March 30, 2008

Subtle hints?

The boys were playing on their own after lunch today. You know that feeling when you's just too quiet...well I turned the corner and found Joshua with his swim vest and goggles. He wanted to go to the pool.

I explained to him that we couldn't go swimming today because it's too cold...we only go swimming when it's hot outside to which he responded...

"I wanna get it's can we go to the pool?"

After playing like he was swimming in the pool for a while, I told him it was time for a nap. When I got upstairs..."Nonny will you read this to me?" He was holding a book called How Will We Get to the Beach.

Maybe the hints weren't so subtle but I think I know his heart...he's ready for the freedom that only summer can bring!

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March 27, 2008

There is something...

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March 23, 2008

Easter morning

A couple years ago we started the tradition of tying a string to the boys door that they have to follow to their Easter baskets. Micaiah was really excited about it this year. As you can see Joshua enjoyed following his yellow string.

Sheriff Woody

Smiling Eli

High King Peter

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March 22, 2008

Easter Egg Hunt

The Livernois family came over for an Easter egg hunt in the backyard.

The kids had a blast looking for the eggs.

What a great group of kids...the smiles say it all! Joshua didn't wait until the photo shoot was over to eat the treats. He actually has a piece of candy in his hand that made it into his mouth for the next photo.

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March 1, 2008

Maple Magic!

We hiked through the woods at Irvine Nature Center and learned how to identify maple trees, how to tap the trees for sap and how to boil it into syrup in the evaporator.

Eli stayed nice and warm inside Mommy's jacket and slept throughout most of the hike.

It takes approximately 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup. That is Micaiah standing off to the left watching the sap in the evaporator.

The boys favorite part of the trip...tasting maple sugar candy.

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