Sunday, April 29, 2012

Pregame downtown fun

We like the Grizzlies a little bit around here. We've had to plan our attendance as a family this year around Caroline's school schedule, which eliminated most week night games. We had tickets for a Saturday night game a couple of weekends ago and decided to head downtown early.

We took the kids on a carriage ride. The girls picked out the prettiest princess carriage they could find. They were absolutely thrilled with the entire ride. It was so fun watching their delight.

The girls even got to meet and thank Barney after our ride.

I'm not sure if this happens at every home game, but there were some fun slides and bouncy things set up on the plaza outside the Forum. We spent a couple of minutes letting the girls get some wiggles out.

A friend once told us that his kids got really excited about sporting events when they had a specific team player to cheer for. I think I've mentioned before that Caroline's favorite player is Marc Gasol. She's a super fan! Who wouldn't want this cutie in their cheering section?

The Grizz are headed to the playoffs and we couldn't be happier for our favorite team!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Peter: 9 months

Length: 27.5 inches (26%)
Weight: 16 pounds, 9 ounces (4%)

How is it that my baby will be one in three short months?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Spring inspiration

My friend Brittany is always finding cute inspiration on Pinterest. She does such a great job of doing some of the things she pins. I realized that we had done a few projects around here that I had pinned, so I thought I'd highlight them.

We made large Easter eggs.

I was certain that the girls would love this project. It was an invitation to make a huge gluey, sticky mess! Nope. They spent about 2 minutes participating. Kevin and I did most of the eggs. We had a great time.

For our Easter lunch dessert the girls helped me make some little bird nests. Yum!

Here's ours, displayed on one of my most cherished heirlooms, my great-grandmother's Limoges platter:

Helen had to bring a snack to school a couple of weeks ago. It was "R" week, so we made a yummy rainbow. I don't think I officially pinned this idea, but I know my friend Laura made this snack. It was so fun to make and everyone at school loved the idea.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


I'm thankful for a very patient little brother and his beautiful blue eyes.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Easter weekend

We had a really great Easter weekend. We took advantage of the long weekend and headed up to Kentucky for a long-overdue visit with my parents and my sister and her family. 

Friday night, Papa planned a slumber party for the bigger kids. Hope there will be room for Lila and Peter in a couple of years!

Everyone woke up ready to hunt Easter eggs.

Papa gave wagon rides behind the lawn mower.

Peter had his first adventure swinging under the maple tree.

We got a good picture of the five of us. (It's a good thing, too, since I neglected to stage any photos on Easter Sunday.)

We ended the afternoon with a picnic lunch in a shady spot.

We headed home Saturday afternoon becauseI had to sing and ring Sunday morning. It was a wonderful weekend.