On Easter morning I went to work and the kids woke Sandy up twice to go downstairs and see their Easter baskets. In her basket, Elizabeth got socks, paintable bunnies, fuzzy stickers, new pajamas, candy, and a bell for her bicycle. She also got bunnies and candy from Grandma and Grampa. Daniel got a basket full of socks, pajamas, a bike bell, and little pinball machine; and from Grandma and Grampa he got a Lego building set and more candy. Later they dyed Easter eggs and when I got home we had an Easter egg hunt. For dinner we had a yummy ham, with potatoes, asparagus and deviled eggs. It was a lot of fun.
Easter baskets waiting for kids to come downstairs.
Elizabeth holding carrot candy
Skull-y pajama Dan
Getting it just right
Getting ready for the hunt
And they’re off
Elizabeth’s favorite “onion face” egg
Donating his eggs for Mom to “devil” for dinner
The Hallers came up to visit on St. Patrick’s day weekend and brought their awesomely shiny bubbly new Airstream trailer with them. On St. Patrick’s Day Eve, while I was at work, Sandy and Elizabeth went to see the annual Dublin St. Patrick’s Day parade. Daniel had to stay home to put the final touches on his big fifth grade research paper on movies. That afternoon Wade, Jeanine, Luke and Olivia drove up in a gigantic van towing an even gigantic-er trailer. They spent most of the weekend with us and all of the kids had a great time playing with each other. On Sunday, we all hiked to the Dublin Library and spent a few hours eating and playing at the St. Patrick’s Day fair. There were rides for the kids but the lines were crazy long so we couldn’t ride anything. We were sad to see them go on Monday, and can’t wait to see them again.
Big red wagon that was part of the Dublin St. Patrick’s Day parade
Dan carrying Olivia to her brand new Airstream trailer
Wade helping Elizabeth swing from a tree in our back yard
Luke helping Olivia swing, too
The long hike on the Iron Horse and Alamo Creek Trails
Along the trail
One of the many turtles we saw on our hike. We also saw some very large fish swimming in the relatively small creek.
Olivi-Stitch and Luke the dragon
We went to an awards ceremony at school where Elizabeth got an award for being a good role model. The award was for the character trait: Being Giving. I never thought she was that “giving,” and don’t know what she could be giving away. But there it is, and we are very proud of her. Good job, Elizabeth!
Going up to get the award
In front of her teacher, Mr. Martin.
Frederiksen Elementary’s CHARACTER TRAIT Role Model Award for Being Giving
My class and I went on a field trip to IN-N-OUT. We got our own hats and name tags. We also got a tour of their kitchen. Then it was time to order food. I ordered a grilled cheese with lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles.
Hats, name tags, and friends
Making french fries
My friend Kate ordering
My turn to order
Girl’s Day is March 3rd. Its just like Mother’s day, Father’s Day, and Boy’s day. This Girl’s day my family gave me a Pokémon t-shirt and a Pokémon action figure set. For dinner we ate at Chipotle and watched Pokémon.
Me with toy Pokémon.