Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Our Busy Season

April and May are always busy, busy, busy around here! Between birthdays and Easter and other days, and then throw in Spring Break, a weekend away for me, a sick dog, baseball and t-ball -- that makes for Super Busy!

But, we are taking it all in stride.

Anna is now officially without glasses until her new ones come in.  After her blue ones got smashed in the parking lot, she was down to one pair (BTW - this is a replacement pair for the ones she tossed down the elevator shaft while in San Diego), but they have gone missing.  I am confident that they will show up - eventually, but I went ahead and ordered her a new pair anyway.  Seriously, I should just give her $1 bills to toss every time she gets angry instead of her glasses -- it would be much cheaper!

I got to get away for a girls' weekend last weekend.  Not an overly exciting destination (Kansas), but it was so nice to be home.  It was a much needed break for me, and a great time hanging out with and catching up with some of my good friends.  And, we got to celebrate the wedding of another good friend.  The worst part of the weekend was the 3.5 hour delay getting home!  I didn't land until almost 1 AM, and didn't get home until almost 2 AM.

To make the flight delay worse, we came home to a sick doggie =(  Poor Maggie.  She is having some bladder control issues and currently banished to the garage until I can get her into the vet tomorrow. I am hoping she just has a UTI or some other ailment that can be cured, and not that she is just getting old (which she is...will be 10 in July!).

Charlie had his front two teeth pulled today.  After a trip to the orthodontist last week, we opened up a savings account for pending orthodontic bills (not really - but we should!).  In addition to the tooth extractions, the poor kid has a palate expander, braces and headgear in his future...he should have a Hollywood smile by the time he is 20!  =)

Spring sports are in full swing.  Charlie has his first baseball game this week and Paige has her first t-ball game.  Look for pictures to come.  Anna starts her Young Athletes Program with the Special Olympics in a couple of weeks -- can't wait!

And, Jonathan and Paige have their birthdays next week!

So much going on around here...I can't keep up! =)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Happy 4th Birthday, Anna!!!

Happy 4th Birthday to our adorably sweet, incredibly frustrating, snuggly soft, embarrassingly loud, abundantly blessed, magically inspiring, fearfully and wonderfully made, chromosomally enhanced little angel!!

We love you Anna Banana Pants!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Road Trip!

We are on spring break this week and the kids and I decided to take a little road trip.  We packed up the car and went to visit Miss Emilia and family!

It was a quick up and back trip, but so much fun!

Anna had lots of love to give...
Em is not so sure about Anna =)

And some sage advice...
Yes - Anna is HUGE! So much for "small stature"
Please ignore the chocolate all over the girls' faces  =)

And who could resist the adorable Miss Emilia??

It was great to see this wonderful family again.  Hopefully it won't be another 2 years!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter 2012

Happy Easter!   I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday.

We got all dressed up and tried to get a couple of good pictures.  It was a little chilly so Anna was making funny faces, and poor Paige had a scrape on her nose from falling off her bike.

The Easter Bunny filled our baskets...

Lego Friends...Legos for Girls!

Batting gloves!

And the Easter Bunny brought eggs for an egg hunt with our cousins and friends...

Is there anything cute than little girls in Easter dresses?

The parents making sure all the eggs were found =)

And, to top off the day, we celebrated Anna's (4/15) and her cousin Hudson's (4/1) birthdays!  Anna was getting worn out from all the activities, so she decided to chill in front of the TV for awhile.  But, she rallied for cake and ice-cream =)  Check out the cool lightsaber cake Anna's uncle made!

Hope your day was blessed! He is Risen!!!