Saturday, April 14, 2012

Baskets full of JOY!

While I don't go overboard with the whole Easter basket thing, it is an excuse to buy my children things (and all you moms know how fun it is to purchase things for our kids!).  Kailyn and Will were so excited and grateful for the little things they recieved in their baskets, but were most excited to open the resurrection egg and find it EMPTY!!!!!!!

Say "Tulips!"

Last Saturday we were able to meet up with my sister and her kids to have some pictures taken at Window on the Waterfront and Centennial park!  Because of our strange winter and unseasonably warm spring the tulips were at peak!!!!!!!!  Here is a sneak peak at a few of the shots I was able to grab on my camera, but I'm sure the photographer got some awesome shots.
Payton was so done with the pictures and would NOT smile, so the big girls were just chilling in the sun with cute:)

He is Risen!!!

Snuggle time with Tucker :)

One morning this is how I found all my kids....chilling out together in the sunshine!!!!!
Tuck loves his bed (when he's not chewing holes in it).....but in this picture he has it flipped over and he's laying on the bottom.  Silly puppy!!!!

More Spring break fun!

We had lots of fun during spring break on our staycation!!!  We made a trip to the aquatic center, colored eggs at grandma's, went to my cousin's to see the baby goats and went bowling with our friends.  What a great week!!!!
Love the tongue on this picture!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Zoo fun!

Today ended up being the perfect day for a trip to the zoo!!!!  They had a few special things going on for spring break and face painting was one of them, my kids LOVED it:)
A butterfly and a cheetah:)
They both pet this snake......Ryan was totally grossed out and appalled that they would do this!
My sister and her kids were able to meet up with us and we all had a great time.  The bears were a particular hit!
We had a picnic outdoors and had lots of playtime on the playground. 
After the zoo, the kids and I headed to the mall (since we were going right by and with gas at $4....).  They got to ride the carousel!
We ended our trip with a snack at Olga's and a trip to the toy store!  What a fun, memorable day to kick off our spring break:)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Fools/Palm Sunday/Tulip Time???

No matter what you call today, it was an amazing family day here for us Stehouwers!!!!  We started the morning with breakfast out and then came home for devotions, worship and an Easter craft!!!  Then we headed out to see Dr. Seuss's "The Lorax" and back home for some rest and naps. 
Painting their crosses!
After naps we took the kids and Tucker downtown to see the tulips and give Tuck a walk to get him used to being around other people!
The tulips were gorgeous and fully in bloom!!!! 
A sweet woman offered to take a picture of our family with Tucker!!!!!!  Love it!
We also took a short walk through campus and the kids had to sit on the anchor:)
We ended the night making bird egg nests....yummy!!!!  Tomorrow we're off to the zoo.........wonder if I'll be able to leave anyone there:)?