Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Green Chaos!

(Happy Chaos Tip #5: Throw a random party!)

Check out our St. Patrick's Day party for the kids and some of their friends (who knew everyone that was invited would come??)......

Look! It's a wee leprechaun! Hurry. Get her gold.

We had a contest to see who could wear the most green. Too bad I couldn't give the awards to these three. They really went all out! But we chose some of the visiting leprechauns instead.

You probably can't tell by this pic, but Zoe really enjoyed the sprite and green sherbet floats. :)

We also snacked on green rice krispie treats.

Oh no! THIS BOY WAS ATTACKED BY A MOB OF ANGRY LEPRECHAUNS! There's no hope. He's done for. It's the dreaded Clover Disease. uh...Good luck with that!

Hey, I like your hat, wee lassie!

What a sweet green girl!

Uh...Emmett. We LOVE your outfit. You should wear that to school. It looks great. Totally natural.

Check out this little dude's sideburns and beard. Niiiice!

This wee lass is coloring her leprechaun bag. Had to have something to hold all our gold! The kids ran around the backyard playing Band-Aid Tag while the Big Leprechauns hid their treasure(better known as gold-wrapped candy) around the house. My, oh my! Searching for hidden candy is bound to create some craziness! It was a riot!

Oh! NO!
We've been invaded by
little green men
(and women)!!!!!!!!!

They're loud!
And they laugh A LOT!!

Run for your lives!!!!!!!!!!

HA! We had such a blast.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My Fancy Shmancy Photo Shoot on Sundi's Porch

Last month I found out I recieved a scholarship to Chautauqua this summer (it's a super fantastic conference in New York....I'm still amazed that I actually get to go!).

Last week I had to send in a photo and some bio info for a brochure they put together of all the attendees.

I asked my super sweet friend, Sundi, if she could snap some pics since she is very good with a camera. Then, came the hard part! I had to pic which one to use!

I like this serious one, but....well, it's a bit too serious! It looks like I'm
having far too many deep thoughts.....

I ended up using this one because it looks good in black and white and it's a bit more casual....

Sundi was so great to do this for me. We just went out on her porch and she snapped a few shots. Eazy Peazy. She's so good!

Thanks Sundi!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Easter Fun

We had a really nice and lazy Easter weekend. Our original plan was to go to St. George to be with family there, but the weather did not cooperate. So, instead we declared that Saturday The National Shakespear Game Day, stayed home and had fun. We played the Rescue Hero Game, Buckaroo, Spy Alley, Restuarant(that one was Zoe's idea:) and we watched Bedtime Stories and ate caramel popcorn and dyed easter eggs. It was so nice to just have time together with nothing scheduled. Great great day.

On Sunday it was COLD in the morning, so it seems the Easter bunny did not want to brave the weather to hide our eggs. Luckily he hid the kid's Easter baskets though. They were thrilled to find them filled with treats and goodies.
Zoe loved the wee little lamb she found in her basket. There she is, hugging and squeezing it. Let's hear everyone say, "Awwwww." Yeah, that's right, she's adorable.
After church we had fuuuun trying to get some good pics of children in their Easter finery.
You can see by the pictures, Zoe cooperated really well. What a willing model she is!
Later,I asked Emmett and Sam to get the dyed eggs out of the fridge in the garage. They came back to show me the EMPTY egg cartons. The Easter bunny must have come!
So, we tromped outside to round up our hidden eggs.
Zoe loved the eggs she found. Why she loved them so much, I'm surprised any of them survived.
Emmett found 11!

Weston resisted picking up the obvious ones so his siblings could find them. Awwww, so nice, right?
And Sam had trouble spotting one egg for some reason. Can you find it?

Having kids is the best, right? I LOVE making these fun memories.