Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Very Busy Easter

We had a very busy Easter weekend. Our church had two services on Friday, so Caleb and I helped serve in the preschool area for one service with our three little helpers. After serving the first service, our entire family went to the second service. I love when we are all together which is rare these days as Caleb is busy serving one hour and attending his class the second hour. Anyway, we made it through the entire service without leaving! That is a great accomplishment for our family of six and it was wonderful to worship together.

4/23/2011 - Caleb and Levi dying Easter eggs

Saturday was pretty busy as well with running errands like groceries and birthday shopping for Caleb. The boys and I also enjoyed our Easter egg dying while Dad was at church. Dying Easter eggs this year was a little crazier than normal with everyone wanting to do their own and me making the mistake of using those little plastic cups instead of the glass cups I've used for 11 years. We had 2 spills before I switched back to my glass ones.

4/23/2011 - Josiah finishing one of his eggs

4/23/2011 - Silas thought he was very big and didn't want any help

4/24/2011 - Dad, Silas, Levi, Josiah , and Caleb

Our church had three services on Easter Sunday (I shouldn't complain since in the past we have endured Kerry being at 16 services), and we had to get to church really early to serve. The boys were troopers as we served one hour, took a break for an early picnic lunch, and served another hour with Daddy helping too! They thought that was a treat to have Daddy helping.

To top it off, Caleb turned 11 this year. He decided early on that he didn't want to celebrate on the 24th since it was going to be a busy day. He wanted a full day of his own, so he opted to celebrate on Monday the 25th instead - a smart decision.

4/24/2011 - Me and the boys

4/24/2011 - Caleb the birthday boy

4/24/2011 - Josiah loving his hat!

4/24/2011 - Levi

4/24/2011 - Silas

4/24/2011 - Silas and Levi - Best Brothers, Best Friends

By the time we arrived home from church, we were exhausted. We all agreed to let whoever was sleeping to nap as long as possible. The boys didn't get to do their egg hunt until dinner time but they all seemed okay with that. We had dinner, skyped with my parents so Caleb could open his present from them, and then it was time for me to start making Caleb's birthday cake, his own design. What a busy but fun weekend!

Monday, May 09, 2011

Uncle Kent Comes for a Visit

4/7/2011 - At Bass Pro Shop with Uncle Kent

Uncle Kent (Kerry's brother) came for a visit back in April (April 6-8 for my notes). The boys were so so excited when they learned that he was coming. If Kent was coming for a rest, it would have been impossible because the boys wanted to be near him every waking second.

Kerry picked him up at the airport on Wednesday and made it home just in time for dinner. We all enjoyed just relaxing the rest of the evening. Thursday morning found Kerry working, but we all met up with him for lunch and then headed to one of the boys' favorite places - Bass Pro Shop. The boys were thrilled (Kerry included) when Uncle Kent bought them a couple of guns. I have no idea what kind but my boys are happy. Dinner, renting movies, and dessert finished our evening. Saturday came all too quickly when we took Uncle Kent back to the airport. Silas walked around for several days asking where Uncle Kent was.

4/8/2011 Uncle Kent and Silas

4/8/2011 - Levi and Uncle Kent

4/8/2011 - Josiah and Uncle Kent

4/8/2011 - Caleb and Uncle Kent

4/8/2011 - Uncle Kent and the boys