Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter at the Governor's Mansion

Growing up, my favorite Easter tradition was making a nest with Bluebonnets for the Easter Bunny to leave our Easter treats in. We never really did arts and crafts like coloring eggs and such. And I am ok with that. However, when you celebrate Easter in Oklahoma, there aren't Bluebonnets. So that scratches the nest making tradition. And when you're celebrating it with one crafty sister-in-law, well...you color eggs. And lots of them. Like 4 dozen. It was fun! Maybe I'll add it to our little family's Easter tradition for the future. The Easter Bunny was good, very good to the boys. Kaden didn't really get to "hunt" eggs. Good ole' Oklahoma weather didn't cooperate. It was rainy and chilly. I'm not sure he would have really been in to it yet anyway. Perhaps next year.

And yes, we celebrated Easter Sunday at the Oklahoma Governor's mansion. Pretty cool place. All 4 stories, 14,000 square feet of it. Kass' second cousin is married to Governor Mary Fallin. Yay for us! Boo for the crappy weather that didn't allow for an Easter egg hunt on the lawn and for making me forget to bring my camera in to take pics. So you'll just have to settle for the few that Kass snapped with his phone. On the drive back home, we were like, why didn't we get a picture with the Governor for memory sake because who knows how often something like this will happen again...after the fact, of course.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

guess he's gonna be that kid...

You know, the one when it's 80 degrees out, he's wearin' shorts and a t-shirt with a beanie on his head. Cuz it's the cool thing to do. Yeah...that one! He found his beanie in the stroller in the garage and came strollin' out to the front yard with it on. So I ran in to grab the camera because I thought it was too cute not to share.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

country time

Country time. And I'm not talking about the lemonade. Good ole' quality time spent out in CHT. That's where we spent the last few days. Running the Blue Bell Fun Run. Watchin' Kass play in the Cub vs. Alumni baseball game. And knockin' one clear out of the park! Eatin' and eatin' some more! Playin' and hanging out with the family. And lovin' every minute of it! I'll apologize in advance for the numerous pictures. I have a hard time sorting through and just picking a few...

This is the Tonka truck my sister and I used to play with. 29 years and still a goin'.

He's happiest when he's outside. So we spent just about every wakin' minute out there. Soakin' in the rays. Swingin'.


Lending a hand to Nana while she watered her plants. She only has a bazillion of them! That's her thing. Wish I had as green a thumb as her.

And swingin' some more.

This child CANNOT stand anything in his shoes. So we were constantly taking them off to get rocks and dirt out. Not sure who he inherited that from?!?!

Watchin' Harvey. This donkey is old. Really old. Like as old as the first year I showed my heifer in the Washington County Fair. He broke her and she STILL head butt me in the stomach in the show ring. Not a good first experience.

Monday, April 4, 2011

family time

Last Friday, we got to spend some time with the Copelin side of the family in El Reno, OK. It was some much needed bonding time for the boys ~ Kamden and Kaden. I had so much fun sittin' back watchin' the boys interact and capturing a few of those moments.

This is my sad attempt to get a picture of just the boys looking at the camera. Seriously. Impossible.

I love the look on Grandpa's face. Pretty sure the grip Kaden has on his ears isn't comforting. The things grandparents allow their grandchildren to get away with...

Grandpa knows how the keep the boys entertained. Take 'em for a good ole' walk.

Monkey see. Monkey do.

Can't wait to spend more time with them again at Easter in OK. This time for a bit longer than a day.