Saturday, April 17, 2010

When its quiet....

You will find Cyndal with a mess looking something similar to this....

How could you possibly be mad at this cute little thing? She is too cute! In this picture she was attempting to pour herself a bowl of cheerios!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Beach Day

We made a trip to the beach today. The kids had a blast playing in the sand and water. We gave Lyza and Crew mermaid tails and Cyndal had fun making hats out of buckets. Jenny and I tried to relax but spent most of the day chasing kids and wiping faces full of sand. We had a great day and have been enjoying our time out here! Jenny is teaching me some of her yummy cooking recipes and hilarious caterpillar workouts at the gym! I love having this opportunity to have some much needed girl time!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Our time In California

Well we made it! I rented a car and drove 6 hours with the kids to Pasadena California. They did well at times and not so well at times, but he most important thing is that we are here safe and sound! It is great to see Jenny, its been a while but we always pick up where we left off. Her boys Crew and Hudson aren't much younger than lyza and Cyndal so I know they will have fun! We have just been settling in and look at them already!

We ended up making a late night run for a new blow up mattress, I guess the kids had too much fun!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Time with Daddy

We went to Aunt Angela's to visit the new Rosie today. The kids had so much fun playing with all the new baby chicks! I have to rewind and tell you the story when went to visit Lyzas Rosie she caught at the rodeo. A friend was kind enough to give her a home since her little girl cought a chick too. We promised Lyza we would visit often and when we did Lyza was hysterical! Rosie had grown, she was bigger with real feathers and Lyza hated it! She was sooooo upset! So Marcus and I took her to the feed barn to visit some baby chicks. She was still unsettled, because they weren't her Rosie! Well long story short Aunt Angela bought some chicks for her new coup and named one Rosie for Lyza. So it being Marcus last day of the weekend before he left for Tucson we took Lyza to see her! She was on cloud 9, loved every second of being there. Then we went to the park, played on the slides and spent time with Daddy. It was sad to see him go for another week this time because we weren't going to see him for two! We are going to California to see one of my best friends I haven't seen in ages. I cant wait, but we will miss Dad!

Easter Weekend

Before Marcus went to Tucson for the week we were able to go see the Easter Pageant together. I love going, even though I have had the opportunity to go often in the past, it still brings me to tears every time. There is nothing better than having a renewed and mind refreshing testimony building experience. On Saturday we had a party with the White family. It was fun to see everyone, enjoy good food (Grandmas orange slush and black-eyed pees are Marcus' favorite), watch and help the kids with the egg hunt, and also participate in the famous money egg! That evening Lyza left the Easter bunny some carrots so he would not forget to come to our house. On Sunday morning we had so much fun watching the girls open their Easter baskets. Cyndal was most excited about her bubbles ( the awesome no spill ones of course with this girl), and Lyza wanted to get her water hose open to play with as soon as she saw it. After opening baskets we all snuggled up to watch conference. It was such a wonderful weekend spent together to celebrate a magnificent holiday.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Hunting with Daddy

The first hunting expedition; I am not to sure how I feel about it.... Marcus took Lyza hunting outside last night. For squirpions! I am terrified of these ugly little bugs, so part of me thinks they should not be alive anyway. The other part of me aches at the thought of Lyza seeing her dad enjoying taking life from something.... This is one area Marcus and I have to avoid talking about! Lyza seemed to enjoy time with daddy so I didn't say anything....

The second hunting expedition was more pleasing to me, and I think more fun for Lyza. They went into the groves to hunt for lizards. This time it was to catch, not kill. Thank goodness! Marcus and Lyza brought home "Larry the lizard". Lyza and Cyndal had hours of fun playing with him. He was so friendly and just hung out on their shirts as they paraded around with him. Lyza got a kick out of Larry curling around her thumbs up!


Water Fun

We have been outside a lot these past few weeks. Its been tons of fun watching Lyza's love for water grow. Cyndal on the other hand is surprisingly cautious, there's not a lot she is reserved about. Either way its so much fun watching them so happy outside. I know I am excited to be outside in the sun after a long Ohio winter!