Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter 2010

I, the queen of holiday fun, have fallen down on my motherly Easter duties... I did not take the boys to get a picture taken with the Easter Bunny this year. (insert gasp here) I didn't even make them an Easter shirt! (insert sigh here) So instead of being able to offer you professionally done Easter pictures, I give you the quick pics I took today. (Daddy had to get the boys up and dressed by himself this morning, so please excuse their crazy hair.)

Rhett refused to cooperate (as usual), so getting an Easter brother portrait just didn't happen this year. Try #1 was unsuccessful. Rhett wouldn't stop moving.

Try #2 failed. Rhett did not want to stand by the tree.

Try #3 was a charm, half-way anyway. Grant posed himself for this one and announced that he was pretty sure he looked really handsome. (minus the crazy hair)
The Easter Bunny really came through this year. Although the boys' baskets were stuffed to the brim, they got the biggest kick out of the all-terrain race way. I tell ya, that Easter Bunny knows what he's doin'!
We made our bunny cake after church. Before we could decorate it, however, it had to cool. This was very disappointing to Grant, so he decided to decorate a piece of bread to help pass the time. As long as he had an icing tube or sprinkles in his hand, he was calm and in the zone.

Hmmmm. I wonder who else decorated bread... (good guess)

The cake finally cooled and we were able to cut it into the bunny shape and decorate it. Grant was thrilled, and Rhett was thrilled because Grant was thrilled.
Everyone had a thrilling job to do.

Tah duh!
Our finished product. Ain't he a beaut?
(Yes, Rhett got a little excited over the sprinkles.)

Even Madalyn was looking her best today thanks to Rhett.
The little sneak found this marker...
And did this to her feet...

And as amazing as it sounds, Madalyn is still not a fan of Rhett. Ha!

Happy Easter, everyone!

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Biker Boy and His Shadow

Grant ran into the house last Tuesday exclaiming he had taught himself how to ride his bike w/o training wheels. I really didn't think he quite knew what he was saying and what it means to really ride your bike w/o training wheels, but his confidence sparked my interest, so I followed him outside for the demonstration he was so excited about.

And what do you know, he really did teach himself - in one day - less than one day! I think it took him just a few tries, and he had it. Whew! I was starting to think I was going to have to be the one to teach him, and frankly I didn't think that running alongside a six-year-old on a bike over and over and over again would be very fun. You can watch a video of him showing off and almost running me over here.

He was just sure that I would let him ride his bike to school like the other kids in the neighborhood. (Notice the backpack.) But, sadly, he was wrong. I just don't feel like he's old enough or has had enough experience on a bike to be able to go it alone. No, this did not go over well, but I'm Mom, and Mom makes the rules.

Of course Grant's shadow had to partake in the events of the moment, so he grabbed his "bike" (yes, it's a scooter), and showed off his moves which you can watch here.

Even Breena, our sweet neighbor, joined in on the fun. Boy howdy, I tell ya, these two do everything together! Between her sweet curly hair and his spiked do, they really turn heads.

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