Thursday, April 8, 2010

Gigantic grasshopper

While playing in the backyard today Mason found a gigantic grasshopper on the rock wall of the playground.  It was missing a back leg and let Mason carry it around for a long time.

Mason you love anything and everything outdoors!  You are always looking for bugs or worms, birds or dragon flies, picking flowers or just swinging enjoying the wind on your cheeks!


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

If only we had a gate...

that connected our back yard to our neighbors back yard all would be blissful in Mason's little world!  Mason LOVES, LOVES, LOVES being outside!  He would spend the night out in the yard if we let him.  He is now big enough to climb the fence and fence climbing is something that he does very often.  The neighbor directly behind us has an amazing pool that Mason loves to look at and the neighbor to the left of us is the home of Mason's little buddies Brooklyn and Brayden.  I was so excited when I saw these pictures that Lindsay was able to get of Mason peaking over the fence into their back yard.  I hope that when he is all grown up these are the memories that he will look back on that cause him to giggle inside.

Easter Weekend

We started our Easter weekend off by dying easter eggs on Good Friday!  I made waffels for breakfest and then we boiled 2 1/2 dozen eggs and dyed and dyed.  It was a cold and rainy day that day so it was perfect to stay inside huddeled around the counter creating little round works of art.  Matthew even created a "watermellon egg" it was green with green stripes...looked just like a watermellon. 
Here are the boys dying the eggs...

On Saturday we had our first annual neighborhood easter egg hunt, it was so much fun but the weather was FREEZING!  Sharon brought out hot chocolate for the kids cause it was so cold.  I don't think the kids minded a bit, it was us adults that suffered.

On Easter Sunday we got up went to church and then stoped by the store on the way home.  Dave wanted a ham for Easter dinner, but I had never cooked a ham and they were a lot of money.  When I walked into Raley's I decided to just go and check them out...they were priced awesome and I thought I would surprise Dave and give it a try.  I paid $14.00 for it...and let me just say it was worth every cent of that $14.00.  My kids loved it, Dave loved it and best of all it was super easy to make!!