Easter weekend was a blast! We stayed with grandma & grandpa and enjoyed a wonderful weekend of sunny weather and yummy food and fun with cousins and grandparents & great grandparents and aunts and uncles. Gavin had been anticipating Easter ALL month long, so he was pretty excited that it was finally here. How grown up does he look, by the way? Gavin spent the weekend playing in mud, thinking about mud, throwing rocks in the creek, building legos, flying his remote control helicopter, and helping color the Easter eggs. He was really more interested in supervising Scott, who was putting together heavy equipment made from legos, but he told me he’d help me with eggs so that I wasn’t lonely. Sweetness. We really lucked out with the sunshine for Easter, it was actually warm and the grass was dry- we call that perfect Easter conditions in Oregon!
Hey it’s been a while since I posted a mid-week recipe! These are my fave. Such perfect, rich, moist brownies, you’ll want to be sure you have people to share them with because they’re too good to keep in the house alone. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
This GavinMouse. Funniest thing: so he always always has to use the bathroom RIGHT when we sit down to eat dinner. A couple of nights ago he was dancing around like crazy in his chair, trying to tell a very long story, and I interrupted him to say “do you need to use the potty?” He responded “oh I was hoping you’d say that.” Scott & I cracked up laughing. He is so funny.
Yesterday we were waiting at the Walgreens photo counter & he was eating a bag of peanuts. He said “uh oh. I think when he’s done with his nuts ‘Let it Go’ is gonna come on.” The songs from the movie Frozen have occupied much of his thoughts lately. Sure enough, when he was done eating he broke out in song. With hand motions, my fave.
G is beside himself about Easter & about spending the weekend at grandma & grandpa’s house. Hooray, the day is finally here!
Our weekend in photos: we spent a lot of time in the sandbox, went for a walk, Pops & Gavin hauled wood, and we went to sushi dinner. Friday we went to the zoo with a college friend & her little ones. This weekend felt like a sneak peek of summer!
I kinda want to tell myself to shut up about the gorgeous weather, but whatever, I’m on a roll. So please enjoy this video of us frolicking in the beautiful weather.
Family Art Night at the preschool was tonight & it was such a beautiful day that we got to do our art projects outside! We painted, made shaker instruments & ate yummy treats. I made a chocolate dipped butterfinger cookie recipe that was a real winner. I’m glad we took those to share so there’s not a full batch haunting our kitchen!
Look at these cutie face boys! We walked to the park in the sunshine with grandma today and it was F.U.N. Gavin and Henry both loved the merry go round and Gavin is such a climber!
These photos are from the last week of February and the first week of March. What about Big feeding Small his first ever solid food? We hadn’t planned to feed Henry baby food until after he was six months but he has been so obsessed with food since about five months that we decided to give it a try. Gavin was so excited to be the feeder. We picked up some baby food at the store one day and Gavin was astounded. “Like right now? Right now we’ll feed him when he’s so tiny?!” Hen was a good little food trier and had a few bites before he turned his head away in refusal. Gavin fed him sweet potatoes for his first food. We’ve since tried bananas and pears and sweet potatoes a couple more times. So far he hasn’t been the least bit interested in any of those things. However… refried beans at our neighborhood Mexican restaurant, Greek yogurt and toast have been high on his priority list lately. Maybe this guy will be like his big brother and have no interest in baby food, he’ll just move right into eating sushi and capers. ;)
Today we went to OMSI with Grandma. Gavin could have stayed busy there all week & Henry tried to get in on the action too. PS how cute is he in his first ever baseball cap?!