Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Match Set

Sometimes I like to try and put the girls in matching/coordinating outifts. It can be kind of tricky since they are almost five years apart, but every once in awhile it works out.

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter 2011

We were blessed with a beautiful sunny Easter Sunday!  The girls were up by 7 a.m. and Rachel was so excited to look for Easter eggs.  Rebecca made us laugh- she would find an egg and stop to eat the candy in it and then move onto the next egg. It took her forever to find a few eggs.

We went to church and then home for a few Easter pictures. Rebecca did not want her picture made,so we did  the best we could.

We went to our friends' house for Easter dinner. it was wonderful to have  perfect weather- the kids had an egg hunt and ran around.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Cake Pops and Easter Eggs

For Christmas this year I asked my parents for the cookbook-CakePops by Bakerella. I have been looking at her blog for months and really wanted to try making my own cakepops.  I finally gathered all the materials and gave it a try this week.  It is MUCH harder than it looks. It took me forever and I had lots of issues. It was fun, but really time consuming. I will try it again soon. Check out her blog at

My Easter chicks


While Rebecca was napping today, Rachel and I dyed some Easter eggs.


It has been in the eighties and sunny skies most of the week. Rachel wanted to run through the sprinkler. I couldn't get the sprinkler she wanted to attach to the hose, so went with plan B and pulled out the turtle pool instead.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

This Morning

This morning Rebecca and I met up with some friends at a nearby nursing home. We were scheduled for an outside egg hunt, but it looked like rain, so went inside.  Many residents lined the halls and handed out eggs to the kids. It was kind of like trick-or-treating for Easter eggs.

Rebecca had fun and these ladies thought she was the cutest. I love how the ladies were wearing their necklaces and had makeup on. I also saw and talked with a group of student nurses. Brought back lots of memories from my nursing school days.

And on a totally different subject-- this little bird has been flying at our back windows and pecking and signing away since Sunday.

We think he sees his reflection in the window and thinks it is another bird? Maybe he is looking for a mate?
Not sure what is going on, but hope he figures it out soon.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

At Last!

This Sunday night Rachel finally lost her first tooth! She was beyond excited and I was so happy for her!!

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Weekend Update

I can't believe how fast our weekend went by! We had lots going on--Rockfest at Rachel's school, Flashlight Easter egg hunt, friends over for dinner and other busyness.

Rachel and I went to her school's Rockfest again this year. Just like last year, we didn't make a rocket, but had lots of fun watching. I almost got hit by one-some of the rockets go crazy! We were leaving and ran into her science teacher-Mr.Young- he organizes the event. He told Rachel she could borrow one of his rockets if she wanted to try launching one. So she gave it a try.

I won't even pretend to understand the science behind the rockets, but you have to fill them up with water first. Then get your eye protection on and head to the launch pad.

 Pump with air and then pull the pin.

Her rocket did pretty good. Maybe next year we will get our act together in time and actually try and make a rocket.

Later that night we went to our neighbors for an Easter egg hunt at night. Last year, I stayed home with Rebecca, so it was fun to watch the kids. The party started while it was still light out and there was a bounce house. Rebecca had the time of her life jumping. We had to bribe her with candy and pull her out!

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy Birthday

                                                            Today is my Dad's birthday!

My Dad is a wonderful man- patient and kind. He has got to be one of the hardest workers I know and always has a kind word to say & looks for the "positive" in all situations. He loves the Lord and has encouraged me so many times over the years. 

Great friend and father-in-law to Raphael.

And he is the best Papa two little girls could ask for!

We love you and wish you a wonderful birthday!
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Thursday, April 14, 2011


Nada. Zero. Zilch. Nothing.  I must being having some sort of blog writer's block. I just haven't been in much of a mood to blog or doing anything else for that matter.  My "to do" list is super-duper long and I feel like I really need to get my act together and doing some projects around the house before Rachel is out of school in about one month! 

We have had a busy week- playdates, park days, MOPS, MOMS club, AWANA and the weekend is looking full of activity, so hopefully my blogging will get better.  Just wanted to say "hi" and that we are still alive and kickin'.

A few pictures of Rachel from days- gone -by for good measure.

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Sunday, April 10, 2011


Well, we made it through spring break 2011.  We had lots of fun, but I have to admit that I am thankful Rachel is back to school tomorrow!  We had a pretty laid back weekend- the girls "helped me" wash the car and we played alot in the backyard. Just a few pictures from Saturday to see what we were up to.

Rebecca loved the water. She was soaking wet in a few minutes.

Rebecca doing a little yard work

Rachel tried for a long time to catch this lizard

Tulips is our yard are blooming!

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