Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Time flies!

Yesterday Pla Shee's baseball team had batting practice at a local amusement park, and while we were entertaining the little ones in the arcade area, I remembered that I had taken Kai to the same place exactly two years before.

So here's my precious boy in April 2011, at one and a half:

And here's our picture from yesterday, at three and a half:

Saturday, April 6, 2013

A perfect Spring Saturday

Today was just about perfect.  We started off with donuts for breakfast, which helped everyone maintain cheerful attitudes for the remainder of the morning.  Baseball opening ceremonies and a baseball game for Pla Shee took up most of the morning.  Kai could not have been more thrilled with the bounce house that showed up at the park while we were at the game.  We literally had to pull him off of it when it was time to leave.

Here's Pla Shee during the opening ceremony this morning.

When we got home from the game, we were so thrilled to see that Pu Lue and Paw Moo, Pla Shee's biological parents, and Pa Day Day, Pla Shee's 18 year old brother, were at our house.  Pu Lue is helping us replace some rotten boards on our house since his carpentry skills are a thousand times better (and faster) than ours.  Paw Moo and I spent most of the afternoon in the garden, getting the beds ready for the tomato and eggplant seedlings that are going in next week.  

Pla Shee and Pa Day Day played catch in the yard for a really long time.  Pa Day Day said it was the first time he'd worn a baseball glove!

Kai and Aaron got in on the baseball fun as well.  Kai can't wait to be old enough for tee ball next spring!

And finally, in keeping with our nutritious start to our day, we finished the day off with ice cream cones on the front porch.  Good times.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Muddy Puddle fun

The boys begged to go outside yesterday afternoon to jump in the muddy puddles that had accumulated in the front yard as a result of all the rain we've had this week.  It was freezing outside, but they seemed to have a blast.  Ruby was not allowed to partake in the fun, but squeezed in a grin as an onlooker, nonetheless.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Easter Weekend

We had a fun-filled weekend, starting with a trip to the Dallas Cowboys Stadium on Friday night to watch Michigan beat Kansas in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament.  We had a blast, and Pla Shee could not have been more excited that he got to go to the game...one of the perks of being the oldest child!

Saturday we had a pancake breakfast and Easter Egg hunts at Kai and Ruby's school.  Turns out Kai is not the best egg hunter...he likes to examine the contents of each egg as he picks it up.  So Ruby hauled in about 20 eggs to Kai's 4.  But both were happy with the results, so I guess it worked.  Pla Shee lied and said he was still 11 so he could hunt eggs also, but I limited his haul, much to his disappointment.  He is a champion egg finder.

Here we are at church on Sunday morning. I laughed when I compared this pic to last year's Easter pic--Kai's doing his best frown in both!
This year:

 Last year:

And here we are at Aunt Nita's house.  Same problem!
This year:
And last year:

Sunday we had an egg hunt of a different sort, with 4 of our turkey chicks hatching in the afternoon.  They are super cute!  We put them in our rabbit hutch with a heat lamp, because we've learned from past experience that our hens don't do a very good job caring for the chicks once they hatch.  Ruby is fascinated with them.

We had a great time at our niece Sarah's house on Sunday afternoon.  The kids love playing with their cousins.  Here's proof that Kai actually did smile this weekend!