Thursday, April 19, 2012


 Easter weekend we enjoyed the sun. We spent the morning trying to teach Kaleb to ride his bike and then had a picnic at Wheeler Farm and figured the slightly sloped grass was a good place to practice on his bike.

Kaleb's getting close but we still have to keep practicing. We've been trying to teach him since kindergarten and it's been really hard for him. Anyone have any tips or tricks?

Ashton hung out on the grass as Matt and I took our turns running around with Kaleb on the bike.

Ashton was worn out after a long day on the playground.

Easter morning came and the boys had fun looking for eggs and checking out their Easter baskets.

Then it was off to Sunday dinner at my aunt and uncles house. It was hard keeping the kids out of the backyard until after we were done cleaning up dinner. There are only 4 little kids but my aunt hides 300+ eggs with candy, money and toys in them.

Ashton ended up with 3 buckets of eggs and I think Kaleb had 2. Unfortunately Easter didn't have such a great ending as my cousin Bryce was hit on his motorcycle but a guy that ran a red light. It was the first light out of my aunts neighborhood and luckily his sister was driving right behind him. So a bunch of the family ran down to help Bryce until the ambulance got there. So the night ended up at the hospital but I'm glad he wasn't hurt more than he was. He spent a week at IMC and has a long recovery.

Ashton wanted to take pictures of us, he loves playing with the camera. Although I finally had to hold it because most of his shots had just my nose or mouth in them.

I love all the hair tips I get from pinterest and have tried alot of them. One of my favorites is THIS hairstyle. It takes along time but gives you tons of volume. I had a really old curling iron that didn't get very hot so I bought one at Sally's that gets over 400 degrees hoping it would make it faster but it still took over an hour. So now that I had a hot curling iron I used it like a curling wand (although I didn't bother removing the clamp, no need to) and it only took me 15 minutes to do my hair. I love the loose curls and it was faster than using a straightener to curl it (which is my usual method) because I could take huge sections at a time. 

(My hair doesn't really look this red.)

This week Kaleb's soccer has started and my sister has been in the hospital because of a hip replacement she had. The boys love going to visit her and not just for the cookies and treats they supply although that's part of it. She's been a trooper even though she's been in quite a bit of pain. Hopefully she'll get to go home tomorrow and get some rest. She hasn't had much sleep with nurses and doctors coming in almost every hour even at night.

Next week is my birthday and I already know what Matt's getting me.  I get it on Saturday and I'm really excited so I'll have to post about it then.


Amber said...

I'm so sorry about your cousin, that is awful. And....your hair is so so long! I love it!

Jessie said...

You have such pretty hair! I am oh so jealous! If only I had the patience to grow mine, and the patience to do it once it was long. But every time I try, I am reminded that long hair just doesn't look good on me. So instead I'll just sit and covet your hair every Sunday ;)