Wednesday, May 23, 2012

easter festivities~

After we returned home from our little getaway, that Friday night we started our Easter festivities at Russ's parents. Russell's mom did the cutest egg treasure hunt with each of the kids. Each egg had a clever little clue inside (with a little treat) to take the kids to their next egg. Each hunt was individualized for each of the kids. At the end of the hunt, they found their "treasure." Bennett got his next set of Magic Treehouse books (he was thrilled) and Mylie got The Napping House (such a cute book) and Coy got The Going to Bed Book. The kids then got to color Easter eggs. I love their garbage sack shirts. They worked great! Coy mostly spent the evening playing with a musical Easter Bunny.

Bennett was right to reading his new books the next morning. Even before we started our little hunt at home.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Spring Break 2012

I'm going to try and play catch up on here. Back over Spring Break, we took a little trip not too far from our home. We just decided to stay at a hotel, go swimming, watch movies, and go out to eat. It's amazing how just a simple trip like this can mean so much and be such a big deal to the kiddos. It's just fun to stay overnight somewhere else besides home! Here is a little collage of our trip:

Friday, May 18, 2012

Take a look at these cuties HERE

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

I Am a Superstar!

Mylie has joined little girl heaven! I was hesitant to sign her up for dance because of all of the "bad" that is out there, but she really has a lot of natural ability for it. So Russell was actually the one that pursued it and found a teacher that we both really like and feel good about! Not only does her teacher have great values and standards (which is really important to us), but she (along with her daughter) is an amazing teacher! (Almost all of her dancers won first place in their categories, and if not first they won second!) So if you are looking for a great dance teacher, let me know and I can refer you!

Mylie danced in two competitions (I know, kind of crazy to have them "compete" at this age), but her little group did really good! They got 2nd place in their category at the first one, and then 1st place at the one last weekend! Their dance was to a little song called "Superstar". Their little outfits are so darling. It's been fun to get her all dressed up--even with makeup! (Mascara, lipstick, and "flush", as Mylie called it). Like I said, little girl heaven!