Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
So again, as in years past, we don’t mess around when it comes to Easter Egg dyeing. We did it a little early again this year because Dominic was leaving for Alaska and that way we had another egg eater for a few days before he left. We tackled dying 5 dozen Easter eggs on Monday night for FHE.
This year was fun in that neither Penny or Dominic needed assistance and Dominic was really quite creative. Even after doing 5 dozen eggs, my kids could have kept going. There is never enough!
Penny learned what fun things the crayons could do and there was no stopping her. She scribbled and scribbled and even was successful in making a happy face which is really hard to do on a curved surface!
I told Dominic the art of making dinosaur eggs like my brothers used to do. He had fun dipping a few eggs in every color till he could get the perfect brown.
We skyped with Penny Grandma and Michael just hammed it up! He made a mess of the strawberries, I’m not sure how many actually made it to his mouth.
Hard at work:
Notice all the colors of the eggs on Penny’s side? She was a little biased to the pink dye directly in front of her.
Half of the finished products. Eggs anyone?
Somebody was a little mad that he couldn’t actually get down and play with the eggs. And I think mad was an understatement.
So then we proceeded to have an Easter Egg hunt that night. I hid 30 eggs in pretty easy places and Penny and Dominic searched and searched till they got their trays full. I LOVE the surprise of a good find. It was a fun night
However, when all was said and done we had one lost egg and for the life of me I could not find it (even though I hid them all). I looked again and again and again to no avail, this egg could not be found! This was on Monday. On Friday Penny tripped and fell playing and landed with her nose up against Michael’s walker to which she then exclaimed, “Oh, hey! An egg!”
Sean and I were lost in a fit of laughter. I’m so glad we did not have to wait until it stunk up the house to find it.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
I wish that I could show you the rest of this pictures without completely humiliating my oldest child. But I won’t. You’ll have to just imagine the rest.
Enter Dominic, wearing a cape and underwear laughing hysterically and mom on computer in a haze of getting things done.
To which he then says, “Captain Underpants!”
I could not control my laughter. Man, I love this kid.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I noticed her looking at me when she went to back up. She stopped for a second and just watched as I buckled Penny in. I pretended not to notice completely, though I shot her a smile. You could see in her eyes the reason for the stare; the reason for her adoring smile. She even had her chin resting in her hand as if daydreaming. It seemed to me that she was remembering when she had little kids to corral and buckle in while she ran around doing errands. From her age they were no doubt grown and out of the house now. It seriously took my breath away and when I drove away a few minutes later it almost brought me to tears. In that brief moment I also saw myself in 25 years looking in awe at someone with their little children remembering today and how amazing it is to be THEIR mom. I love my job. Thank you random lady for noticing us because believe me......I noticed you too.