Friday, April 29, 2011

The calm after the storm

After weeks of storms, we had a much needed break and were able to get outside to play. We were enjoying ourselves the sky grew darker which meant another round of storms were approaching. Luckily, we made it inside before the storm hit. As we were just about to sit down to dinner, I noticed a rainbow outside the window. The next thing I know, Holden and Rylan jump on their "vehicles" in search of the pot of gold! These crazy boys! Finally, I gathered these two back into the house before the next set of showers began. The boys were so excited about seeing the rainbow that they kept watching out the window after dinner to see if they could see it again. Then all of a sudden they started yelling, "There is a rainbow!" So back outside we went to take a closer look. By now it is getting pretty late, so we run back inside to get ready for bed and it was starting to rain again anyways, go figure! After our nightly ritual of baths, pj's, books and so on, the boys insisted on looking out the window once again. You will not believe it but there was another rainbow!!! This time we could see the entire rainbow from Holden's room! What are the chances of seeing 3 separate rainbows in the same day?! It has to mean something right? Whatever the meaning, it was so much fun searching and watching nature's beauty this evening!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter 2011

Here is a little recap of our Easter Sunday...

Breakfast surprises, Easter Bunny treats, handsome boys before church, (might I add it is always difficult to get a good picture of these two munchkins but I will tell you they looked handsome and so grown up today!) and finally, a brief break with the rain and we were able to have an Easter egg hunt outside. It was brief but I will take it! All and all a busy, wet but fun Easter!

Happy Easter yall!!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Ready for the Easter Bunny!

Can you tell these two are ready for the Easter Bunny?

Friday, April 22, 2011

Preschool Easter Parties

Thursday were the boys annual preschool Easter parties. Holden's class had a student only party but we were asked to come 15 minutes early to help with the Easter egg hunt. Which worked out perfect for me, since Rylan's party was the same day. Both parties I signed up for desserts, since they are so fun to make! For Holden's class I made bunny cookie pops and for Rylan's class I made nest egg cupcakes. As I do every year, I made fishy carrot bags for all their friends.

Rylan's Easter party the kids enjoyed lots of yummy treats and for their craft they made bunny hats. Rylan was such a ham walking around with his hat! Rylan is so funny he just loves school and is always asking if it is his school day. I love this picture of him and Miss Robin first he it trying to be serious and smile but then he turns into his true self...a HAM!

Finally, Holden's egg hunt! It was wet and muddy, but it did not bother these kiddos, all they cared about were the eggs!

Another set of parties and great preschool memory.

Bunnies and Egg treats

It has been a busy week of Easter activities around here. Holden and I made pine cone bunnies. Which sounds a little crazy but actually turned out pretty cute. Last week, while we were walking around the neighborhood, we gathered pine cones not knowing what in the world we were going to do with them, we gathered several anyways. Then I came upon this simple Easter craft! With a little glue, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and a cotton ball, we came up with these cute bunnies. And they would not be bunnies without their little bunny tails, now would they. For several weeks, the boys have commented about the Rice Krispie commercial with the kids making the egg rice krispie treats with the surprise in the middle and how they wanted to make them. Well, I went online to get the directions but after reading how you molded it by hand to look like an egg, I knew we had to come up with something different. There was no way they would be able to mold an egg without getting frustrated. So we came up with our own recipe. First we made the rice krispies...these two love to help out! Of course they had to taste the treat batter to make sure it was suitable for the eggs. Once they decide it tasted pretty good, they spooned the treats into each side of the egg, added some mini M&M's for a "surprise", and finally closed the eggs. A simple egg treat that is cute and yummy too!