Friday, April 9, 2010

A Trip To The Hill Country

Today we took a trip to the Hill Country to see the bluebonnets and make a visit to Blue Bell. The bluebonnets were GORGEOUS and Blue Bell was amazing and of course YUMMY!
You will notice in the pictures this container around Leyton's neck...it is a bug cage and he carried it around the ENTIRE day...he found 4 lady bugs that he took hostage all the way back home!
Our first stop was Blue Bell in which we were given a 45 minute tour. We were able to see actual ice cream being made and the packaging process.
At the end of the tour you get a cup of ice cream of your choice...the boys were in heaven...after all it is the best ice cream in the COUNTRY!
Then we headed to the bluebonnets...Ashton was way more into them than Leyton...he ran and ran through the fields. Leyton on the other hand looked for more bugs!

Then we headed to this country restaurant called Bevers Kitchen in Chappel Hill. Really neat place and good food.
Even at 3:30 there was a long wait!
Still into his bugs.
We had a great day without any major melt downs, thank heavens! The boys were out as fast as lights when we hit the road home.and yes with the bugs in tow.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Happy Birthday To My Little Monkey!

Today is my little man's birthday! I can't believe he is TWO! I had a Monkey themed birthday party for him at one of the pavilion's in our neighborhood. Since the older kids were in school this morning I decided to do a small party for Ashton and his friends. When the older kids are there it just seems to take away from the young ones! They did crafts, danced to monkey music, ate goodies and played at the park. Here are some pictures from the party...my friend Jamie took all of the pictures so I don't have that many to share yet!
I made these yellow pail favors for each kid filled with a stuffed monkey, bubbles, crayons, paint brushes, clappers and monkey stickers for their crafts!

Another favor was a personalized "Monkey Music" CD...and another was homemade banana nut bread.
They had a blast painting!
and eating chocolate covered bananas!My friend Julie acting like a monkey!

Here is a video of Ash blowing out his candles....it was VERY windy so it was quite a job to keep them lit!

video



Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Easter!

Hope everyone had a great Easter! Gammy came to visit and here are some pictures from our fun-filled weekend!
Gammy, Logan and the boys making sand art bottles.



Saturday went went to Froberg's farm to pick strawberries.

Gammy was in heaven

Leyton was more into finding lady bugs than picking strawberries...he even held one in his hand all the way home to put in his bug cage! Dying Easter eggs
Ash was determined to pick up an egg with these pincher's
and he did it!

What a mess!


I love this picture...he is sooo into it!
The boys loots from the Easter bunny
The egg trail that the Easter bunny left leading to their baskets.



Leyton was thrilled that the Easter bunny brought him treasure!

and of course the chocolate Easter bunnies!

Later we headed outside for an Easter egg hunt.






I think the boys had enough candy to last them a year!