Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

Hoping you all had a glorious Easter. Ours couldn't have been better under the circumstances.

Both Aubrey and Shay had fevers this morning, so church didn't happen this Easter. And I think Shay is possibly coming down with an ear infection. While we are all at the tail-end of this virus, Shay is not getting any better, in fact he was a bear most of the day today and only broke his (low-grade) fever late this afternoon. I am going to play it by ear tomorrow morning and see how he feels to determine whether we're going to take a trip to the pediatrician or not.
It was a beautiful Easter day. The weather was in the low 80's and we let the kids play outside all day. We figured the fresh air would do them all some good.

Nerds for breakfast! "Now that's what I'm talkin' about, mom!" Shay was so cranky this morning that he screamed at me for taking his bib off while he was eating them. (I figured he didn't need it for the photo since he was only eating candy.) I guess he was afraid I was going to take him away from his "Precious." Shortly after that unhealthy breakfast, he had some Children's Advil to wash 'em down. He was running a temp and had no appetite for breakfast at all, he had a small appetite for Nerd's however.

He was feeling much better later in the afternoon when the kids hunted for eggs. We walked next door and had our egg hunt there where we have that green stuff they call "grass." Shay was really into it until he realized that unlike the eggs at Grandma's, these did not have candy in them.

"Wow, mom, look at all my eggs!"

"Hey mom, open this one for me. I want some candy."

"Here take your dumb, empty eggs back,

Sammy. It doesn't take much for him to look adorable!
(This was his 'hurry up and take the picture,' pose.)

"Another picture!" He refused to smile or even look this way.

The girls in their new dresses.

I keep telling them that they better stop growing up.
So far, they're not listening.

The egg-hiding mastermind. Robby hid 160 eggs.

Here is Robby scaring his mother to death!
Oh yes, he's in that pine tree. See if you can find him. He's at least 30ft up there, although you can't tell from the picture. I told him if he didn't die from falling out of the tree, I was going to kill him as soon as he got down.

Here's my precious son scaring his mother to death... AGAIN!!!

Now he's taking refuge in the tree because he knows he's gonna get it once he comes down.

All five of the kids and daddy together.


Our Family of 5 said...

What a beautiful family you have. The pictures are all so good. Your son was giving me heart palpations up in that tree. Glad he made it down safely.
Hope Shay is feeling better!

Kelly said...

Carla I could look at your blog all day. You have such a beautiful family and your pictures just portrays so much joy and FUN at your home!

Dewey & Stacey said...

What a fun Easter!! Sorry the kiddos are sick. I hope they are feeling better now. I love the picture of the desert, It really is beautiful. I can relate to brown surroundings, we had to plant "that green stuff" FOUR times to get it to grow. And believe me it would win no lush prizes now.
Best Wishes

Heidi said...

What a fun Easter. I love that he is eating nerds for breakfast! And it is a rare kid when he actually wants the bib on! Lucky you!

Mary Ann said...

Carla, I loved all the pictures! It looks like your family had a great easter even with the fevers!

Your son is sure hanging on a tiny
branch in that tree! Aahhhhhhhh!!
I would have died!

Mary Ann

Mary Ann said...

Shay and Josie are bring tagged by Sara Ava and Lilee. go to my blog to see.