Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding

So I have to admit, this past week I have been completely obsessed with the royal wedding! I've been watching TLC at night non-stop. Chris finally put an end to it one night when I was watching a show where they were interviewing the Queen's old bridesmaids, I think he had had enough already! I'm just finding it so interesting. I do have the DVR all set up and ready to go and I am contemplating if I want to get up early and watch it, we'll see. Anyways, in celebration of the royal wedding, here are a few pictures of our wedding that took place almost 8 years ago! Hard to believe! These pictures were taken by our friend Damon Corso who also came out this past summer to take family pictures. We hope to continue this tradition with him for years to come! Hope you all enjoy the royal wedding!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

First Soccer Game

Tommy had his first soccer game! Chris and I were both a little nervous for this and didn't know what to expect. Tommy had had a few practices but with the bad weather some of the practices were canceled. He went into his first game not really knowing how to play! But, it was so much fun and Tommy loved it! His coach was great and really helped them learn the game as they went along. I have to say Tommy was much better at offense than defense. In fact when Tommy was playing defense, his coach had to tell him to stop doing bird calls to the seagulls flying above! All and all it was a great time and Tommy's team (the Dragons) beat the Sharks 2 to 1! AJ even got into it cheering for his brother yelling "go, go go!" We can't wait for more games, now if the weather would just get better!

The face off!

Coach explaining the game at halftime

sizing up the other team

kicking the ball
game face!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Here are some pictures from Easter this year.

Easter Bunny snacks!

The trail of eggs from the boys' rooms!

The Easter Bunny was very creative in hiding eggs!

The baskets!

The bikes!

AJ noticing a Mickey Mouse coloring book. He always
waves to Mickey!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

MOMS Club Easter Party

A few days before we Easter, we attended the MOMS Club Easter party. The kids had a great time. AJ got a Toy Story Easter basket, and would NOT put it down for the life of him. As soon as he collected some eggs he ran to the door wanting to leave...he didn't want anyone to take his eggs! The boys got to color eggs, decorate Easter bags, and of course enjoy some snacks too! A good time was had by all.

Kendall stealing all the eggs!

Coloring Easter eggs!

Sharing some watermelon

AJ and his basket

Discovering candy in the eggs!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Impromtu Playdate

Last weekend, our good friends, Jordan and Melissa were in a bind. They needed to go and get Easter gifts for their children, however, their babysitters were booked! So we took the kids for the day so they could get their shopping done, and they took the kids in the evening so Chris and I could go out to dinner. We had a great day! The kids played very nicely together and we even made cupcakes with the boys while the younger ones were sleeping. Once they came to pick up the kids, we quick cleaned up and got ready for our date! The kids again had a blast with Jordan, Melissa, Brady, Casey, and Natalie! It's so nice to be able to leave your kids with your friends and not worry too much about them, you know they are in good hands. We so appreciated the night out, what a great surprise for us that day. We plan on doing a swap like this again where we go and get some shopping done without kids, and then the Harris' can go out to dinner! Here are some pictures from our day.

AJ and Natalie's lunch date!

Natalie making sure AJ doesn't get anywhere near the car!

Cupcake time!

Doesn't that look delicious?

Casey enjoying his cupcake!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Tommy started his first year of soccer this spring. Unfortunately, several practices have been canceled due to the horrible weather we have had the spring. Tommy has been doing great though and enjoys being on the field. He has his first game this Saturday and he is very excited! Here are a few pictures of him after practice one day.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Snow, really?

We woke up Monday morning to about an inch of snow on the ground. This would have been so pretty if it was DECEMBER! But really, come on now I'm so done with winter! I hated having to pull out winter jackets, hats, and boots. It's just so hard to believe that last week I was blogging about 80 degree temperatures and playing on the beach and one week later we are in winter jackets...again! We have had cold temperatures along with wind and rain now. I'm so ready for some warm temperatures now, come on!

Friday, April 15, 2011

A visit from Uncle Scott

About a month ago, Uncle Scott came to visit us. We had a great time! Unfortunately wherever we went I of course forgot my camera. So before he left, we did snap a few photos of him with the kids. Since I have been a little off on my blogging, I'm just getting to post this picture now. Thanks for coming to visit, Uncle Scott!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Puzzle Time

Both boys love to do puzzles. Tommy has gotten really good at doing most puzzles by himself, and AJ is learning to put the pieces in the correct spot. He doesn't always put it the right way, but he does match the pictures and is sometimes lucky enough to wiggle the piece in the right way. Here are a few pictures of them enjoying their puzzle time.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ice Cream for Dinner

We ended our picture perfect day with ice cream for dinner! We have never done this with the kids before, but they absolutely loved it! Tommy had blue moon ice cream of course and AJ had least he had some fruit! It was a great way to end our day. I can't wait to have more days outside like this.