Monday, March 29, 2010

Egg Hunt

Saturday we took Hayden to his first Easter egg hunt. It went exactly as I expected. Hayden grabbed an egg and promptly sat down in the dirt. I handed him a second egg and put a third in his basket, hoping he would get the idea and grab a few more. No dice. He held the two eggs in his hands and grinned a crazy man. He was content to hold his eggs the rest of the day.

Later in the day, there was an egg hunt for the older kids. Bailee is too old now, so she had to sit on the sidelines with the boring adults. Bostyn had fun though and brought in quite a haul.

More Easter fun this weekend, with the traditional egg dying and possibly some water skiing! Stay tuned!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Saturday we checked out a golf course near our house and Jake decided it was the perfect time to give Hayden his first golf lesson. After throwing the club down twice, Hayden finally picked it up and proceeded to bite the handle. It did make for a cute picture though.

Bossy was very excited to dust off her clubs and hit some balls at the range. She has an excellent swing.


This is what happens when stay-at-home moms get bored. I turned cupcakes into an art form. Jake and the girls cracked up when they saw them. These were actually a lot more work than they were worth.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day

I decided to go all out for St. Patrick's Day!

Well, for me that means a green table cloth and dinnerware. I did however get ambitious and made corned beef and potatoes. Ugh on the corned beef. It was greasy and mooshy. The potatoes were delicious though!

My cute little leprechauns.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Clay Figurines

After dozens of compliments, I figure that I must have a hidden talent for making these little figurines. So I have decided to try to make and sell my creations.

I can make anything and I just need a few days to complete them. These are made out of non-toxic, non-edible modeling clay and are baked hard. Prices will range anywhere from $5 to $10 depending on how much detail and difficulty will be involved.

If anyone out there is interested in having me make something, please let me know. If you know anyone else that would be interested, feel free to send them my way.

Here are some pictures of a few things I have made....more to come!

Maryland Terrapin - made for my mother-in-law's birthday cake

St. Patty's Day Parade

On Saturday we headed to Old Town Fredericksburg for a rockin' St. Patty's Day parade! Okay, so the parade was all of 5 minutes and sponsored by the local brewery, but it was free! Did I mention it rained the entire time? Kinda over road the free factor. I'm pretty certain this is the only parade I have ever been to, where potatoes were tossed into the crowd!

Waitin' in the rain....

After the parade, we toured a few cabooses and an old luggage car.....

Sunday, we headed back to Maryland to do a little house hunting. On our way back, I was stunned to look up and see this out the window. Very cool, but it causes a huge snarl in traffic, with everyone trying to sneak a peak at it!

Washington D.C. Mormon Temple (seen from I-495 West heading out of Bethesda)

Then, Monday I decided to drive down a new road and discovered this! It is an exact replica of Mount Vernon! I am dying to knock on these people's door and ask for a tour. I'm sure no one has ever done that before.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Hayden!

On Sunday, Hayden celebrated his first birthday with a bang! Hayden woke up in a great mood. It was almost like he knew it was his special day. We made pancakes and got the house decorated after breakfast.

Around 2, all Hayden's guests showed up and the party started. Jake's parents (Chuck and Jeanette), grandparents (Barbara & Charlie), grandmother (Tekla), aunt and uncle (Virginia and Tom), cousins (Grant, Laurie and Alexa), my parents (Jim and Tammy) and my brother (Kyle) all came to have fun with us.

We had pizza for lunch, then dug in to the cake.

There are several pictures of the cake, because I made it! That's right, the ENTIRE thing. I wasn't willing to pay $625, so I made it all myself. It turned out pretty darn good if you ask me!

Hayden loved mashing into his own little cake and helping daddy open all his presents.

The boy was spoiled!

We have come a long way in just a year. I still cannot believe that the strong little boy I have now is the same sick baby I had in the NICU last year. What a difference a year makes.