Sunday, August 16, 2015

Oliver's first fish

This weekend Nick took the boys on their first male-only camping trip (plus Penny!). He has taken each boy individually for a night, but this is the first time the all went together. On Saturday afternoon they went fishing and Oliver finally caught his first fish! He had been waiting all summer for this moment. They cleaned it up and ate it for dinner that night. Here are Nick's photos from the trip:

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter 2015

The kids had a fun Easter weekend! They dyed eggs Friday night (a dozen each)! Saturday morning we went to the annual egg hunt at the community center which lasts about 10 seconds with all the kids. Elliott only got one egg and Oliver, three, but they still had fun regardless. Afterwards they went to Home Depot for the monthly kids' workshop only to find that they also had eggs hidden around the store. By the time they arrived all of the eggs had been found except for the big golden one. They happened to be near a lady who found it and gave it to the boys. They turned it in for a huge prize of tools and got their picture taken. On Easter they hopped out of bed early and raced downstairs to look in their baskets. Jim and Cynthia came over to visit and watch the boys hunt for eggs later in the morning. We finished off the day with a trip to the beach, which everyone enjoyed!

Egg dying:

Sweet cards from Binny & Grampy:

Note left by Oliver to the Easter Bunny, along with a carrot that he tried to turn into a bunny:
 Easter baskets!
 Community center egg hunt:

Our egg hunt this morning:

Video clips from this morning:

Sunday, March 29, 2015

boys on a slide

Spring is here! The boys are loving the sunshine and playing outside. For some reason they thought sliding in their underwear was a good idea :)

Saturday, February 28, 2015

construction site

I'm back :) I have so many things to post, but not nearly enough time!

I don't know what it is about dirt and little boys, but the two are nearly inseparable in our household. We had a little spot in our grass that hadn't quite filled in yet, and now I know that it probably never will. As soon as it started to feel like spring (in February!), the boys were out with their diggers, shovels, and other tools. The little grass-less mound was soon flattened and every trace of grass growing on it was gone. These boys sat out here for two days straight, working on their site. I'm not exactly sure what they were doing for two days, but they enjoyed themselves! Nick even rigged up a spotlight for them at night so they could continue to work after dinner.

 It was also a great time to snap some photos of them since they were occupied in one spot with some decent lighting.