Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter 2011

We had a fun filled week of various Easter celebrations.

Monday, April 18, Layton's preschool class had their Easter party and egg hunt.

Found some ants in his eggs and told me this is how they were acting!

On Wednesday, April 20, we had an Easter egg hunt at church.

Kade had his 3rd grade Easter egg hunt on Friday, April 22.  We had to go to school on Good Friday to make up a bad weather day.

On Easter Sunday the boys woke up to find what E.B. (Easter Bunny's name from the movie Hop) left them.

Layton is going to hate me in a few years for this picture!  He said the funniest thing about right here, though.  He asked, "The Easter bunny hopped all the way to Allsup's to get me this Big Red?"  Kade and I were laughing so hard at him.

Right before church.

We also had lots of Easter goodies sent our way by Mama Chris & Dennis, Papa Steve & Kay and Babers & Pa-Paw.  The boys also had Easter egg hunts at Babers' house and at Rosemary's.  We have so much candy right now, it's not even funny!

We can't forget the real reason we celebrate Easter though, Jesus Christ!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kade's 9th Birthday

I absolutely can not believe that nine years ago on March 20th Kade came into our world.  Clint and I are so proud of him and thank God for him daily.  He has the sweetest, kindest spirit.  He works hard in school and wants to excel.  He is such a good big brother and role model.  I keep telling Clint that we are  basically 1/2 way done raising him to be the man God wants him to be!  My how time flies when you are having fun!

We just had a small family birthday party for Kade at the Dairy Queen!  He requested an ice cream cake, so I picked him a Reese's Peanut Butter cake up from Maggie Moo's.

Layton & Steven

Kade received some Under Armour shorts and shirts from Aunt Sommer & Aunt Skye.  He loves Under Armour, especially their soft t-shirts.

He received two Nintendo DS games he has been wanting.

Happy Birthday, Kade.  You will be 18 before we know it!

Spring Break 2011

We traveled to Ruidoso, New Mexico, for our spring break.  The boys had a wonderful time and it was nice to get away for a few days.  

We left out on a Sunday morning and drove to Carlsbad Caverns.  The boys were amazed (I was too!).

 The elevator we rode in to go to the bottom.  The gray that you see through the windows is ROCK.  You go down about 75 stories into the Big Room.

The formations in the cave are calcite.

Of course, the cave brought the teacher out in me and I talked to the boys about stalactites and stalagmites.  There were a bunch of them! 

Kade and C (a friend that went with Kade)

Carlsbad Caverns is 56 degrees Fahrenheit all year long, but the humidity reaches close to 100%.

These stalactites were called "The Lion's Tail".  It has popcorn calcite on the bottom of it.  They really did look like bushy lion tails.

 Pool of clear water.  There is hardly any water in the cave.

While we were in Ruidoso we did some geo-caching.  Here is one cache we found.

The weather was in the 70s each day, so there wasn't any natural snow.  We did go tubing, though, at a tubing park that made their snow.

Here is a video of Kade & C tubing.

Clint is the guy in brown and black laying down, ready to take off.

We were fortunate enough to be able to stay at Nede's house, so that was helpful on the checkbook!  We also went bowling, ate out a few times, and just did lots of playing and relaxing at the house.