Monday, April 23, 2012

Kiah's Rock & Roll Superstar Dress Up Birthday

Kiah is 4!  And a Rock & Roll Superstar, obviously.




Many more pictures from Tombi's camera available for viewing online here.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Spelling Game

One of Conan's current favorite games is "spelling" words with the alphabet magnets on the fridge.  He chooses a word, and I write it down in block capital letters on a scrap of paper and put it up on the fridge (with a magnet, of course).  Then he finds the letters and assembles them in order to spell the word with the magnets.  He can spend quite a long period of time at it, and he's really creative with the words he chooses.  It's lots of fun, and pretty impressive for his age.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter Weekend

We had a great big busy weekend and lovely warm spring weather for Easter, so there are lots of pictures. 

Friday night Gabe and Morgan came up from Olympia, so we had Saturday morning with them. Conan and Morgan had a great time playing together. They read books, jumped on the bed, rode trikes and bikes outside, and even practiced hiding and finding Easter eggs around the house.

 In the afternoon we all went to Acme for Vicki Sue's 1st birthday party, which was a fun outdoor affair. Lots of friends both young and old were there to mark the occasion. We ate BBQ and cake, caught up with friends while enjoying the spring sunshine and the kids' rubber ducky hunt.

 And as if that wasn't enough fun to pack into one day, we had Grandma Debbie, Grandpa Poppy, and cousin Chloe over for dinner and playtime in the evening!

 Sunday morning we headed out early to GG's house because we heard the Easter Bunny had delivered a basket there for Conan, as well as one for Chloe. Sure enough! After the kids had opened all the plastic eggs in their baskets and blown soap bubbles off the deck for a little while, we went outside for the first of many egg hunts in the yard. Odessa arrived and joined in for the big final egg hunt.

 It was a perfect spring day, and as usual GG's garden was beautiful with all the spring flowers. We ate a great big Easter dinner with all the family, and enjoyed visiting with the whole family until late in the afternoon, including comparing the baby bellies of both Jess (6 weeks to go) and Svea (9 weeks to go). It's incredible to think that next year we'll have two new little ones joining in the fun!

Conan fell asleep in the car on the way home, all tuckered out from a long weekend of fun. He did not wake up for dinner, and in fact slept in late the next morning - achieving about 15 hours of sleep in all.  I wish I could sleep like that!

Monday, April 02, 2012

Bridge Building

The audio is troublesome on this movie, due mostly to the weed-whacking going on in the background.  Conan is explaining that he is building a bridge, and it needs lots of hammering because many of the parts are still too loose.  But you hardly need him to explain that, since it's obviously a bridge.  Right?