Monday, April 27, 2009

Playing on the deck

Saturday afternoon, we filled up the girls' Barbie pools on the deck. The Barbie dolls had a fun pool party! Nicholas liked squirting everyone with his squirt guns.

Fishing at Pappy's cabin

On Saturday, we went to Pappy Po's cabin to fish at the pond, take a nature walk, and cook some hotdogs over the fire for lunch. Alina and Maddie each caught a fish all by themselves! Nicholas did a good job bringing in his fish, too. He also enjoyed yelling at the dogs (Cocoa and Taffy) who kept getting dirty in the mud puddles. We saw a turtle on our walk and an osprey catch a fish in its talons. It was a beautiful day, and nice and windy, which kept the bugs away (Mommy was very happy about that!).

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bike rides on a beautiful day

The kids had fun riding their bikes on Friday evening. It was so sunny and warm! Alina and Maddie are getting better at riding - they like to show how they can stand up on the pedals while riding. Maybe by the end of the summer they'll be able to go without the training wheels! Nicholas loves his bike, too. He's still trying to figure out the pedals. He also really enjoys hitting his baseball off the T.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Aunt Nat's Birthday!

O.K. - I've posted a ton of photos from Easter weekend! But the kids had such a good time - I couldn't help it! On Saturday we went to Gee and Pappy's and celebrated Aunt Nat's birthday. The kids had fun with Aunt Nat and Uncle Matt (they had missed them) and with Gee and Pappy. And, of course, they greatly enjoyed the birthday cake and Easter treats!

Aunt Nat's Birthday (and Easter)!

This photo of Nicholas holding his chocolate Mickey Mouse starts the photos from Easter morning at our house. Before we realized it, Nicholas had consumed way too much pastel candy corn - and he was wild all morning. He crashed when we got to church - he spent most of Mass lying on the pew. He was back to his old self by the time we got to Aunt Judi's house.

Easter Morning

Alina and Madeline searching for Easter eggs (Nicholas was too busy eating candy to look for eggs).

If you look closely, you can see the cany corn in Nicholas' teeth.

The girls posing with their new hats, flip-flops, and squirt guns.

All dressed up in their Easter best!

Easter at Aunt Judi's!

We went to Aunt Judi's and Uncle Mac's for Easter dinner. Dani and Matt were home from college and some of their friends were home, too. We had fun playing our traditional game of Uno - and making sure Pap didn't cheat! The kids had so much fun searching for Easter eggs outside (Thank you Dani!!) and spending time with Baba and Pappy Po and everyone else. We missed Aunt Kelly, Uncle Dave, and Aunt Vicky (who couldn't make it in), but we got to talk to them on the phone. In the last photo, Nicholas is asleep on our couch at 6:00 in the evening. Poor little guy - he was so tired, but he had had so much fun!

Easter at Aunt Judi's!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

Random photos

Some random pics of the kiddos playing with their princesses and princes. In the last photo, Nicholas is doing his exercises like Mommy and wearing a belt like Daddy!