Friday, April 27, 2012

Finley's Cupcakes

These are some really cute Easter basket cupcakes that Finley made for her class. She decorated them all by herself! I only smeared on the green icing for her! She worked hard!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Easter Sunday

I'm trying to post my Easter pics and blogspot has decided to use a new format. While I was adding my photos, it just decided to put them in random order-not at all how I loaded them. Is anyone else having trouble? Can you tell me what the secret is to loading photos? Help! Now to the pics, here we go in no particular order...........

 We went to Brandi's house to dye eggs. Gunnar needed to slide.

                                                         He was really sleepy, too.

Gunnar was particularly messy while dying his eggs. He wanted to throw them in the dye.

 I'm really sad when I say that Slade just wasn't into eggs this year. I guess he's growing up. He came and dropped in a couple of eggs and that was that. He didn't hunt eggs, but helped Gunnar. They didn't do anything at school as far as hunting. I just can't believe that my first born is 9. Sighhhhhhhhhhh

 Finley, on the other hand, was engrossed in all things Easter.

 I liked the orange eggs.

 Gunnar liked to break the eggs.

 Finley came up with this pretty turquoise color. I'm not sure what she did.

Finley felt the need to boss her cousin around while dying eggs. She has control issues.........

There was also some tire swinging going on in the backyard. P.S. Gunnar hates to swing-it scares him.

 And on Easter Sunday, we hunted our eggs. Miles acted like he knew exactly what he was doing.

 Here's big brother helping little brother. Sniff, sniff.

 "I'm too cool to hunt eggs so I will just hold Gunnar's basket."

Sweet Miles
 Possibly the Egg Champion......

 Campbell on the hunt

 Gunnar on the hunt

 Bossy Pants on the hunt

 I took stuff to make Peep smores for the kids' dessert. They were darn good even when you just warm the chocolate in the microwave. You notice the random photo order-we've gone from the middle of the egg hunt to smores..........

 Our baby that aged us 10 years because he never slept, but we love him.

 Campbell posing......

 Finley is enjoying her Peep smore. Can you see that Brandi covered the kids table in butcher paper so they drew all over it.

 Kids at lunch

 Finley, Miles Cooper, Slade, Gunnar, & Campbell

 The Smarty Pants kids

 The Smarty Pants Bunch

Wow! Easter bunny came, too. And yes, Slade wasn't into this either. He would just soon have had a lighter to catch sticks on fire. He's going through a pyro phase.

Beeler brunettes

 Gunnar discovers that some of the eggs contain chocolate.......

So he sat at the table for the rest of the time, eating foil and chocolate candies. Chocolate is the way to his heart........

You will never know how much I love those curls........

 Still eating...........I'm pretty certain Hershey Kisses foil travels right through the digestive system. Just in case anyone was wondering.

 Really, can another egg fit into her basket? I had forgotten how much real eggs smell.......

And, the best photo of the egg hunters I could get. We had a blessed Easter.

Monday, April 16, 2012

New Addiction........

Oh goodness, it's delightfully addicting and is my new guilty pleasure. Anyone else watch it?

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Arts Festival

This weekend was the Arts Festival at the Civic Center. Finley was asked to dance with a group for an exhibition in one of the rooms. She danced with some of her kindergarten group and she did a great job! I actually left the house without my camera unfortunately, but I did get her on video at least. She was really excited to participate, and now we can't wait till her dance recital in June! She did look very cute in her fanciest dance suit-bright pink with sequins and a tulle skirt and flower. She did a tap number.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Finley's School Egg Hunt

My girl on her Easter party day. She told me she wanted to wear a dress so I went shopping. I found this at Kohl's and loved it!

Kendall and Finley

Finley's Lakeridge Kindergarten Class

This is the only action shot I got of her hunting. She was acting shy and didn't want to be competitive with grabbing eggs, which is very uncharacteristic of her. She is my perfectionist and competes with her brothers all the time. I guess the pressure got to her!

And I'm thankful she doesn't run away screaming at the Easter Bunny anymore. You know in the past we've had some issues with dressed up characters. She's come a long ways!!!

The class made bunny hats during their party.

And they dined on Chick-Fil-A nuggets, grapes, cheese, and sugar cookies. It was quite a feast! She had a fun day!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Gunnar's First Easter Party

Ok, this was my baby last Easter..........

And this is him one year later. Now, excuse me while I go cry in a corner.........What happens in one year??? I just can't grasp it. Time, where have you gone......He went from sitting like a bump on a log to running all over the playground putting his own eggs in a basket. GEEEZ!

I let Finley come watch him hunt and she was very helpful. I got to just stand and take pics of him. It was great. Now if only she could bathe him and wash clothes.

He did pick up the eggs and chunk them in his basket, but he was more interested in the cool playground equipment. Priorities.

And this is just sweet of them.

An attempt at getting a group photo of one years olds=impossible!

We had to stuff our eggs with baby appropriate foods. I did tiny Ritz crackers. Finley opened his eggs and was feeding him Goldfish when they came back into the classroom.

And then Gunnar decided to feed Jack some fish, too! It was a fun first egg hunt. Still cannot believe he has gotten so big. I guess by next year he'll have his driver's license.............