Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Happy BUNNY Day

Happy 1st Easter to Drake

As most of you know... I go all out (for the most part) for holidays even though Drake could care less and has absolutely no idea what s going on.  I searched and searched for an Easter basket that I liked and that wasn't going to cost me my Aaron's left arm.  After 2 FAILED online purchases I finally found a lady (thanks to out of Georgia.  I ordered his basket and within the same week it was delivered.  I love it and he'll be able to use it for several years before we'll have to upgrade to a larger basket.  When we were in Branson for our 'mini family vacation' in February (I think) Aaron and I found Drake's Easter outfit.  It was super cute but of course he spit up on it not an hour after getting to Mark and Faith's.  I had the details of the night before (dying Easter eggs, letter to the bunny, carrots, etc) and the day of planned out to a T.   

Saturday night after dinner we stripped Drake down to his diaper and colored eggs.  Of course it was for us and the picture more than fun for Drake.  Aaron and Drake wrote on eggs with the magic crayon while I set everything up (and snapped picture).  We couldn't decide the most efficient clean way to let Drake dye his eggs.  We only had 6 but we knew that it wasn't going to be easy or clean.  We finally decided the bumbo with tray was the best way to go.  We let Drake help us put the eggs in the glass of dye on his tray.  He was not  happy camper when we tried taking the egg and glass away.  After all of the eggs were dyed and Drake was slightly blue and yellow, he and I sat down and wrote his letter to the Easter bunny.

The Easter bunny was very good to Drake.  He got an outfit, books, plastic eggs, and a toy.  Mommy and daddy got him a new sippy cup, a big yellow ball, and a choo choo train.  Along with his Easter goodies was a card from the Easter bunny.  BUT it wasn't just a normal card.  It was written backwards so we had to read it in the mirror to see what it said.   
Easter Dinner at Mark and Faith's was delicious.  Drake had his first piece of ham and green bean casserole.  My stuffed tomato appetizer and pineapple nastiness dessert was a hit!  With all of the lovely rain that we've been getting, the egg hunt outside was not happening.  After everyone left but Uncle Dusty, Aunt Jessica, the girls, Drake, and I we had our own egg hunt in the house.  The kids hid in the laundry room while I hid the eggs.  They found them in about 2.4 seconds and the hunt had turned into a game of hot/cold. 

We had a wonderful Easter and I hope that everyone else did too.  The only thing that would could have made it better was if Aaron was there with us. 

Ribbit Ribbit

Drake and his daddy caught their 1st frog last week.

I was at work when all of the 'catching the frog' excitement happened.  But Aaron made sure to put it in a tupperware container and send me a picture.
 Aaron had even put a fly in the bowl for it to eat.  It didnt eat the fly but it did make a HUGE mess in the bowl. Drake LOVED watching it jump around it's bowl.  He may have got a shake or two in. 
 When I got home from work, I came to the poor frog's rescue.  Aaron and Drake released the poor frog back to the outside while I snapped a few pictures.
After the frog excitement, Aaron discovered a birds nest on top of the gutter. 
 Drake was too interested in other things to notice the nest though (not that he knows what a nest is).   

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Grammie and Grandpa fix

Mom and dad flew in this last Friday night.  They were only here for 44 hours but it was a fun filled 44 hours.  We spent our Saturday watching Bailey play softball.  It was her first tournament of the year.  She had 5 games total… talk about exhausting huh?  She did so well and pitched her very first game.   Saturday was also Peyton’s birthday party.  Princess stuff everywhere!  Aaron and I got her TOMS.  And she LOVED them (like there was any doubt). 

In September, Aaron, Drake, & I are going to Idaho for a week.  The boys will be hunting (with a bow) and well who knows what the girls will be doing.  Aaron has never archery hunted before so for his birthday Drake and I ordered him a bow.  When it got here, Aaron opened it and looked at it but because he knows nothing about bows he waited until dad got here this weekend to pull it out again.  As soon as dad saw it, he was like “dude, that’s a youth bow” so after much research, we found that it was in fact a youth bow.  Sunday morning we went to academy sports to get Aaron a big boy bow and because Aaron had to work all weekend, we met him at Colton’s for lunch before finishing our shopping errands. 

Mom and dad had to be back at the airport at 7pm on Sunday so Aaron took off a hour early and went with us.  There was no way I could take Drake that far and be by myself on the way back.  He HATES the car and without someone sitting with him it’s quite unbearable.  But before we left for the airport Grandpa set Drake's swing up in the front yard and he got his swing on.

It was a fun weekend.  Drake got to spend time with his grandpa and grammie and they got to see how much Drake has changed.  The only downfall to our great weekend was it went by too quick.