Well, now that I got all the chick drama off my chest, I can catch up on the last few months. Today in between my chick exploits and my April fools day pranks, I realized. It’s April 1st and I haven’t blogged since January. I find myself wanting to blame it on being busy, but I believe I have used that as the excuse for at least half of my blog posts over the past few years. So, I guess rather then saying, "life is busy", I should just say, "life is normal".
Normal is good, and I enjoy being busy…most of the time.
I will let the pictures I managed to remember to take explain the past few months.
To survive the cold months...
We also took a trip to St George for some much needed sunshine.
|At the top of the cinder cone.|
Maybe the elevation clouded our judgement.
|Our traditional photo for Presidents Day in St George. It gets a little harder to achieve each year.|
|Monkey, Jake and Ross sluffin school and work to enjoy a day of skiing at the Canyons.|
|Thanks to a baby sitting swap for free ski passes and Uncle Ross being sweet enough to lend me his ski gear. Jake even took me|
for a fun day of Skiing at Deer Valley. Also, a big thank you to Gram Wendy for babysitting! It was so amazing!
|Even little Melly Girl got her first try at skiing on a special date with Daddy up at Park City.|
We had some other big firsts in our family....
Autumns CRAZY hair finally got long enough to put it into Piggy's. THANK GOODNESS!!!
|Hudson lost his first tooth. I thought I might cry, but I managed to keep it together.|
He was pretty excited that the tooth fairy came and brought him "one quarter and one dollar bill, even though I was just hoping for the dollar bill."
We started working on the back yard. Hooray!
On the hunt for treats at the Heber City Egg hunt.
How can such beautiful things be so difficult to photograph!?!
|Delicous and Educational.|
Jake taught us the story of Easter by making us
"empty tomb" rolls he learned how to make in Home Ec..
(Only in Utah ha ha. Am I right ?!?)
The longer I have kids, the more I like holidays. Its just an excuse to do silly things to make the day as fun and special as possible. As long as they are little and enjoy it, I will probably continue with this. Recently for St Patrick's day, in addition to all the not so visually appetizing green foods I served up for them, I spent a ridiculous amount of time searching for chocolate gold coins to use for the pot of gold at the end of the far too elaborate treasure hunt the "Leprechauns" had left for my kids to find when they awoke. It was so long Ellie lost interest half way through. The same Leprechauns, also thought it would be funny to stick shamrock shaped stickers all over the kids in their sleep, which may or may not have left Ellie with a pretty severe rash the next morning.
For April fools day, I decided to leave it pretty simple with just a few silly pranks. I have at times in my past taken pranks a little too far. You know where you just get a little too excited and it crosses the line from funny to destructive and police may or may not end up being involved. Well, I thought I was being cute. I thought I was being fun. I guess there are some things you just do NOT do.
Like telling Ellie she gets to eat cupcakes for dinner when they are really just meatloaf with blue mashed potato frosting. I'm not sure I have ever seen the kids so mad at me.
I guess there are just some lines you don't cross.
(Getting to wear PJ's during the day and clothes at night was also part of the April Fools fun.)
(I'm not that lazy....yet!)