27 April 2011

Egg Decorating.

Mommie Mule
If you have not noticed I tend to get a little excited about Holidays. My husband claims we have holiweeks instead of holidays. Just cause Hunter went to four egg hunts and had three egg decorating get togethers doesn't mean I go overboard.... Okay even I realize that may have a bit much. Course I will do it all again next year since Hunter (next year Lorelei) enjoy it so much.

Following the girls lead.
Every year since we have known the girls we have decorated eggs together. This is when he gets the most into egg decorating. He loves the girls company and prays for the every night. He also asks on a bi -daily basis to hang out with them. I am glad Hunter cares so much for his friends!

Dairy Farm

Mommie where are the pigs?
A lady at church did us a wonderful favor by setting up a tour at the dairy farm. Living in the mid west we are around cows frequently, but don't always get to see the behind the scenes of where your food comes from. Hunter is still talking about the cows he enjoyed it so much. I am so glad from an early age he gets exposure where some of our "groceries" come from.

Fine I will look at camera. No smile though!
It has been raining here quite a bit so I think the mud was one of the main attractions for the children.

They are pooping not milking.
It was really interesting to see a smaller scale farm and how they operate. My previous experience with dairy farms were much larger.

Can I drive the bobcat please?!

Ugh a picture with mommie!
I was glad Hunter was excited about the "baby cows". We are thinking about starting him in 4H when he turns four.

We are blessed to have a great church family to do so many interesting things with!

Easter and Egg Hunts!

Easter Bunny gifts waiting for the kiddos when they woke up.
I absolutely love holidays! Holidays are especially more fun when you get to watch your children's pure enjoyment.

Hunter in class Easter Morning.
Easter morning was a bit rushed since I teach the 2-3 year olds bible class. I went a little over board for class Easter morning. I had gift bags for every kid and every kid got silly bands, chocolate dipped peeps, easter suckers, stickers, eggs, and candy. We had fun crafts, games, stories, and songs. Conveying the importance of resurrection to 2 and 3 year olds was a little interesting, but they really enjoyed themselves and kept saying Thank you Jesus.

Cleaning House at the Church Egg Hunt
Immediately following services we had an egg hunt. I think every member in church donated eggs. Hunter came home with a plethora of goodies and a huge grin on his face. It was wonderful getting to do such a fun activity with our church family.

Looking through his goodies in his basket made by Papa and Granny Di
Our Easter tradition is having to find your bunny easter basket. I filled the basket with books, both my children's love. Hunter immediately plopped down and started looking for the books. While Hunter was distracted Lorelei went for the eggs.

Lorelei got caught chasing an Egg

Hunter on the run for more eggs.
Of course we did our own egg hunt. Hunter had about 4 dozen okay maybe 6 dozen eggs to Hunt for all by himself. Most were filled with toys and hot wheel cars since he gets plenty of candy as it is on holidays. Hunter did really well. He found 2/3rds of the eggs until he started getting cold, so I made him take pictures and we went and ate a wonderful meal.

Me torturing my family with the required family photo.
I really need to be more cognoscente about getting more family pictures.

Lorelei cute in her fluffy dress and bunny ears!
Hunter will have competition next year for eggs. Lorelei was so enamored with the eggs. She was so cute. I tried to get Hunter to get a picture with me, but he was a little distracted with all the fun.

Hunter and Papa flying "lightening" kite
After dinner Hunter and Lorelei opened their goodies from Papa and Auntie. They are always so giving to our children. Hunter was almost as excited as Papa was about the Lightening McQueen kite.

Flying the kite
By this time Tony and I were exhausted and done for the day even though the kiddos were still ready to roll. Tony and I somehow mustered the energy to take Hunter to his 3rd egg hunt of the day to my Grandparent's.

On the run for more eggs
How Hunter was still able to run around with pure glee is unnatural I think. This time the eggs were hidden a little more, so Hunter had to work more for the eggs. He did a great job. Then when they found all the eggs he wanted to keep playing, so I sat on the porch chucking candy for him to go run and chase.

Having to look a bit harder. 
He thought the egg fetch game was awesome! Too funny I think. When he would come back with his loot he would say "One for you, and you, and me." while placing a piece of candy in each of their baskets. He is far from a great sharer as he is only 3, but he frequently impresses me!

So cute running in his little suit!
Hope you all had a great Easter! We sure enjoyed ourselves!

Oh and Thank you to my husband who tolerates my insanity!

26 April 2011

Friends Carnival After Hunt

Hunter and Julie tackling the obstacle course.
Following the Friend's egg hunt the real fun begins at the carnival. Being a parent of more than one child it is a learning experience keeping track of both my children. Luckily only one is mobile right now. Hunter would zip from one thing to another as he had done in previous years I was just struggling zipping behind him with baby in tow. Hunter love the obstacle course. He probably went with Julie on it at least five times.

So cute with his little tie in the bouncer. 
I thought Hunter bouncing in his cute tie was perfectly adorable. Aunt Terra always does a great job picking out clothes. Hunter would circle this bouncer over and over. If I ever lost site of the dude I would check this bouncer and luckily that is where he would always be. 

There were also lots of carnival games and Hunter raked in the prizes! He even learned an early reader Thomas book which he was completely ecstatic about!

Both exhausted after a long day.
At the end of the day when the line is gone I torture my children by making them take a picture with the Bunny. I would do it before they are exhausted but at that time the line is 50 feet long, so we just grab one quick before going home.

Hunter did not want to be left out. 
Hunter was jealous that he wasn't in the picture with Johnie, so we grabbed one to appease the exhausted dude.

And he is out for the count!
The true sign of a good time is when they are out before you hit the street!

Friends University Easter Bash 2011

Required picture with Freddy the Falcon
Since Hunter has been born we have made the Friend's University Easter Bash apart of our Holiday tradition. Even though it was only forty degrees this year. Hunter had a blast as usual. I think he had even more fun since we invited his good friend Johnnie along this time as well. 
Lorelei enjoying watching from a warm spot.
This was Lorelei's first year for the Easter bash. She enjoyed watching everyone running around. I definitely think she will enjoy it a lot more next year when she will be hunting her own eggs!
Hunter running for eggs.
Friend's does such a great job at making sure there are plenty of eggs for everyone. Hunter would spill them out of the back end of his truck and put candy in other peoples baskets and he still came back with tons of candy! This year Hunter really got into the egg hunting part of Easter!
Hunter and Johnie working at finding the eggs.

25 April 2011

Six month/ Easter Pix

My two "perfect" babies


Love the dress poof!

Exhausted babies.

Finally a smile.

Drunk on Candy?



My cute lil man!