Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Top Three Best Things About Texas

I love Texas. Here's why:

1. warm weather
2. amazing barbecue
3. bluebonnets

Combine those three and you have one perfect day.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sweet Berry Farm

We had a great time picking our own strawberries the other day at a farm in Marble Falls. The boys loved feeding grass to the horses, donkeys, and goats and Ephraim is more determined than ever to have the goat farm he's been dreaming of for years. We had a lot of fun and now we have loads of jam.

Max is 4

Max officially turned 4 on April 7. Crazy, I know. Max is a fantastic little guy and we sure love him. He has an incredible imagination and is so much fun to be with. He's always saying hilarious things ("For crying out loud!" "That's so not cool!" and other gems) and he's friendly to everyone he meets. I've had so much fun teaching him preschool at home this year and I'm not sure I'm ready to let my little buddy go in the fall...(our school district has full-day Pre-K for 4 year olds...with a bus and everything!) He's growing up, whether I like it or not. For his birthday breakfast he chose (drumroll please....) leftover mac and cheese. He even wanted it cold. What the birthday boy wants, the birthday boy gets I suppose, even if it makes his mom gag. We had a great afternoon at the park having a picnic and playing on the scooters Grandma and Grandpa Garner gave them.

Here are the boys dying eggs and after their egg hunt. They're both newly obsessed with making silly faces in pictures. We had a wonderful Easter and General Conference weekend together.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Birthday Season Continues

On Friday, Max had a GI Joe birthday party with 11 of his closest friends. As you can imagine, with 13 preschoolers we had some crazy moments but we had a great time. The kids made treat bags, played some games like pin the helmet on the GI Joe, throw the soldiers in the bucket, and some GI Joe inspired relay races. The big hit of the party was the cake, decorated by the resident GI Joe authority at our house, Ephraim. Who knew cake decorating was in his repertoire? It was a painstaking process but it turned out well, I think. Some of you may remember it as the groom's cake at our wedding.