Monday, May 11, 2009

Easter 2009

We always celebrate the Easter Bunny on Saturday before Easter Sunday so the Watsons came over and we hid eggs, ate a lot, played some games........ oh and Garrett asked Emily to Prom that day also. In addition to hunting for Easter eggs, we gave everyone a special egg with instructions on where to find their gift from Peter Rabbit. We invited Emily over and of course gave her a special egg too. She had to go to the front door to find her "Peter Rabbit Gift" When she opened the door she actually found Garrett waiting with a box of "peeps" a chocolate Peter Rabbit, roses from our garden and a sign that said, "I know I'm no Peter Rabbit.......... but would you be my chick for the day and go with me to Prom anyways?" Super cute!

Emily and Garrett after the "Prom" Proposal:) Sweet Baby Girl!

Like we usually do, we let the kids play while the adults visited after the Easter Egg Party was over. Well, this is what we found later. My big boys had taken all the furniture out of the library, set up a projector and were watching a movie on the screen so this meant that not only the adults weren't watching the little kids but the teenagers weren't seeing that the little kids were eating every piece of candy in their baskets and then some right under their noses. :) haha. Nice huh? Needless to say, several little guys had tummy aches that night.

Caleb showing us his "fat" tummy. He was saying, "ohhhhh....my fat tummy hurts!!!!!!!" and of course, we were all laughing.

Griffin Loves Track!

Griffin waiting for the 200 Yard Dash to Start Griffin Showing off his Track Medals

Griffin has enjoyed participating in Track so much this year. A few weeks ago he participated in his school's Track Meet and then last week he competed in a big Track Meet with kids from cities all around us. He was so excited to win 1st place in the Shotput and 2nd place in the 400 meter. This meant that he was invited to go to Fresno next week to compete with all the 1st and 2nd place winners from even a larger area. Go Griffin!

Cam and Griffin Play B-ball

Both boys played Basketball this year. Griffin for a City Team and Cam for his School. Both boys did really well and always love to get out on the court for their favorite game.

Our Chefs!

Caleb and Gillian love to create masterpieces in her kitchen. Not sure what they are making. For some reason Gillian loves to pile up all her things in one area. You will even notice a potty chair that Caleb is using to stand on while he cooks some food. Appetizing huh? Crazy kids!

Cam's 14th Birthday

I'll bet you wouldn't believe that we went to Disneyland to celebrate Cam's Birthday this year:) They were offering free entrance into the parks on your birthday or free fast passes for everyone in your group if you already had a season pass so we packed everyone up and headed off to one of our favorite family get aways!

It was a great break and a fun way to celebrate Cameron turning 14 years old! We love you Cam.

Track Meets

Garrett has been running on the Cross Country Team the last few years and decided to try out the Track Team mainly to keep in shape I think but all in all he enjoyed it. He ran the 1600 meter. Here are a few pictures from this season.

Miss Gillian's Ever Growing Word and Sentence List

  • "growl"
  • Baby
  • Ball
  • Book
  • cowboy
  • Dada
  • Dog dog
  • Hi there.
  • I want out
  • I want that on.
  • I want that.
  • Mama
  • me me
  • My car.
  • No, no, no, no
  • Out
  • Pants
  • pretty
  • princess
  • Rett (Garrett)
  • Rrarlee (Carlee the dog)
  • Shoes
  • Thank you
  • That
  • tiger
  • Up
  • What's that?