Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Catch Up

Things have been happ,  happ, happenin' around these parts.  I rarely photograph or document the fun anymore, it seems.  For the sake of looking back on this twenty years from now, it's time to play catch up!  Nora mastered the monkey bars a few weeks ago and now we can't get her to come down from them.  She monkeys around as often as she can. 

This sport (basketball) has already ended.  We had a fun season and the boys learned a lot more about passing and passing before shooting.  Ezra learned to loooooook down court and pass to your open man before the D has a chance to get down there.  It was fun to watch the boys develop.  During several games it looked like real basketball!
 And we are now into this sport. 
 And now our boy does this!

Yep, kid pitch this year.  Scary!  No more machines.

The kids had their spring concert.  Thankfully the 1st and 2nd graders perform together--that means one busy night instead of two.  It was fun to see them enjoy singing. 

And last week as one last final blast of spring break fun, we ventured down to the Pacific Science Center.  Henry loved the butterfly house.  He didn't know where to look--so many colorful flying things.  A few flew right for his face and that really startled him.  I wish that I could handle video taping while holding him, because I would have loved to watch his face again and again.  I could have stayed in that exhibit all day just watching him.  However, my girls get hot easily and the 85 degrees was bothering them after just a few minutes.

 Daddy met us after lunch time and joined in on the fun. 

 The sky looks foreboding, but it actually stayed dry all day.
 And on Sunday, we enjoyed Easter.  He IS risen!   I am so thankful for a living, loving Saviour.  The kids are old enough to discuss the meaning of Christ's death and resurrection and we enjoyed talking about it with them all weekend.  Sunday we were privileged to drive down to Grandma's house for Easter dinner.  Lots of aunts, uncles and cousins were able to make it out and it was a full house. 
 Grandma provided an egg hunt for the kids again.  Thanks Great Grandma!

 Henry was plum tuckered after an already full day and decided he had found a nice cozy place for a nap.
 While he napped and Nora played with the others, Tadd and I took a walk with our oldest.  It was strange to be just four of us--it was kind of fun. 
 And finally....Henry tried calamari--I don't think he liked it.
 Then again, maybe he did.

Until next time, folks!


Mike, Alice, and Hank the DOG said...

Twas a great visit! Thanks so much!

Megan Miller said...

Fun to see y'all in action! L-O-V-E those last pictures of Henry! I NEED to squeeze him!!

NaomiG said...

Oh I love all these pictures! So fun to see Henry, and well, Nora and Caroline and Ezra too! Haha. We made it to so many awesome places, but not to the Science Center while we lived there--such a weird thing to overlook!

Adkins Family said...

Nora and Wyatt must have discussed how to make fun faces for pictures... either that or it's their age. Love all the photos!