March 31, 2010

A Photo Shoot!

There have been a few milestones in our lives lately, the birth of Jaden and Rylie turning 2! This called for a photo shoot! We hired Megan Newton, a former student in our ministry, to do the deed. (She did Rylie's newborn photo's two years ago.) We LOVE how she captured the freshness of our dear Jaden, and the sparkle of Rylie. The pictures just came in the mail here are a bunch!

Our Sweet Baby Jaden

Our Precious Rylie

March 28, 2010

Easter Egg Hunt

At church today Rylie did her first Easter Egg Hunt of the season. SHE WAS TOTALLY INTO IT. Seriously...we had to hold her back from going after the eggs too early, and she cried at the restraint. Two minutes can be a very long time to wait when you are staring at the prize!

Needless to say, as soon as the mass of kids got the green light, she was off! I had a few parents ask me, "Is she always this excited?" Love it. Her basket was full within minutes. Wow, what a difference a year makes! (Last year she was totally into the toys that the eggs were on, and not as much the eggs!) Eventually, we did have to tear her away from the playground where the hunt took place...which caused another round of tears! Ha. You would have thought she went through a war zone by the looks of her as we left the church. She has a scrape up her leg that was bleeding, an even larger scratch on her upper thigh, her face was all dirty, her hair was chaos, and the entire front of her dress was soaking wet with dirty water...after she did a super-man fall/dive into a puddle in the parking lot (before the hunt!) Alas, what a way to spend a Sabbath!

Painting the Snow

Here we are...painting the snow with colored water from a squirt bottle. Simple pleasures. We did Red, Orange, Blue, Green, and Purple. Oh the creativity!

March 24, 2010

The Tale of Seven Eggs

Today was a snow day...which made for a perfect day to decorate Easter Eggs!!!!

Rylie, of course, was totally into it each step of the way. We started with 7 eggs...and 4 survived the process. Here is the journey of our Princess Easter Eggs.

What was Jaden doing this whole time??? Hanging out in her swing...for the most part, sleeping away!

Another fun activity that Rylie discovered...was flying the swifter broom around the house!