Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Easter Egg Hunt

Belle had her first Easter egg hung on the day before Easter. There is a community egg hunt at one of the parks in town (its the same egg hunt I grew up going to). It took Belle a little bit to figure out what to do and she couldn't hold on to her basket and walk at the same time so I was the official basket carrier.

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Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny visited our house on Easter morning and brought some fun Easter goodies for us. Belle got a bunch of cute things in her basket. Some playdough, books (including an ABC book I made for her), some new jammies with a bunny on them, and a Mickey Mouse. Belle loves Mickey Mouse-she pronouces his name like Mow Mow.

Of course she picked Mickey up and gave him a kiss right away.

More Mickey lovin'. She got a Minnie Mouse similar to this Mickey for her birthday and she loves it. She even slept with them for a few days tuck right under her.

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Family Easter Egg Hunt

We did a family Easter egg hunt before Easter Dinner at my parents house.

All the kids lined up ready to go. We were trying to get some pictures and of course they were too excited to stand still.

Since this was now Belle's second egg hunt she was totally excited about finding the eggs and putting them in her basket.

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Jackson's birthday

We went to my nephew Jackson's 6th birthday party. It was a John Deere themed party and the decorations turned out so cute.  They had tractors rides and lawn tubing, it was great.

I helped make the cupcake wrappers and toppers.

Belle sure enjoyed herself!

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Apple Blossom Parade

Every year my family goes to the Apple Blossom festival in Wenatchee. There is a big parade and than we have a picnic afterwards. Here we are ready for the parade.
Belle really liked the floats and the bands.

The rest of the crew.

And where we all hung out while waiting for the torrential downpour to pass by us. I have never seen so much rain on Apple Blossom.

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Our New Swimming Pool & Other Happenings

The girls on my mom's side have a fun get together we all call the "Sister Trip." This year we went to Spirit Lake in North Idaho and stayed at one of my relatives cabins (thanks Aunt Carolyn and Uncle Holland!!!). We had so much fun. We went shopping, played games, and made fun crafts. We can't wait until next year! Here we are at Lake Coeur d'Alene walking out on the boardwalk.
And here is our new swimming pool! My dad is putting in some new fields of orhard and in order to help with the irrigation, they built a frost pond. Its so more sprinklers can all be run at the same time and also helps with frost control in the Spring. It is huge-as you can see with my little brother on his dirt bike in the hole. We have talked my dad into making it the family pool with all kinds of amenities. There is a shallow end and soon to be dock. There have been talks of rope swings and zip lines. The plan is also to make it an ice skating rink in the winter.

Turning the water to begin filling the pond!

The posts with the beam is where the dock is going to be. We need to take some pictures of it completely full.

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