Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Easter Morning

On Easter Morning we had a chocolate egg hunt in the house.... The "bunny" left these behind.  And of course we had to find the basket that the bunny left.

Matthew is looking for chocolate eggs that the "bunny" left, and of course Ethan is helping. 

"What?  There are Chocolate Eggs scattered around the house?"

"He found the Chocolate?  I'm coming, I'm coming, Save some for me!"

He found one!

"Mom!!  The Easter Bunny put one on the pillow! That's silly!"

The Bunny brought Matthew a foam sword.  I think the bunny may regret this decision but "Batman" sure is happy to have his new sword."

Agh!! Be afraid!  Be very afraid bad guys!  

While Matthew and I were hunting eggs, Ethan was playing with Phantom's kennel. 

Afternoon fun at the Horsetooth playground to burn off some of the candy we ate!

What a good boy Phantom!  

"Mom?  Do you think I will be able to go run and play with my brother soon? "

Monday, April 21, 2014

East Egg Hunt

I have not enjoyed going to other places for Easter egg hunts in the past.  There is too much shoving and hollering and Matthew usually just stands there and watches everyone.  So this year we skipped them and just did one in our back yard.  We invited "baby will" (who is not much of a baby anymore) to come join us. The boys had a lot of fun!

"Can we start Mom?  Please?!?!?!?"

Happy Boy... Who knew they made eggs in the shape of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?

Yeah!  William found an Egg... Phantom looks like he may have helped sniff it out. 

"I found one in the tree!"

He kept letting out squeals of joy. It was so cute!

"where are more?"

Happy Boy!

This smile is priceless

"Hmmmm... I'm  not sure I get it... You find the eggs out in the grass and then there is Candy in them?  How weird"

So cute!

Um Matthew... Phantom is checking out your basket from Grandma....

Sunday, April 20, 2014


I can't believe this little guy is 9 months old already!

Saturday, April 19, 2014


We are headed to Mexico soon for a family vacation before Alex goes back to Protland.  We haven't been able to get the resort to email us back about a crib for Ethan so we got our own.  It was a killer deal.  Alex found this $300 portable crib for $15 at a used goods store.  And after a good cleaning it was ready to be taken for a test run.  The boys were more than glad to oblige.

"you want me to WHAT in here?" 

I love these two faces!

My Boys smiles warm my heart every time!

Matthew loved turning it into a fort!

Friday, April 18, 2014


Ethan loves to swing in the back yard!!  He just sequels and laughs!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bowling birthday party

Matthew went to his friend Jacob's Birthday party this past weekend.  It was at a bowling alley.  He had a ton of fun trying to hit the pins.

One of Matthew's best friend from day care - Rian... Agh... young Love. 

Wow!  The ball is bigger than his head. 

I wish adults could bowl using this contraption and bumpers. 

Bowling is apparently a very serious sport

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Camp Fire

So after it snow this past sunday it has been 75 and sunny the rest of the week. Alex made a fire one evening by pouring Tiki oil on the wood.  It made some great smoke.  In the end though it was a very nice fire and was great to spend some family time together.

That's some beautiful smoke Daddy. 


An update in photos...
"mmmmm... I think I will try and eat this tennis ball"

Beautiful spring day... matthew is coloring on the deck with chalk. 

Ethan absolutely loves the Pets water bowl!!

"I'm Batman!!!"

Our winged superhero takes down his arch rival "bad guy"

"Agh, there is nothing like a bath to clean up after a really big blow out poo poo!  Thanks mom. "

Crazy Colorado spring weather. ... Glad I had my helper nearby!

I must be getting older or going crazy... i covered my flowers with Ikea bags and garbage cans to protect them from the snow.   Silly I know, but they are so pretty and I didn't want them to die. 

See how pretty they are?

Really colorado?  Do you have to do this EVERY April?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Poor phantom

Phantom is such a good puppy!  He lets the kids crawl all over him!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Poor phantom

Phantom is such a good puppy!  He lets the kids crawl all over him!

Thursday, April 3, 2014


I haven't had as much time to take pictures of Ethan the way I did Matthew.  So I finally just set out my camera so I could snap some quick pictures when I had the chance.  Here are a few I took this past week.

What a great smile!

Crawling and playing with puppy toys is so much fun! 

So serious

Fun in the Tunnel!!