Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter 2011

Saturday, we dyed eggs:

Sunday morning with the Easter baskets:

The kids all dressed up:

The boys in the matching ties I made:

The girls in the matching dresses I made:

For lunch, we had egg sandwiches with the Easter eggs. Here are the shots prior to the kids and I shelling the eggs:

Monday, March 7, 2011

Benjamin's 6th Birthday

Benjamin's 6th birthday was on Thursday, February 17th, 2011. The theme was, again, Spiderman.

My husband & I had been planning to put a plywood cutout of Spiderman on Benjamin's bedroom wall since before we moved and hadn't gotten it finished yet. So, I really pushed hard to get it finished, and up, by his birthday this year. We got it finished, and put up on his birthday so I got to surprise him with it when he got home from school. He absolutely LOVES it! I drew the outline on the plywood, Jason cut it out, and I painted it. I added the rope "web" detail as well.

Plywood cutout:

Spiderman finished and up in Ben's room:

We always love having leftover cake after the party is done, and our family is pretty big even without my oldest sister and her family there (they live in Arizona...a bit far to come for a birthday party!), so I made two cakes: one white, one chocolate:

From the Dempseys:

From the Woodards:

From Grandpa and Grandma Woodard:

Some of the gifts from Daddy and Mommy:

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Peter's 1st Haircut

Peter's first haircut was January 22nd, 2011. Actually, it was more like a trim, but I had to take pictures:

Before, front:

Before, back:

After, front:

After, back:

Benjamin decided he wanted to pose with Peter.

Christmas 2010

Yes, I know, I'm waaaay behind and trying to catch up!

My family get-together on Christmas Eve, here are all the Michigan cousins:

Christmas Eve just before bed, we give the kids their stockings:

Christmas morning:

(Peter's first real word was "Ball", he LOVES them so much!)

Christmas with Grandpa Orange 12-26-2010:

Peter's 18-month picture

Peter turned 18 months on Christmas Eve, 12-24-2010:


I was going to post some more recent pictures and I came across a lot of pictures I had taken of Peter that I never posted. We've been so busy with the move and fixing up the house, I hadn't taken the time to post them. Here are some Peter pictures:

First bath in the big tub, 12-12-09

Holding his own bottle, 12-15-09

He used to stick his tongue out all the time like this, getting a shot of it was difficult! 2-11-10

In his snowsuit 2-11-10

First Valentine's Day, 2-14-10

Up on all fours, 2-18-10

With R2-D2, 2-28-10

Creep/crawled out to the back door for the first time, 3-18-10

Crawling! 3-20-10

Drinking from a sippy cup, 3-22-10

Crawled up steps for the first time, 3-31-10

With his "twin", cousin Andrew. 4-3-10






Climbing onto the dining room chairs, 6-11-10