Wednesday, April 19, 2006

What we've been up to

Coloring Easter Eggs!
From left, Brandie, Grace and Emily enjoy coloring - and then eating! - the Easter Eggs. So many eggs were eaten, in fact, we didn't have enough for an Easter Egg Hunt or the baskets! Oh, well! We experimented this year with the extra vinegar and got really bright eggs like the one Emily is holding. We also used a "marbelling" swirl kit that worked pretty well. Coloring eggs is a lot more fun now than when I was a kid! Sheesh!
A Fart Parade
Never at a loss of fun things to keep the kiddies entertained, after a competition to see who could make the best fart noises, Chris initiated the First Ever Fart Parade which was enjoyed by all. Leading the pack, of course, is Chris with his Magic Farting Flute, and playing their elbows are Grace, Brandie (who is hiding behind Grace) and Emily bringing up the rear.
Grand Haven Youth Orchestra Spring Concert


Oh, the girls were soooo nervous! Grace was bouncing off the walls and acting too cool for school as these pictures show. Brandie, who is a reserved child anyway, was grave and serious. I caught one quick smile to her mom during the concert, though! The girls both did a wonderful job although Grace tended to play to the floor more than to the audience! Afterward we had a wooonderful dinner at Big Boy to celebrate! It was our *first celebration* together as a family! One funny thing, Grace had picked out a cool bohemian skirt to wear to the concert which had a tendency to unexpectedly slide to her ankles when she least expected it! It was really funny when it would happen while she was walking!
Grace's Birthday Party
Chris had made a delicious cherry cake from his Grandmother LaPena's recipe and we had a wonderful time opening presents and eating that cake! Grace got a lot of cool Bratz things which were quickly put to use in Brandie's Bratz paradise spanning about 150 square feet of basement floor-space, including a Bratz hotel, apartment building, cruise boat, night club, restaurant...you name it! The girls had a blast, needless to say! Afterwards, as Chris and I unwound from the day's activities on the couch, we looked at each other and simultaneously said, "This is probably the best day of my life!" :) Oh, isn't love sickeningly sweet?!!?

Just Fun Stuff

This is Grace and Emily showing their stuff they learned at their new hip-hop dance class. Emily is also doing her Napolean Dynamite dance for the talent show, and Brandie has an upcoming concert for her special choir class she is in AND a young authors' reading event. Wow! We're busy, but busy has never been so fun!

And finally, here's a picture of Emily being her normal crazy self!

11 comments:

snowflakebebe said...

LOL Great post adorable pictures :) Is there a picture of that Bratz Paradise? :)

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bunnyjo georg said...

Hey, snowflake, I checked out your blog and I love it! I'm also a fan of Project Runway and found your comments really funny, especially about Michael Kors confused and crying. I know his network breakdown is coming. He's so....emotional about fashion. Hellow!?!? Great dolls, too, by the way. Check out her blog, folks. I posted a link to her blog under her name on my bloglist. :)

Oh, and glad you like the pics!

bunnyjo georg said...

Oh, and no I don't have a pic of the Bratz paradise...yet! Keep checking, though. I might!

Anonymous said...

such a nice collection of pictures....thank you so much..sure do love seeing them...you all seem to be so happy and contented....its about time....lol....thanks to Chris..cant wait to meet him....keep up the nice blogs....

bunnyjo georg said...

Thanks, Grandma, we sure are enjoying our life together even though it's probably the busiest I've ever been in my life! However, it's worth it. It really makes me wonder what I was doing all those years just slogging through when life can be so enjoyable. The thanks really should go to Chris - he works his heart out to make sure everyone on his list is happy and enjoying themselves. That's what he lives for. Now...I'm top of that list. :) No complaints about that!!!!

shortensweet said...

It's about time you've enjoyed life. Isn't it great to enjoy your kids, and have someone by your side to make you happy? God willing, I'll have that too.

Mom said...

Enjoy every moment of your children's lives that you possibly can. They are growing up fast nowadays and family life is so rare for most...these are golden days when you can all be together, before Brit goes off to college etc. and the kids can just be kids. I am happy for you all.

snowflakebebe said...

You need to check this place out sometime :) :)

http://bloggingprojectrunway.blogspot.com/

And thank you so much!! :)

bunnyjo georg said...

Shorty: We'd love to see you have a family and someone who loves and adores you. That's what we are praying for and I won't stop praying and believing - I know it will happen! Just keep that chin up and keep saying "no" until the right man comes along, and your happiness will be beyond anything you could possibly imagine!

Thank you, mom...I am FINALLY learning to enjoy life and my children and Chris's children because suddenly I don't have to worry about all the things I used to worry about. Plus, living life and doing all the daily things is so much more enjoyable when you have someone there by your side doing it with you and making you laugh the whole time! :)

Snowflake: Thanks, I will check it out! And congrats on the physical artist cover!

Chill Daddy said...

I see I also no longer have a monopoly on charming "life with kids" pictures.

If you continue to horn in on my blog territory, I shall be forced to get political and prosey on my blog.

Let's all just keep our heads here - nobody has to get hurt today.

Anonymous said...

oh no.....keep the pictures rolling.....chill yourself dad