Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter fun

A nasty cold ran through our house last week.  Well, it was more like a slow, scenic tour than a run.  Logan ended up with an ear infection and missed two days of school.  Ryan gets extra moody when he's sick.  Oh joy.  By Thursday, I was feeling it, too.  Did I mention that I had choosen the same week to potty train Ryan?  Yeah, it was crazy.  But it worked out just fine.  I didn't end up with as many photos from Easter as I would have liked.  The cold just sapped my energy and my creativity.  The poor kids didn't even get an egg hunt at home.  They had to wait until we got to Aunt Sandy and Uncle Don's house.  Luckily, they had everything under control, as usual.

Easter with our extended family is always a lot of fun.  Uncle Don hosts an egg hunt for the adults.  He has numbers inside the eggs.  Later, he calls the numbers to give out prizes/gifts.  Then the trading starts.  This year we ended up with ear buds/headphones, a cookbook, a pack of nice pens, honey, 4 different flavors of popcorn seasoning, gourmet applesauce, a flashlight, Rachel Ray's hamburger seasoning in a grinder, 2 DVD's, 2 pairs of sunglasses, a key chain with a light, a 2G memory card and a jar of razzleberry jam.  I might have missed a thing or two.  (I probably would have taken a photo of everything if I had been feeling better.)  The kids just got plain, old candy in theirs.  I think we made out better than they did.  :)

Anyway, here are some photos from the kids' hunt.

Ryan loved this game.

Logan is one of the older kids so he found a lot of eggs.

Ryan loooves candy.  He was so excited when he found some in his eggs.

All the Arizona grandkids. 
There are two more in Califonia for a total of 11.  Eleven 5 years and under- makes for interesting family gatherings.  It is just like when I was little.  Cousins are so FUN!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Beautiful kids

Here are a few favorites from another recent session.  Such BEAUTIFUL kids!

So handsome

Everytime I look at this shot, I think of Elvis...

Sweet kiss from big sister

Every little girl needs a good hat

Easter is coming...

Thursday, April 5, 2012


My photo sessions seem to come in groups.  I did three two weeks ago.  Boy, it sure is fun!  I had a great time with our favorite friends- Missy and Owen.  We play a lot but have never done an actual photo session.  These photos are in honor of Owen's 3rd birthday in January.  Better late than never- right, Missy?  ;)

If it's possible, Missy was even more excited than I was.  She loved the photos we got.  Can't wait to do it again!!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Mud, anyone?

Logan started t-ball last week.  Jason and I took him out to the park a couple times to practice.  One of these days, Ryan got bored when it wasn't his turn.  He wandered around and found a mud puddle.  A small lake, seems more accurate.  Before we could stop him, he jumped in.  At that point, it was too late so we just let him play while we practiced.  Of course I didn't have my camera.  We were at the neighborhood park on the next street.  I didn't even bring my phone or purse.  So I did the next best thing:  I sent Jason over with his new iPhone.  He has been paying attention because he tried to catch Ryan in mid air.

He was so happy!  Jason and I just laughed.  He was such a mess.

Should I add that this was the first time he'd worn this brand new WHITE shirt with a cool camo tank on it?  I did end up getting the stains out after about 3 washes.

For the ride home, we stripped him down to his diaper and he sat in the back with me.  He even had grass stuck to his eyelashes.  Crazy kid! 

P.S.  More to come from T-ball.  Logan missed the first game last night because he's sick.  Hopefully next week...