Monday, March 31, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
The first stop is almost always the pond, brimming with fish that the kids LOVE to feed! Papa built this deck, too.
As we ventured along the perimeter of the land, Jared kept stopping to explore...
and Hannah Banana...
Jared finished up the day once again... drawing in the dirt!
All in all, it was a wonderful Easter day!
Sarah occasionally gave Jared a helpful hint!
And even after one of these "hints" he was gleeful! "I found one, Mommy!"
Finally Jared stopped to examine his hard won treasures!
Sarah (who is now 10) has always been good with the kids. Josiah is certainly enamored of her!
Micah had a great time riding Jared's new tricycle!
Here is Jared putting on his shoes for the big Easter Egg hunt!
Laurel and her lovely kids-- Micah, Hannah and Sarah...
Here is Josiah hanging out with his Papa-- one of his favorite things to do! He has fallen asleep many times in that very spot!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Jared was all excited and wanted to plunk multiple eggs into each container of dye... He wanted to add stickers before dying the eggs.... He wanted to move eggs from one container of dye to another.... Needless to say I was a bit crazed, but it was a blast nonetheless. The joy he takes in the simplest things makes it worth every second of nervewracking madness.
"Okay, Mom, I'm ready! Can I dunk it yet? Please mom?"
Even Josiah tried to get in on the decorating... here he is with one of the little egg-dunker-things!
"OOh--ooh, Mom! I want to do the stickers! I LOVE stickers!"
"Thanks for helping me up that little hill, Dad! I LOVE my new tricycle!"
Monday, March 10, 2008
Josiah has been rolling over for about a month now and just starting to sit up (pics coming soon!)
Here is Jared laying on the floor with his baby brother. My favorite thing is when he puts his hands on both sides of Siah's face and says, "Siah-- you make me SO HAPPY!"