Thursday, April 28, 2011

Beep, Beep

 Who got the keys to the Jeep Coup?! (Name that song)
Rowynn does!
**video alert**
 Rowynn was so excited about his new toy that he barely let Rusty put it together! Between playing with the unfinished car and trying to steal his daddy's tools, Rowynn made this quite the job.
 He knew exactly what to do with it... sit inside!

 His face is saying, "why won't it go?!"
 He was checking out the new stickers I put inside!
 Daddy's little "helper"

 Vroom, Vroom

 He got tired of waiting on us to push him around so he decided he would push for a while.
I think my son has as much patients as I do!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Egg-citing Coloring Time

**video in the mix, make sure to shut off the music down below**
We are so excited that we finally got to experience the joy of egg dying with our wonderful son! I know there are many parents that fret about the mess but I say fun trumps mess! This will be a joyous and yearly tradition for all of us.
 Speaking of mess!!!
 Looks like a blue egg is out of the question.
 Yes, my son had bluish green hands in the end and it lasted for a couple of days!
 But look at the smile on his face! Worth every spill, clean up and minute.

 The shiny one is Rowynn's first ever colored Easter egg!!
 When he finished coloring eggs, he decided the cups needed to be stacked. Full or not!
It sure was messy but, it sure was FUN!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Basket of Fun

*be sure to turn off the music, there is a video*
We finally got to make an Easter basket and it was all I wanted it to be! It is amazing how long you can anticipate something that a lot of parents take for granted. We really enjoyed finding all the goodies for him.

 I think he enjoyed it as well!
 Sam's had this big dog book and I love that there are spots on each dog where you can "pet" the dog.

 I'm currently enrolled in a photography class and will hopefully succeed at taking better pictures, I have a long way to go!
 Mmm... chocolate bunny on a stick!
 Rowynn got his first fishing pole!!
 Go fish!!

 "Here daddy, you eat the fish" 
I love how Rowynn opens his mouth when he feeds us!
I know it is blurry but, I sure love his facial expression.

Monday, April 25, 2011

2nd Annual Egg Hunt

This year we hosted our 2nd annual Easter egg hunt and it was a blast! It is always such a joy watching all of the kids hunt for the TONS of eggs that are out in the yard for them to find. Plus, the food this year was pretty awesome!

I decided to make it a potluck lunch and I am very glad I did! Each dish that was brought was so scrumptious! I contributed the Italian sandwich that is pictured above along with pineapple cupcakes, carrot cake cupcakes, vanilla cupcakes and an eclair cake. Let's just say that my pregnancy taste buds wouldn't let me make only one dessert so I went a bit overboard on the dessert making!

The pineapple cupcakes, carrot cake cupcakes and eclair cake were all made super low-fat so it wouldn't interfere with bathing suit preparations for all of the guests!

This year we had 20 adults and 16 kids! It was fantastic!! Here are a few pictures of our wonderful friends:

Rowynn did had a ball trying to keep up with all of the bigger kids. I was so impressed with how great he was, especially since he woke up at 6:30am and didn't take a nap until 2:30pm.

His first hunt and he captured 4 eggs!

 Oops, a little chocolate drool!

 Then the chocolate drool became a chocolate fountain!
 He wouldn't carry his own basket but he sure was ready to steal the eggs from the pretty, pink, frilly one.
 Rusty wanted to have a few eggs colored for Rowynn to hunt in the morning so we stayed up late a dyed a few. We left some uncolored so we could watch Rowynn dye his own eggs.

Not too shabby for us adults! I'm looking forward to a lot more egg dying next year!

I'm also looking forward to our 3rd annual egg hunt! We are already thinking that next year we may rent a bounce house so the kids (and adults) will have some fun activities to do. I'm also thinking that some good ol' fashion games might be a great idea for next year! Can you say gunny sack races? Or, egg toss?