Friday, April 16, 2010

Tulips & Tractors

Today was a teacher workday and I had most of my progress reports done, so Parker and I headed to the Woodburn Tulip Festival. I'm so glad we were able to go on a Friday morning to miss the crowds. When we left, the parking lot was packed.

Parker taking his own pictures.

I think this is my favorite picture.

We had a great time and it was a gorgeous day.

Monday, April 12, 2010

More Easter

Dyeing Eggs

It was hard to get him to stop. We had some dyed fingers too.
Before the eggs went in the egg tree, cars filled it. Kind of artsy.

Is a ham supposed to look like this? This is the first ham I've ever cooked. It looked really unappetizing, but it tasted ok. A little dry.

Our pretty eggs in my egg tree.

Got our cool planters filled. Grant's mom got these for us last year. I love them!

I wonder what percentage of Easter Sundays have been dry in Oregon. I'm thinking 10%. Wish we could have done more outside Easter egg hunts/ activities, but we still had a great time.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter morning

Our cute boy with his new cars the Easter Bunny brought him. All dressed up and no where to go. The first Sunday in April is General Conference, so we didn't attend church, but watched the Prophet and other church leaders speak on TV. We still dressed Parker up so he'd understand it was church and got some pictures of him on the deck. Oh, how I love this boy!

Friday, April 2, 2010


Easter Egg Hunt at Day Care

This was a very different experience this year, than last. Parker knew just what to do and ran around gathering up 2 loads of eggs. Unfortunately, the weather was horrible! It was fine at first, then changed to a sprinkle, then a DOWNPOUR and HAIL! Really?! Geez.

Can you see the raindrops? This is Karen, our wonderful day care provider.

After hunting Easter eggs, we headed to the mall with my mom to see the Easter Bunny. (For those of you who never knew this, I was the Easter Bunny at Heritage Mall in Albany for a couple of years. I took pictures some days and had to be the Bunny other days. Kind of humiliating when friends and family members come and tease by sitting on your lap!)

Parker wanted to see Santa instead of the Easter Bunny and on the way into the mall, he began singing, "Frosty the Snowman.... Happy Soul!... button nose..... eyes... coal!" He doesn't understand that Santa is on vacation and will be back to work soon, but we won't see him for quite awhile.
Parker got to groom the Easter Bunny.

I have lots of pictures of Parker just hanging out next to the bunny with no smile. I couldn't get him to smile for anything!
He just likes interacting with him instead of just sitting there. High five!
Play time at the mall!
Now we just need to figure out what Easter traditions we are doing. I don't have a dinner planned, eggs dyed, or any Easter gifts bought. I think we are going to dye some eggs and I may buy a small ham. Parker's Easter Basket is somewhere in the garage. It doesn't feel like it could possibly be Easter because of the winter temperatures and rain. Maybe we'll get some sun soon.