Friday, April 17, 2015

Spring Break

My brother Todd and his family drove down from Seattle for Spring Break to go to the cabin, and then to be here for Jack's baptism at the end of the week when he turned 8.

We had so much fun with them here. One day we went bowling, then to lunch, and then to the park. We played straight until 5 and then the kids crashed on the way home.

Tyler had so much fun with all his boy cousins. He and Ezra played so well together at the park and just ran around for hours.

Mckinley found some little girls at the park to play with and was holding hands with them and doing her princess strut walking around. So funny and so cute.

I can't believe how well these kids did with no nap. We did pay for it later that evening when I had to wake them up at 7:00 but it was so worth it. So fun to spend so much time with family!

My cute pregnant sister Amy flew in from Arizona that weekend as well. We had a baby shower for her while she was here. Kristen did such a great job and made everything so cute.

Mckinley was so excited to come to Amy's party but then shew as pretty bored being the only little kid there.

There's Amy's cute 34 week belly.

Mckinley has been pulling April Fool's pranks on us all month, after she learned what April Fool's Day was in preschool. She bit off all the skin of her purple grape and said "Mom, I don't know how I got a green grape in here." I believed her. She gets me every time.

Winter Cabin Trip

The day after Easter we headed up to the cabin. All our kids slept on the way up which made for a nice drive.

My mom rented a snowmobile, even though we knew there wasn't going to be as much snow as we hoped. But we needed a way to cart all our stuff and the little kids into the cabin. It worked out really well and we still had a lot of fun with the snowmobile riding around and stuff.

Mckinley loved hanging out with Jack. I love how she has her arm linked around his, watching a movie.

Tyler and Kallie were so cute in all their snow clothes and had so much fun playing around out in the snow. The snow was old and crunchy which actually made the trip a lot better for them because it was easy for them to walk around without sinking in.

We found a pretty fun sledding hill really close to the cabin and had a lot of fun sledding.

I'm pretty sure Tyler was happy here. Maybe the sun was in his eyes?

Going to the cabin in the winter is a lot of work, and we are not exactly "snow" people, so I don't know how often we'll do it again, but we sure are excited to go up in the summer when we can drive all the way in.

Easter Sunday

Brandon's dad does such a fun, huge Easter Egg hunt every year. Our kids just love it. They found so many eggs and fun surprises.

All the cousins with their baskets full.

I love that my kids are all saying "cheese" but none of them are looking at the camera.

By the time Easter Sunday rolled around we had done so many Easter Egg hunts that we were kind of done with that. We did have a nice dinner at my mom's house with my brother Todd who drove down from Seattle for Spring Break.