Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Under the Big Top

My dad buys tickets to the Shrine Circus almost every year to help support the amazing work of the Shriner's Hospital. As of last year, they started holding the circus under the Big Top instead of in the Arena. We didn't go last year, so this is the first year that we have experienced the "Big Top".


Our kids LOVE spending time with Grandma and Grandpa K!!!! :)

Grandma K bought Kambria glowing cotton candy! Yum! :)

She was nice enough to share some with Eli. :)



Kambria was going to ride the Elephants, but decided she wanted her face painted instead.



I think it turned out BEAUTIFUL!!! :)






Kambria has been practicing her hula hooping "skills" so she loved hula hoop performance!



The Elephants....always a classic and a favorite! They are magnificent animals!



I don't know what this thing is called, but we always enjoy this performance! Scary!!!





Thank you Grandma and Grandpa K for another fun time at the circus!!!!

Twigs for 8 years


Jon and I celebrated our 8th anniversary a couple weeks ago by enjoying a yummy dinner at Twigs in Riverpark Square. We had heard great things about it, but had never been there. I totally recommend it to anyone! :) Jon had their Bleu Steak sandwich and I had their Portabello mushroom sandwich, both very yummy! Not to mention their walnut Cesar salad was the best Cesar salad I have ever had!

We don't usually go for dessert, but since this was a special occasion and both of us had smaller meals we decided to splurge a little. Neither one of us had ever had Creme Brule so that is what we decided on. Another yummy choice!! :)


Here we are....8 years, 2 kids, and another baby about to arrive, and still looking onto Eternity!
Note: I am so happy that he still loves me and thinks I'm beautiful no matter how HUGE I get! :) LOL!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

"Who Let the Dogs Out?"

This is one of Kambria's favorite songs! Here is a video of her and Eli dancing to it yesterday! :) She played it at least 10 times before I made her change it to a different song. :)

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Basket Full of Easter!

Easter is just like Christmas in some ways! Both holidays are truly about our Savior Jesus Christ and his amazing life and teachings. But they are also alike because we don't do all the activities and celebrating in one day. The Christmas holiday starts several weeks before, but Easter activities, for us, usually start about a week before.
This year I took the kids to see the Easter bunny a week before. Kambria was very excited, Eli didn't know what to think at first. :) He went right up to him and shook his hand, but then he turned around and started coming back toward me. I picked him up and tried to sit him in the bunny's lap, he didn't like that at all!! But after he saw Kambria sit in his lap he decided it was okay and even said "cheese" for the picture. :)



This year, Easter Sunday landed on General Conference weekend for our Church. (it is always the first weekends of October and April) Because of this, our ward had their Easter services the Sunday before. Kambria picked out her own Easter dress this year and was VERY EXCITED to wear it!
I tried to get a picture of the two of them together, but just like last year Eli was not interested in pictures at that time at all! So this is the best I got! :)











Kambria's Sunday school teacher has a lamb and brought him to church to go with her Easter lesson! The kids were very excited!



The Thursday before Easter we went over to Grandma and Grandpa K's to color Easter eggs. Eli did really well and loved it! He did try to drink out of the colored vinegar water cups a few times, but I think we stopped him each time before he got anything in his mouth! Yuck! LOL!





The kids also colored Easter eggs with Grandma Watson on Friday, but I didn't get any pics because Jon and I got to have a date day/night while they were over there! :)


The day before Easter was very cold and windy! But we decided to brave it out and take the kids to Riverfront park for their annual egg hunt.







The adults weren't allowed in the section that Kambria was in (understandably!) but I was able to get this picture of Kambria bending down to grab her first egg. She is in the middle with the pink hat and fleece jacket.


After I snapped a couple picture of Kambria, I hurried over to Eli's section where him and Daddy were so I could get a few pics of him too!








Finally! Easter morning!!!! Rosalyn (Jon's sister) and Audriana stayed the night at our house the night before so they could join us for breakfast and conference on tv. Audriana got a hula hoop from the Easter bunny and Kambria got a new bike! The Easter bunny doesn't usually bring big gifts to our house such as a bike, but this year Daddy and I had a special talk with the Easter bunny and let him know that Kambria really needed a bigger bike and it couldn't wait for her birthday in August. :) We were very happy when we saw that he honored our wishes this year! :) Hopefully she will learn how to ride it without training wheels by sometime this summer! (fingers crossed!)


She was really excited! But it has been a little bit of an adjustment for her compared to her tiny 12" princess bike she got 3 years ago!



After having a little fun outside, we decided to go in and find out what they got in their Easter buckets! :)



Eli got his first piggy bank and a couple little extra things since he didn't get anything big. He was happy with what he got, but mostly excited about the candy! I had to empty the candy out of his bucket and put it up so he wouldn't eat it all at once!



Then we had a little Easter egg hunt in the living room to find the "real" colored eggs that were hidden in there.



They got to have a second egg hunt outside in the backyard to find the plastic eggs that the Easter bunny hid with jelly beans and money(coin).



Eli was sucking on his "ring pop" like it was a binky! :)



Blue slobber all over after taking his "ring pop" out! :)


Eli had fun emptying his eggs of the money and putting it in his new piggy bank. :)



"Peek a Boo!" :)



After a day of eating too much candy and watching conference with Jon's Mom and Sister, we headed over to my parent's house for dinner and another egg hunt! :)










Eli and Kaden going through their eggs and finding more money and candy! :)



Grandma and Grandpa K got all the kids kites in their Easter baskets. It was a perfect day to fly them so we put them together and got ready to go outside!
~Eli decided it was fun to throw around the yellow grass out of his basket! Thus the grass hanging from his hood! :) LOL!






The kids and the Daddies had a lot of fun flying the kites! Although cold, the wind was perfect for it!




Eli flew his own too! What a big boy!!!!