Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


He has risen!!!  Layla was baptised in church on Easter Sunday.  What a fun memory for both girls to be baptised on Easter. L did great during the baptism and then fell asleep during the service afterwards.  We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day.  After church they had an egg hunt for the kids which C thought was so fun.  Then we all went back to our house for a big ham lunch.  It was so beautiful that we ate outside and C put on her swimming suit!  She wanted daddy to get out her pool.  It wasn't quite that warm - close though!  The boys Poppy, Uncle Luke and Daddy hid more eggs for C to find and she rode her bike and played chalk.  L napped on Grandma's lap.  It was a wonderful Sunday spent with the ones we love most!  Happy Baptism Day baby girl!!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Egg Dying and Cupcake Decorating!

 After the egg hunt at the football field we came home and made cupcakes to decorate and dyed our eggs! We had a good time the four of us - Grandma, Chloe, Layla and me;)
Stirring up the strawberry cupcakes!
Hi Layla
C and Grandma Dying Eggs using Kool Aid!
My girls - yes that is drool hanging from L's mouth
Grandma and Chunkie Monkey
Love them!
Doing some serious decorating
C's cupcakes! 
And her eggs! Tada

Sunday, April 21, 2013


This post is a tad late;)

March was my last month home with my girls. I'm sad that my maternity leave is up but am also looking forward to getting back into my work routine.  Here we go April!

  • We had Nic, McCall and McGuire over for a playdate/mommy date.
  • We celebrated Daddy's birthday!  He turned 32;)
  • We went to Morrison's for a bonfire with a bunch of friends.
  • Chloe had her last swimming lesson at the base.
  • Addie, Trey and Elle came over for an afternoon.
  • Chloe learned the letters R, S and T at preschool.
  • Layla had her 2 month check-up.
  • Chloe went to dance every Tuesday night.
  • We drove to Creston to have dinner with the Odenriders.
  • I went into work for a morning meeting and Nana watched the girls.
  • We met Angela, Izzy and Kenzie at Mobius for a playdate and lunch date.
  • We celebrated Nana's birthday and had dinner all together.
  • Ava came over for a playdate and the girls had such a fun time.
  • We went to the annual Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt.
  • He has risen! Layla was baptised on Easter and we had everyone over for lunch after church.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Egg Hunt

Once again this year we hit up the Annual Davenport Lions Club Egg Hunt at the football field.  C always has fun doing it for the 2 minutes that it lasts:)  The weather was pretty nice this year and C filled her basket up!




Friday, April 19, 2013

Weekend in Seattle

Last weekend (April 12-14) we went to Seattle.  We left on Friday around 9:30am and arrived in Ellensburg to pick up Jessi from college around 12:00.  We saw Jessi's dorm room, ate lunch all together and then traveled on to Bothel where we stayed.  I was really worried about L crying in the car the whole entire trip but she did great!  She slept from Davenport to Ellensburg.  I fed her in Eburg and then she slept another hour or so after that.  She was ready to get out by time we got to our hotel but we all were;)  C has been counting down the days until our "vacation" and the first thing she wanted to do when we got to the hotel was to go swimming - so we did!  We met up with Clay's aunt, uncle and kids at the hotel and after swimming just hung out with everyone for awhile.  L was kicking around on the bed with the girls (Megan, Jessi and big sister C) and she just took off jabbering.  She went on and on it was so cute.  The next morning we all headed into Seattle to go to Pike's.  It was a really chilly day so we didn't spend much time there before going and warming up at a nearby coffee shop.  After that we ate a seafood lunch downtown before returning to our hotel for more swimming.  At 4pm we left for the wedding which was at the fairgrounds in Monroe.  It was a fun time at the wedding and the couple seemed very happy:)  Jessi left with us when it was time to leave and I'm very thankful she did because she had a GPS on her phone.  L was screaming and between Clay and I we would have been completely lost - it was a tad stressful but we made it back thanks to Jessi!  L was so tired - she didn't sleep good the first night being out of her routine and not in her own bed.  The second night was better but I could tell she was still tired.  She slept the whole way home on Sunday except for eating during the 1/2 hour that we stopped.  C even slept some of the way home!  It was great to get away but also great to be home and out of crazy Seattle traffic!

I left my SD card at home so only got pictures of us at Pike's:(

Pike's Place!
                                                                            The Crew!
Jessi and her mini me
Warm Donuts!
                                                                   Checking out the water
                                                                   Ferris wheel!
                                                                        Me and my C girl.

                                                           This is what L did at Pike's.
My favorite girls!

                                                                       Aunt Jessi and L.
                                                                       Hello C!
                                                         Daddy and L making the same face;) 

                                                                  Girls bundled up - brrrr!
The END:)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

This weekend in Instagrams

Here is a view from our weekend in Instagrams...
Road Trip!  We are off to Seattle.

Hoping Layla stays like this awhile.

Picked up Aunt Jessi from college on our way!

Chilling on the hotel bed.

Wedding time!

Sunny and snowy pass on the way home.

Loving her soothing sounds girafey on the way home.
Stayed tuned for more pictures and to hear about what all we did on our weekend getaway!