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Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter 2014

We spent most of the weekend at Gran and Grandpa's house. They, as usual, were generous hosts and had all kinds of fun in store for the kids.

Don't the boys look sweet in the clothes Nana sent?  (She also picked two brightly colored polo shirts for each.  They wore one set on Palm Sunday and the other for a regular ol' day when I was really behind on laundry and the only other option was the ratty t-shirts they wear to paint in.)

 
Remember when Levi used to look exactly like Lucas??


This little(big) kid is in an especially sweet phase.


We enjoyed worshipping at Lynn and Marji's church.  Whoever is shepherding that congregation really knows what he's doing.


Trying to get a picture of Grammie with the littles.  Charlie's expression pretty much sums things up.  "I don't think this is going to work, Auntie."


It had been too long since we had seen Grammie.  It was so nice to visit with her.


This is Charlie's first Easter on the outside.


Uncle Vint and Lexie were visiting as well.  The boys had SO much fun playing with her.


CHEEEEEESE

The weather was beautiful and the hammock got a lot of use over the weekend. 


Cute baby alert!


It was so fun watching Levi with Charlie.


I see plenty of family resemblance here.


Blonde children and dog with their doting grandparents. 




Saturday, April 12, 2014

Giggling Boys

These kids make me laugh. These kids make each other laugh, too.

 Here they are both in Luke's sleeping bag rolling and rolling.





Spring is here! One neighbor brought this little bouquet to us.
And this was from another neighbor. We so enjoy our cul-de-sac!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Birthday Bike

On his birthday, Milo received his own bike. We had the boys wait in the driveway and Lucas brought it from the backyard around the house. Levi was just as excited as Milo!



It's going to be a fun summer!

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Nana and Papa Visit

We had a lot of fun while my parents were here. As usual, we were treated to good food and all sorts of treats.

 
They got to see Levi play in one of his roller hockey games.

Afterwards we went for Barbeque. While waiting for our food, the kids drew.  This is Ruby's illustration of Levi and a dinosaur.
One morning, the three little boys and I accompanied Nana and Papa while they did some mattress shopping for beds in the lake house.  This happened:
I'm sure the salesmen were excited to see us coming.
Soon they became overcome with exhaustion, though. 
The week previous to my parents' visit was filled with lovely spring temperatures in the high 60s.  As soon as their plane from Boston landed the air turned cold.  We even had some snow showers.
As soon as they left town, though, the temperatures rose again.  It's a bit uncanny how often that happens.  They are definitely bringing New England weather with them as they travel.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Lake House

My parents recently came for a visit. We were so excited to see them and take them to the lake house they had just purchased, sight unseen.
Joel and his crew got them the best housewarming present- a canoe!

We're so excited for fun in the water, s'mores around the firepit, and family game nights.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

These Pictures Make Me So Happy

Oh, these kids. 



Until I was thirteen years old, I had only two cousins.  I saw them less than once a year as they lived first in California then in Okinawa.  It makes me so incredibly happy that my boys have cousins close in age and close in proximity.

Fun Uncle Joel wrestling with all four.


You should have heard the giggles and shrieks!




Monday, March 31, 2014

More Birthday Fun

Milo's 4 year old stats:
Height: 43 inches (95%)
Weight: 40 pounds (80%)

Joined by Gran and Grandpa, we celebrated Milo's birthday with dessert at the Dinosaur Restaurant. He was thrilled by all of the thoughtful presents Gran and Grandpa brought for him.
 

He enjoyed Grandma Dickson's card and gift, too.
My three guys.
A large contingent of waitstaff came out singing and clapping, bearing this dramatic dessert.
Happy Birthday, Milo!