Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Family Pictures

We had our annual pictures taken today. Aubrey just loved every part of it! Ethan did a good job too, but it is not as easy to get him to smile as it used to be. Enjoy the pictures!

Family members- let me know what you would like!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Catching Up

I am not sure what has happened to my blogging here is a catch up post. All the things we have been up to. The kids were in a wedding at church for some friends of ours. They did a really good job.

Aubrey did not get to stand on the stage, she had to sit with me because we did not think she would do so well...good call. Ethan however, stood perfectly still.

The kids with Bob and Cindy. Cindy was the happiest bride I have ever seen!
Ethan lost another tooth, so he is now missing his two front teeth. Aubrey just wanted to be in the picture.
Derek says Ethan looks like a jack-o-lantern! His tooth had been loose for a couple of weeks, but not quite ready. Ethan was wrestling on the bed with Derek and his tooth got caught on the blanket and came right out!
Aubrey again, wanting to be in on the action. I tried a little more grown up hair style with her and it seemed to do well. This picture was after some wrestling with Daddy on the bed as well.
Ethan had his first science project at school. He was to design a race track and use a magnet for the car to go around. He really enjoyed it and did most of it himself. Aubrey and I went in while they were presenting, so here he is telling his class about his track. The Lego RV in the middle was a hit!

They got to go around and check out all the other tracks up close.
We liked the M&M people on this one.
Mr. Menard checking out Ethan's project.
Last night I was going through the closet where the Easter stuff was for the kids and found some presents Nana had given me at Christmas for Aubrey's birthday! Oops, but she sure did enjoy them last night.
A new nightgown which she had to wear last night. It is perfect for her because she loves strawberries and we sometimes call her Strawberry Aubrey - Derek came up with that!

Opening a pretty dress. So, that is what we have been up to recently. Ethan has also started soccer, so more pictures will be coming of that. The kids and I are driving up to Concord early Sunday morning and then Derek is going to fly up and join us on Wednesday. Looking forward to a fun and relaxing time!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Birthday/Strawberry Festival

Friday was my 32nd birthday and we decided to take Ethan out of school for the day and take a day trip to the Strawberry Festival in Plant City. We started the morning out with a few presents. Aubrey gave me some lovely purple flowers, which I have received before! It is the gift that keeps on giving.
Ethan told Derek he saw the Giant Cupcake pan on TV and really wanted to get it for me for my birthday. Derek looked all over town and finally found it at CVS. Ethan was very excited to give it to me. It was very sweet!

Aubrey got a balloon when we arrived at the festival.
It lasted about 30 seconds! The man was very nice and gave her another one which we quickly tied on her wrist.

Ethan does not look to thrilled to be looking at the animals, but he really did enjoy seeing all the cows and pigs.
He really liked the motorcycle show.
You can't go to the Strawberry Festival and not ride in the big strawberry. It was the perfect day for rides because there were not any lines at all. The down side was that there was not a special on tickets so it was expensive. They only got to do a couple of things each.
The sack slide is always a hit. Aubrey let go early and came down before Ethan so she claims she won!

This cake one first prize and I was very impressed!
Ethan chose to get strawberry pizza for dessert.
Just had to take a picture of the deep fried butter sign. Could there be anything more unhealthy?
Ethan was able to go up and get a piece of wood after the lumberjack show and get the performers to sign it. He thought he was hot stuff. Aubrey fell asleep and missed out.

We ended out day at Maggiano's for dinner and had a great day.
Our strawberries from the festival.
We made our own strawberry pizza.
Of course we had to try out the new cupcake pan Ethan got was yummy!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Aubrey Playing

Derek captured Aubrey playing tea with her animals. He said it was really cute she was serving all of them some tea right out of the tea pot!

Not sure what she was doing here with her bear. When I asked her she did not really have an answer, so I suggested a swing. Her hair band then turned into a swing and they had quite a good time together. I love the streamer hair ties that are attached to the bear's legs.