Monday, April 23, 2012

Spring Sports

The weather has been beautiful recently and we are glad to get out and enjoy it.  Richie started soccer this week. He has played two games and his team lost the first game but won the second.  Richie is doing great this year!  He has a much better attitude and he is playing really well, he is especially good defensively.  It makes a big difference that he played last year.  He is wearing the number 1.

The elementary school had their annual fun run on Friday.  We were so proud of him!  Dad got to run with him and Richie paced himself through the whole race and came in 9th in his class.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Happy Easter!

I took lots and lots of pictures this Easter and I just couldn't narrow it down because I like so many of them, so get ready for a lot of collages.

Last week was the kid's spring break and we went down to Blanding for a visit.  I spent most of the week sewing the girl's Easter dresses so I didn't get the camera out until the last day we were there and the kids dyed some eggs.  The Barton girls joined in the egg dying fun!

Grace watched the older kids color their eggs and then we let her try one at the end.  She thought it was snack time and took a big swallow of vinegar/dye solution, and tried to take a bite out of the egg shell. Then she got really upset when the egg was taken out of the dye because she thought we were taking it away from her.

We went to church in Logan and then drove to Burley for a few hours for dinner and an egg hunt.  The girls dresses turned out so cute, I am really happy with them.  Like I said before, I took LOTS of pictures, I just couldn't resist!  I got some really good group shots of the three kids because Dad was doing something behind me that made them all laugh and smile.  I have no idea what he was doing, but it really worked!

Grandma asked Richie to decorate the bunny cake and he basically frosted the whole thing by himself.  He did such a great job, and I was really proud of him.  I helped him put the face on at the end, but other than that, it was all his great work.

Grace spent most of the afternoon on this little slide.  She had SO MUCH FUN!

The confetti egg hunt was lots of fun.  Richie was most excited about "getting Anson" and Sophia was excited to be on Brianna's team.  Sophia hit so hard that it was more like she was cracking heads with eggs, rather than the other way around.  Poor Dad got the worst of it, I think.

Even Grace got in on the fun!

Monday, April 9, 2012

April Fools Day Birthday Party for Daddy

For some reason it is always really difficult for me to get a birthday cake made for Dad on his birthday. At some point in the first couple years of our marriage Richie decided that his birthday would last until I finally made his cake, so sometimes his birthday continues for a few days, or a couple weeks, and sometimes a month. This year I still hadn't made his birthday cake at the end of March. I don't think I have ever gone that long before finally making his cake, although Richie claims I went a whole year once, but I don't think that is true.

The last week in March I was at the grocery store with Sophia and she said, "You know, it's still Dad's birthday.  We need to make him a cake."  Then she helped me pick out a cake and frosting for him.  I think she was just looking for an excuse to have cake and ice cream, but according to our tradition, she was right, it was still his birthday.

It was a busy week so we didn't actually make the cake until April 1st, but I think it is appropriate that we finally had Dad's birthday party on April Fool's Day.  Later that evening Sophia said she didn't feel very good and climbed into Dad's lap and fell asleep.  She hardly ever goes to sleep early, and she is not much of a cuddler, so this was a nice little "birthday present" for him.

Happy Birthday Daddy!  It was only four months late this year.