Sunday, March 23, 2008


We had a great Easter at our house! The kids had fun with an Easter Egg hunt yesterday with all their friends, and then baskets today. Halle was especially excited to wear her Easter dress, and woke up at 7:30 am and put it right on. We painted her fingernails and toenails (which she loved) and put curls in her hair (which she did NOT love). Josh got his very first tie, and he looked so darn handsome! We got to go have a YUMMMY dinner at the Yate's house (thanks Susan!) and the kids had a blast playing baseball with the dads. Halle and Jenna even got Dayton to be Prince Phillip while they were Sleeping Beauty, so it was a perfect day. Rusty got to go to the Dimig's cabin this weekend with the scouts, and had a blast tubing, snowshoeing, and playing Guitar Hero till all hours of the night. Also this week Halle sang in her first ever musical performance. She is in a little singing group called Tiny Tunes, and they sang at an Assisted Living Center during Tea Time. The kids looked so cute in their black pants, white shirts, and red scarves. I'll post a few of the cutest songs. But the best part was that they got to stay for tea after they sang. They drank lemonade out of real tea cups (scaring all the mom's to death--kids can't have glass cups!) and hand little pasteries and sandwiches.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Pics of Golden Gate

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Golden Gate Canyon State Park

You may look at the pics and video of our trip and say, "Wow--looks like they had a fun time." Well.....we didn't. The pics you see recorded about 30 min of our weekend get away. And by far the best 30 min. We went up to Golden Gate Canyon State Park and stayed in a little cabin. The plan was to go snoeshoeing, sledding, and other fun winter stuff. But fate was not on our side. We'd only been out snowshoeing for about 30 min when Halle started whining to go back to the cabin. We drew it out as long as we could, then finally headed back. I was trying to lift Josh over a snowdrift on the side of the road when my snowshoes crossed and I fell to the road, Josh in arms. I broke most of his fall, but he still smacked his head on the road. And I completely twisted my knee. It was one of those totally nauseous with pain moments. Needless to say, I couldn't walk the rest of the trip. And the bathroom was not near our cabin. I took a little rest, hoping it would get better, but I spent the rest of the trip hopping from place to place. No more snowshoeing for me. BOOOOOO. AND Josh was getting a tooth and he whined and cried more often than not. AND he hated his gloves, so he'd pull them off, then he'd scream and cry b/c his hands were cold. AND, Halle had to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night (like I said, the bathrooms weren't that close to us!) AND she grinds her teeth LOUDLY while she sleeps. By the time morning rolled around both Rusty and I were ready to pack up and head out, so that's exactly what we did. Rusty was a trooper, a "make the best out of a bad situation" kind of guy. I give us an A for effort and an F for execution. On the bright side, I did get to hop out to the campfire and we roasted marshmellows--Halle's favorite. It snowed in the night, which made everything BEAUTIFUL in the morning. Sure would have been fun to snowshoe in all the new powder.......
(Ok--I can't get pics to upload. I'll try again later)