Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sometimes you go a little crazy

It was a really nice day outside today, so the girls and I were playing in the front yard. On the north side of our yard, it needs a lot of work. I sauntered over there and thought I would just pull out a couple of dead branches. Well, once I got going it was kind of hard to stop. Four hours later, I had cleared out the whole side yard and weeded everything!

It's all cleared out except for the debris
Randy and I put the yard waste on the parking strip to haul away another day
 There was a LOT of yard waste
 Doesn't it look nice all cleaned up? That's much better. Now we just need to plant a couple of plants and add some bark.

Randy was in total shock when he came home from work.  He was impressed and a little daunted at the prospect of cleaning up the rest of the mess. Unfortunately that's only about 2% of the work that needs to be done in our yard. Wish us luck!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Sweeping Game

I've been having a hard time getting Lily to do her after dinner chores. Especially when she is on sweep the floor. One day, I decided to put a square of tape on the floor and told her she was going to play a game. I told her she had to try to get all the crumbs into the square as fast as she could! It totally worked! who knew?

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter!!

The kids were pretty excited for Easter this year. For some reason the Easter Bunny decided to hide the baskets outside instead of inside and it was a big hit!
Alyssa with her basket and "Amber" doll
 Jake thought it was awesome he had to climb the apple tree to get to his basket

 Those are some happy faces!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fighting over daddy

 These girls of ours sure love their daddy. So much so that they fight over who gets to sit with him. Can you blame them though? He's pretty cute.  I may just kick them both off and snuggle with him myself.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Alssa, my cutie pie

 We've been enjoying the nice weather. Alyssa likes having a nice big yard to play in.
 Lily and Alyssa enjoying playing outside together.
 practicing your balance is so important!
 we have a chocolate lover in our midst.

 she looks pretty cute in my apron as well.
 I'm loving this wonderful girl. She is so much fun to be around. Everything she does is cute and I'm surprised how the kids still argue over who gets to do things for their little sister. Don't you want to kiss those little dimples?!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Fools!

 I tried to trick the kids today by getting an old toilet paper roll wet and crumpling it up to look like poop. I put it on the couch and waited.
The kids found it, but it didn't really phase them! I was so surprised. They said it looked like poop, but they didn't think it was gross or weird or anything! oh well, better luck next year.