Brayden also turned 7 last Saturday, the 2nd day of the recital. We skipped the friend party this year because we had so many other things going on (recital, baby, etc). Greg took them swimming for a while in the morning. Then we had lunch and a little family birthday party. He loved his Magic Treehouse books from Grandma Sharlene. He had read all five of them by the next day. I think he's read each of them at least 3 times by now. He really loves to read.
Monday, May 28, 2012
This picture doesn't really fit with the rest but was too cute not to post. Ethan had been eating and apparently was too tired to even get down from the table.
Tawny loves everything about dance. She loves that her grandma is her teacher. She loves class and learning new things. She loves the stage, the performance, the lights, the costumes, everything. She was so adorable up on stage and she knew her dance really well. And she had so so so much fun.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
A few weeks ago we walked over to the park for a picnic. Well, Greg and the kids walked. I drove since I was about 37 weeks pregnant and not feeling up to it. Ethan even rode all the way over on Brayden's plasma car. It's just under a mile each way and he loved the entire thing.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
We made apricot jam yesterday. Brayden and Tawny both helped the entire time. They cleaned, pitted and cut the apricots for 47 quarts of jam! They didn't even mention being tired until about 5 hours in. They had fun and were willing to help out, and I really appreciated it. Ethan even "helped" (he splashed water out of the sink and through apricots everywhere) Greg came home halfway through and took over the stove for me. I don't think I could have done it without them. I'm pretty sure I would have quit way earlier if I hadn't had so much help. It was a tiring but very enjoyable day.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Right after school on Monday we went out to Grandma and Papa's for the rest of the day. We started out by picking peas (which I am still shelling and freezing. so much fun- not really.) The kids had fun for about 10 minutes then were ready to move onto the next activity. I'm not sure how many they actually picked, but I"m pretty sure they ate every single one of them. After that they played in the water while my mom flood irrigated her yard.