Sunday, April 17, 2011

Prom Night!

Last night Val went to her first dance. *sigh*
It was a first for me as well. You see, Valerie was my baby before I had my own babies.Doing her hair and helping her get ready for the prom was so much fun but I had to fight the urge to reminisce. I'd picture her as a 4 year old playing dress up and putting on make up and I'd start to get misty eyed!She's growing up!
And isn't she lovely?

Oh! And get this! He flew her to Salt Lake for dinner! How's that for a first dance?

Saturday, April 16, 2011

It's Soccer Season!

And that means it's Mohawk Time!

Daisey and Isaac both had soccer games today. And both teams won! Yay!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Spring Break

We had all kinds of fun things planned for the kids Spring Break. We weren't going on vacation or anything but they'd made a whole list of fun things they wanted to do. Unfortunately, our Spring Break took a bad turn when I started feeling sick Saturday evening. I haven't been that sick in a long time!It took a few days but after a little of this:

A lot of this:

And some of this:
(my mommy's amazing "feel good" chicken noodle soup)

I was feeling much better. While I was sick the kids spent a lot of their time doing this:

Why the hats? Yeah, I don't know....
Now even though I was feeling better, a lot of the activities on their list involved being outside. It snowed the day after we set up the trampoline.
So sad.

In an effort to convince Spring to come out and play we made these bright, happy Easter eggs out of tissue paper and contact paper. You can see by the snow that Spring is ignoring us.

We read, we played, we cooked, we made some Easter crafts(I'll post those later) we played the Wii. We also went and saw "Gulliver's Travels" at the movie theater. It was a pretty funny flick.

Aside from the sickness, I think it was a good week. Yesterday and today have been pretty quiet. *sigh*

Saturday, April 2, 2011

April Fools!

We love April Fool's Day at our house! We never do anything too mean, just silly little jokes. Although, Val did tell the kids that we were getting a puppy and then broke their hearts when she yelled "April Fools!" That's pretty mean.
Anyway, I love messing with my family and doing silly things with food. You may remember the ice cream mashed potatoes, the chicken fingers or my personal favorite, the "fauxberry pie"! Well, this year's genius idea came from Our Best Bites-spagetti and meatball CUPCAKES! They had lots of other fun cupcake ideas that I'll have to keep in mind for next year too. The spagetti and meatballs are cupcakes. The salad, corn and peaches are really salad, corn and peaches. The "Kool Aid" is Jell-O! Have you ever tried drinking Jell-O through a straw? It's not an easy feat! The pics really don't do these cupcakes justice! They looked awesome and my kids were totally fooled! I totally forgot to get a pic of them laughing when they figured it out but it was great!

Now,none of these food pranks even come close to the day I fooled Robert on April 1, 2003. Our baby, Isaac was 4 months old and our little Daisey was 19 months old. A girl at the salon I worked at was pregnant and I thought it would be hilarious to have her take a pregancy test for me to show to my husband. Well, indeed it was! I left the positive test on the bathroom counter for Robert to see and lay on the bed "crying". Of course, I had to hide my face in the pillow so he couldn't see me smiling (I'm not the best liar/actress!) He stayed in that bathroom for a good ten minutes (probably doing relaxation exercises for fear of a heart attack!) Then he came out and assured me that it would be alright, that SOMEHOW we would manage. Don't worry! I only let him believe it for like 2 minutes because I was laughing so hard! He was a mess of emotions:shock, relief,joy, anger and I'm sure he was truly impressed by the hilarious evil genius that he married! Boohoowahahahahahahahahaha!!!