Thursday, April 29, 2010

{Bubble Baths and Lots of Laughs!}

April 29, 2010

Jarom LOVES having Ian in the bath with him...especially if it's a bubble bath. As you can see Jarom covers his chin with a bubble beard and then makes crazy faces at Ian while he Ho Ho Ho's like Santa Clause! Ian thinks this is the funniest thing he's ever seen and laughs so hard. Then Ian tries to wipe the bubbles off Jarom's face, but Jarom doesn't mind...he just puts more on and starts the whole routine all over again. They play like this until the water gets cold, and Ian always cries when it's time to get out. Having a brother looks like so much fun, I'm really glad they have each other.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

{Easter}

April 4, 2010

The Easter Bunny usually comes to our house while we're at Church, but this year we have Sacrament Meeting at 11:00, so he came while we were sleeping last night. He's such a rascal, he always hides the kid's baskets...but I don't think they mind! However,this year the Easter Bunny stacked the goodies WAY too high in their baskets, and when Paige picked hers up her glass piggy bank slid off and broke all over the kitchen floor. She was so sad, then mommy told her she could go to the store and pick out any piggy bank she wanted......but after she saw the "Twilight" t-shirt she forgot about everything else! Jarom was really excited to break open his plastic eggs so he could start eating his candy, at first Ian loved playing with the little chocolate eggs and jellybeans. He'd put them in his basket and then take them out again, but once Ian realized that those little balls had CANDY in them he only wanted to put them in his mouth! (click on this video to see him playing with his candy)He loves his little green frog, if you hold it in the palm of your hand the frog makes a 'ribbiting' sound. I think every one's favorite thing was the big chocolate bunny, even if it was hollow.
I'm so glad my kids have their priorities straight, even though they're always super excited to be getting new stuff and lots of candy...who wouldn't be?...they understand that the real reason we celebrate Easter is because of the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I'm so very thankful that as it became time to get ready for Church this morning, our kids happily put their new things to the side, cleaned up their candy and all that ridiculous Easter grass, and then they started getting dressed without any complaints. They are amazing!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

{Coloring Easter Eggs}

April 3, 2010
Today after Jarom's soccer game, we all met over at Grandma and Grandpa Gladden's house to color our Easter Eggs. John and Sandy always set up their old ping-pong table in the back yard and fill up about 50 cups of dye for the kids. Since they each have their own carton of boiled eggs, we just set 'em loose and stand back! Sandy always tries to buy some fun extra's for the kids to decorate with, this year it was some stencils and a glitter mix to sparkle-ize their eggs with. Lane ended up holding Ian, but he wasn't content to just watch dad play with the colored water...oh no...Ian wanted to get his hands in there and help too. He absolutely LOVED coloring the eggs, the problem was that he doesn't know the difference between an egg and a ball yet! His favorite thing to do with the eggs? Throw them of course. But we didn't care, he had so much fun playing with them and Jarom had so much fun eating them! Each Easter I find myself holding my breath and wondering if this will be the year that dying and hiding the eggs becomes 'stupid' and 'dumb'. I hope it never does, I hope the girls can always find the joy in making something that was once plain and white, sparkley and colorful. I hope the challenge of finding the last lost egg, the one nobody remembers hiding, never gets old. It was a great day, and everyone had so much fun, I guess I can breathe easy for at least one more year.