Friday, April 16, 2010

Happy Birthday, Matt!

Matt has been in California all week and came home just in time to celebrate with some strawberry shortcake.

Happy birthday! We love you!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Birch Bay and the Tulip Festival

Matt and I decided to finally do something this spring break and took the kiddos to Birch Bay for a night.

View from our room.

These planes kept flying over our hotel.

Looking for crabs.

Finding a crab.

Cade after getting pinched by above crab.

Beautiful sunset.

Ryan enjoying some last beach time.

Just a couple of the millions of tulips.

Matt and I.


Maddy, Ryan and Cade.

Cade trying to get his picture taken while a bug flies in his ear.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Fools!

I like April Fools Day. I like nice tricks not mean ones. For the past several years I have tricked my kids with food. We have done eggs (marshmallow creme and 1/2 a peach), grilled cheese sandwiches (sliced pound cake with orangish yellow frosting), juice with a straw (jello). They've gotten a kick out of it. This year we did the fake eggs again but a scaled down version. I melted 5 white chocolate chips and put a yellow M&M in it. They end up being about the size of a quarter.

My friend, Katie, and I co-chair the recognition committee for the PTA. We wanted to do something fun so came up with this idea.

Fake sushi! We served them in take-out boxes with chopsticks. The teachers loved them. They turned out so cute I decided my kids would have sushi for dinner.