April 2018

The first day of April was also Easter.  The kids were waiting to go find their Easter baskets.

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General Conference activities!

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And this has to be one of the most common Easter activities: eat the head off a chocolate bunny! (You thought I was going to say Easter egg hunt…)

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We did that too!

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My sweet Cason has had to take this nast medicine for a year and a half now.  As much as he hates it, he has gotten better at it!

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Corbin “flossing” while he is in the outfield!

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For Cub Scouts, they showed the boys the proper way to burn a flag when it is torn or tattered.  

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Corbin missed Cub Scouts for his game.  Look at that cool guy!

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I washed and folded some of the boys old baby clothes to pass on to Holly for Nate and it had me reminiscing about my small baby boys!  I could almost feel those chunky babies in my arms wearing these exact clothes.

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I got to drive on a field trip for Corbin’s class.  

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Kinsley drew this picture and wrote this all by herself!  I loved it because it shows how excited we all are for upcoming trip!

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My kids don’t love homework (who does?) but I have to give them credit, especially Corbin, for just coming home and getting it done. Even when it takes longer because of a 3 page book report, project and presentation he has to complete.  Last year I had to sit with him more to encourage the work on reports.  This time, I gave him ideas of timing and he just worked on it himself and got it done 2 days before it was due!! I’m so proud of this kid!

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Aisling had her baby shower and I was so glad I got to celebrate with her!

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Sleepy girl on the way home!

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But then we went to Great America because our nephew was here for school for a band concert!  We got to see him for a minute before he was off to the awards!

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The next day was a Sunday and I felt we all needed to get out of the house after church.  My body, mind and spirit had been craving some nature and I thought it would be good for us to go on a little hike!

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We went to our friends house for dinner and  thought this it was cute when the 4 boys were begging Connor to go out and play baseball with them.  

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Kinsley came home from school with a stowaway in her lunch box.  She seriously brought a rollie pollie home from school.

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Corbin freaked me out with his tortilla face!

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At Cason’s game when Nate was getting ready to leave, Kinsley gave him a hug and then he just kept hugging her!  It was so cute!

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Playing with Nate!!

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And then……HAWAII!!!!!!

When we got back from Hawaii, i noticed these flowers in our backyard had bloomed!  I love spring!!

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The kids spring pictures!

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We got a selfie walking home!

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I’m tired of being the mom that is just a drill sergeant barking orders to be on time for school in the morning and then to get homework done, eat a super early dinner to be on time for the various baseball games or practices or scouts or whatever it is.  So this one day after school, I took the kids to get ice cream and then walk around the pond at our local community center.  I think it was a nice break up of the monotony of the week and definitely a needed high after our awesome trip!

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I loved this project Kinsley brought home from class one day!! Everything about it is just so cute!

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I told Cason to grab a few grapes for dinner and this was his idea of a few.  This kid LOVES grapes!

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What a great month!!

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