st Piano Recital

Eva had her first piano recital on February 22nd, 2008. I was so proud of her! She did such a beautiful job and really worked hard on her recital pieces. She has been taking lessons since September from a wonderful teacher - Juliet Smedley - who seems to be able to reach her. When mom tries to help with practicing, it usually isn't a smooth process. Eva likes to do it on her own terms, her own way, her own notes,(even if they don't exist). That is my Eva. She is determined, fiesty, decisive, knows what she wants, but with all of that, she can even be a bit shy, too.
The weeks leading up to her recital, Eva told me that she HAD to have a dress, she couldn't wear a skirt, because she had to be able to hold up the sides of the dress to curtsy. These things are very important to 8 year old girls, so we did end up finding her a dress that 'would allow oneself to curtsy properly'. Eva was the first to play - something I thought was very brave of her to do being a first time performer. Grandma and Grandpa Darrohn and her aunt Britter and friend Natalie all came to support her and to hear her play. It is awesome as a mom to see your child work hard and take pride in their accomplishments. Great Job my little Eva Diva. I love you!