Tuesday, April 30, 2013

 Phillip had a mishap at scouts last week.  If my ankle looked like that, I definitely would have gone in to a doctor.  Not Phillip. 
 I recently took the kids to the library to see Clifford.  They were pretty excited to see him, but I must say, I had grander visions of what Clifford's costume would be.  I was expecting a little more than a glorified mascot. 

 This morning we took advantage of some warm weather by playing on the back patio

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

 Stella got her first official haircut on Tuesday.  The lady that cut Stella's hair gave her a sucker to occupy her during the whole process.  Stella was a little nervous at first, but when the sucker was whipped out she became completely content. 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

 Yesterday we went tubing with the kids.  Phillip found a couple of semi tire tubes which we used to slide down the mountain. 
 Brad loved tubing. 
Phillip used the smaller tube to go down with Stella.  He felt he could control his speed better with it. 

It was a lot of fun going down on the big tube.  I didn't get wet at all which is important to me. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

 Yesterday, we pulled out a lot of previous preschool packets.  Brad made some cupcakes, went fishing, and did some elephant games.  I think Brad enjoyed getting "old" stuff out.
 I pulled out the toddler table for Brad's preschool stuff, and I kept it out for lunch.  I let Stella sit at it for the first time yesterday, and she thought she was so big.  She swung her legs and kept giving me ridiculous smiles. 

 I think the two cheesers really enjoyed sitting at the same table.  They were pretty silly. 
 This is a common occurrence around our house.  Whenever Phillip does pushups while the kids are around, they always want to jump on his back.  Poor Phillip.  Unfortunately, when I go to the church gym to workout with some ladies in the ward, Stella thinks she can hop on me when I do similar exercises.  I'll just say it isn't as easy as Phillip makes it look. 

 Stella has been climbing on Brad's trike lately.  She thinks she's pretty big stuff even though she can't even reach the peddles. 

Friday, April 5, 2013

 The other day, we planted our pineapple.  We'll see how it does.  We also started another one in water, but it's looking quite sickly, so I don't know if the roots will sprout for us. 
My jasmine plant has a bloom!  I tried to get the kids to smell it.  Bradford acted like I was asking him to touch a snake.  Not sure why. 
 Stella didn't understand and tried to eat it. 
 She has also figured out where I store the cereal and the chips.  I may need to rethink where I have placed them. 
Lately, Bradford is amused by locking himself into Stella's highchair and hopping across the floor. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

 Easter morning.  Stella was up first, and we figured it would be a good idea to give her a head start.  Brad wasn't far behind her when he heard all the commotion about eggs and candy. 
 Stella was pretty quick about stuffing candy into her mouth. 
 In this picture, Brad is still waking up and trying to figure out everything that's going on around him.

 In this picture, he's gotten the hang of it all, and he's running to put eggs in his bucket as fast as he can. 
 Stella wasn't interested in gathering too many eggs.  She just wanted to eat what she saw in her basket.  

 In this picture, Stella is trying to figure out how she can get her hands on Brad's Cadbury Eggs. 

 My mom sent these glasses for the kids.  Brad thought they were great until he realized he couldn't eat his candy while they were on his face. 

This is my one attempt at taking pictures of the kids in their Easter outfits.  I received so little cooperation from all parties in the house that I decided not to take any more. 

 We had a nice Easter, and it was a beautiful day in Laramie;  we didn't have much wind, and the temperature was in the 60s.