Friday, April 24, 2009

Almost a blur

Dominic's facination with superheros has grown and now includes the Flash. He has been racing around all over the house and outside ever since I scored this awesome costume at a garage sale this weekend. It is pretty darn cute! He practically lives in this costume. We have had a few trips to the grocery store as Flash and the other shoppers find it greatly amusing....mainly because when he is wearing this he can't walk anywhere....he has to run! Here is a shot of him running at the speed of light---luckily I have a fast shutter. 4.24.09

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Happy Spring

Our neighbor is a 1st grade teacher and she called to see if we would like to babysit the baby chicks from her class, over the weekend before they went to live happy lives at a farm. We of course said "yes!!" At first I was very worried about the safety of the poor fluffy babies but in about an hour the kids adjusted to the "rules of chick holding" and did quite well and handling and cleaning up after them. Not one of them was squished too hard or dropped from to high-- thank goodness. The morning after we got them Dominic woke up at 6am (he normally wakes up around 7:30 or 8am) so he could go and "see the chickens" then he proceeded to come and wake me up to tell me that "the baby chicks are very hungry, get up mom and give them more food!"

It was so awesome having them here as pets for three days....but I will have to say that I was quite alright when they had to go back to the house was starting to smell like a farm. Notice in the first picture that Isabella has 6 baby chicks sleeping in her lap ...that is quite an accomplishment for our little "mother hen." 3.27.09

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Family Easter picture

It was too cold this year to take the picture outside so here we are all dressed up ready for church. 4.10.09

Easter Breakfast 2009

We had blueberry muffins, cookies, hard boiled eggs and homemade Easter candy. 4.10.09

Easter Peeps

Thanks to the book "Owen and the Marshmallow Chick" peeps will forever have fond memories in this house. The kids look forward to them every year Dominic especially has fondness towards them since he and Owen have a special bond since they both love their "blankies." Here are the customary peep eating pics. 4.11.09

Finding the Easter Baskets 2009

The kids didn't take much time at all to find their Easter baskets this year. I think that the Easter bunny is going to have to take it up a notch next year to make it more challenging. Dominic's was behind the trash can and Isabella's was buried inside the library book box. 4.11.09

Personalized Easter Cookies 2009

The tradition continues, here are the kids with their prized cookies. Just wouldn't be Easter without all this sugar. 4.11.10

Friday, April 10, 2009

Time to dye the Easter Eggs

On Holy Saturday we have the tradition of dyeing the Easter Eggs for Easter. The kids had a great time coloring eggs and being creative. 4.10.09

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Seder Meal

Last year we did our first Seder meal on Holy Thursday in honor of the last supper. Isabella had such fond memories of it that after Christmas she starting asking me "when are we going to have the last supper again?"
This years Seder was pretty successful and we got to actually say most of the scriptures and readings since the kids we so involved. They had their fill of wine (sparkling grape juice). Notice that "Sarah" Isabella's doll also was part of the celebration. Isabella made sure she had "wine and bread" too. 4.9.09

He has my heart

Dominic and I had some alone time today while Isabella was at class and we played Legos. We were going to make a rainbow but we decided to make a rainbow heart instead. Dominic was pretty proud of our creation. 4.6.09

Friday, April 3, 2009

Our first pet: meet Bubbles

Having baby chicks in the house made the children really want to have a pet so we decided to let the kids pick out a fish. I did some research and found that Betta fish are the easiest to take care of so off we went to the pet store to buy a new pet. They picked out a beautiful blue & purple Betta fish and all the fish supplies.
In honor of the big occasion we kicked off the morning with fish shaped pancakes, Isabella insisted on wearing her "fishing hat" for the day and after breakfast we put Bubbles into his new home. He is thriving and the kids do a great job making sure he is well fed. 4.3.09