Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Brennan woke up very crabby this Easter morning-late to bed, early to rise is his motto. It never works out well for him though.

He was very happy when he saw that the Easter bunny had visited our home. Unfortunately, it has been so wet and rainy here that the Easter bunny couldn't hide the eggs outside:( Come to think of it, I don't think we have ever had an egg hunt outside at our house on Easter morning...some day we will I'm sure. I was so busy video taping him hunting his eggs I didn't get any pictures of him in action.

He of course had to watch Spider Man immediately after receiving his characters.

Brennan loves this book and we have been reading it a lot lately with Easter. It is about a mouse named Owen that gets different kinds of candy in his basket and he eats it all up except the marshmallow chick. He is fond of his marshmallow chick so he keeps him. Very cute story so I put the same candy that was in Owen's basket in Brennan's basket-a chocolate bunny, jelly beans, buttercream eggs and a little marshmallow chick:)

Last night we had Easter dinner with my mother-in-law and Casey's aunt from Peoria. We had a very nice time visiting and Brennan enjoyed all of the goodies he got there:) Today we're having brunch at my dad's house and dinner at my mom's house with my grandparents. We are so lucky to live near most of our family and get to enjoy these holidays with them:)

I picked up these little decorative Easter eggs at Eckert's the other day. I got one for Brennan, one for Reese and one for Scotlyn.

This week Brennan and I took a trip to Build A Bear to make Reese and Scotlyn bunnies for Easter. Brennan's room is decorated in Cardinals so when I was pregnant with him we got him a Fred Bird Build A Bear. We bought him unstuffed and recorded Brennan's heart beat on a recordable device then placed the device in Fred Bird and had him stuffed. I wanted to do the same for Reese and Scotlyn so I bought 2 recordable devices while I was pregnant with them and recorded their heart beats. It has been so hard for me to even look at them much less listen to them, but I decided this is a good time to take Brennan and let him pick out their animals. This is what he chose:)

Trying to decide which one...

Picking their hearts, kissed each one:)

Putting the heart in...

Giving them baths (he couldn't wait to do this!)

Little beauties:)

Today is Reese and Scotlyns' 9 month birthday. I miss them every moment of every day and I wish more than anything that they were here with us.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Fun with Eggs:)

What is Easter without dying eggs?!

We had so much fun with this dinosaur egg dying kit!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Party

There is a lot of Easter going on around here! Brennan had his party at school this week and of course they did a lot of fun stuff!

The Easter baskets they made are soooo cute!!! It is made from a milk jug!

"What's inside, mom?" That's all he was concerned about!

Brennan dying Easter eggs.

Are these not ridiculously adorable?!?! Brennan's teacher's assistant is a super baker-cheese cakes, cookies, etc and she made these cute little carrot stick flower pots! Inside the flower pots was veggie dip. So creative!

I just loved the little carrot garden.

Brennan played a game with his teacher. They were racing to get the eggs with their legs tied together.

Brennan's teachers birthday was Monday so Tuesday the kids gave her cards they made and Brennan got her an Easter Lilly:)

She loved it:)

Brennan gave these books out to his friends in his class:) We LOVE the mouse, moose, pig stories.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Great Outdoors!

With the warm weather we had recently, we have been getting all of Brennan's "vehicles" out. We had to store them for the winter because they take up so much room in our garage!

Brennan had his first skinned knee of the year and you would have thought it was the end of the world-he was still talking about it at bedtime! He has always been a really cautious guy and really thinking back, he hasn't fallen a whole heck of a lot. To have a boo boo to notice anyway. Well, he was not fond of this one:)

Brennan was playing in a dirt pile in the back of our property. He is doing a gardening unit at school and bugs go right along with that so he is supposed to bring bugs to school on Friday to put in their bug house. He found a centipede in the dirt pile so we decided he would be a good bug friend to take to school. Brennan named him Box. He decided that Box needed some friends so we had to search for more crawly critters.

He loved playing in the dirt:)

He was waving this around in the dirt saying "Mommy look, I'm tickling the bugs."

This is what I get lately when I ask for a smile...silly silly and more silly!