Sunday, April 29, 2012

Easter Party & Mexican Eggs

The day before Easter we held a party for some families in our ward.  We had games set up, a Easter egg hunt, the Easter bunny & food!  

While setting up I decided to help keep Theodore in one place, I would just open up the egg box of all the eggs that had to be hidden.  I set up the games and came back to him having some cracked open and eating the candy!!!  When I told him to stop....of course he just laughed at me.  ha-ha

Joshua went to go hide all the eggs.  We had about 100 eggs to hide in the big open field.  Charlene was helping Joshua....or so we thought!  ha-ha,  After Joshua hid about 25 eggs, he turned around to find Charlene with her basket overflowing with eggs!  She was collecting them behind Joshua instead of helping hide the ones Joshua put in her basket!  It was hilarious!

One of the games was the parents had to wear these bunny ears and hop like a bunny while the kids try to throw on 4 rings.  :)  

Another game was a balancing act.  6 kids got to go at once.  They would have to balance their egg on a wooden spoon, come to me and then turn around and make it back without dropping their egg.  

We had a couple other games going also.  During the games Joshua went and got on the bunny costume.  

 Theodore was so scared of the bunny for his photo.  :(

The kids were so excited to see the Easter Bunny.  We had all the kids get individual and family pictures with the bunny. 

After all the picture taking we had the Easter egg hunt.  To make it into a game, we would line all the kids up, and yell out a color of the eggs.  They would have to go get only 1 egg of that color and then come back. They had a blast.  

On a side note during the egg hunt, one child found an egg right beside a REAL dead rabbit!  We think it was one Charlene hid since of course Joshua nor myself would do that!  GROSS!!!!  

 Later that same night, our friends invited us over for a hispanic Easter Egg party.  Earlier in the week my friend Lily kept telling me about filling her eggs with confetti.  I was so confused as she would go over how she would empty the eggs out, put the confetti in them, cover and paint and then how the kids would run around breaking them over each others heads.  I just had no idea what the heck she was talking about and never heard of breaking eggs over heads before!  So she invited us over with her family and we had our first "Mexican" Easter Egg dying.

While we were there, Lily's husband Mike had his sister over also for it since its a family tradition.  I was telling her about how I had never heard of this before.  I guess earlier in the week at work she was preparing her eggs, and all her co-workers looked at how she was cracking the eggs and pilling them and would ask her what she was doing and they also had no idea what she was talking about either. So our friends are assuming it is a Mexican thing.  But because they grew up doing this...they didn't realize it was.  ha-ha

So after the Eggs were dried, we hid them all over the yard.  We yelled GO and all the little kids went running after and chasing the other kids hitting them over the head with the eggs.  Charlene was afraid of all the screaming and thought her little friends were crazy!  It was hilarious!  So we had to show Charlene how to crack eggs over the head since she had freaked when her friends were doing it to her.  LOL  Can you imagine your friends hitting you over the head with eggs and have no clue why?  I think I would be scared too!  ha-ha.  Joshua was the test rabbit. LOL It was pretty funny watching all the kids tackle each other and then crack eggs over the head.  Just had NEVER heard of it before!  ha ha


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Easter Egg Dying

A couple days before Easter we had our friends over to dye the Easter Eggs.  This year was the first year I think they actually had a lot of fun.  You can tell from the first picture of Charlene.  LOL

Each got to dye 12 eggs.  Charlene decided all 12 of her eggs would be pink!  

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Birthday Wave running

For my birthday I opted not for a gift, but for a day on the lake! :) So we packed up the kids that morning, and went to the lake. Little did we know, that 80 degree weather and ice cold lake does't mix too well. We were FREEZING! So we only lasted about 3 hours on the lake. We will have to wait until it warms up a little more before we go out again.

This was Charlene's first year she wasn't scared of the wave runner. HURRAY! Before the instant you would get her close or take off on it, it would be the bloody murder scream. So we are glad she has passed that stage so we could all enjoy the wave runner.

Joshua let Charlene "pretend" to drive a couple times, until she figured out the gas button and they both flew and it really freaked her out. LOL If we went too fast, she would let us know.

Now with Charlene's past, we weren't too sure how Theodore would do on the wave runner.

Turns out...He LOVES it! Of course having him on it, we can't go super fast since we have to hold onto him with one hand, and also with going slower comes the more tipsy of the wave runner so its more scary and your constantly having to use your muscles to try to center it so you don't tip it over. But it was still fun. He got to go out 2 times with us.

All and all...I couldn't have asked for a better birthday. :)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Scottsdale Horse Show

Its our family tradition to go to this Arabian horse show up in Scottsdale. People come from all over the globe to come here. I have a favorite show to see every year, but the day we decided to go, it was late that evening and we had other plans that night. :(

Of course going to a place like this there is junk food everywhere...and Theodore loved it!

Theodore watching the horses.

They had a free photo shoot through Wells Fargo so we did it. The picture didn't turn out so good though with the sun.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


The last part of my parents trip to see us, we decided to go to Indio (palm springs area) with them. We found out why they always go there! Its BEAUTIFUL and the condos....AWESOME!!! We found our new favorite condos besides the las vegas ones to go to now! :)

There was a little stream going through the whole condos with ducks!

3 large play areas.

They have 3 swimming pools, 3 kid pools, a lazy river and behind Charlene in this picture is a splash pad...which to me...looks more like a soak pad!

Just minutes away from the condo was the Palm Tree preserve.

oh more thing about going to Indio....they had a WINCO FOODS!!! I went grocery shopping while there for my bulk items! :)

Monday, April 2, 2012

Easter Pictures

Behold...the "cracker box" kids Easter pictures. :)
I had put the already filled Easter eggs around them, which was a bad idea since BOTH of them wanted to just play with them. It made for difficult picture taking.

Here is Charlene's pictures.

Mr. The-adorable was a little harder to get pictures of since he kept getting distracted with the eggs.

After so long...He tried to chase me off. :)

Look at how fast the kids have grown since Last Easter!