Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pinewood Derby!

Adam Wins Third Place at the Pinewood Derby! Father and Son make an amazing Team!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


We got our official blue bonnet pics and I think they turned out great!

Alex is 5!

Last weekend was Alex's birthday! We can't believe our baby is so old! It doesn't seem like too long ago we were in Luxembourg worried about his color and breathing. He was induced 3 weeks early (I couldn't take it anymore!) and was still 8 lbs. He did not want to come out, he was very unhappy to leave! His ears were still folded up and his body was incredibly hairy! He didn't make any sounds but a little moan every 5 minutes or so. He was kind of blue and it took awhile to warm him up. Even though he was the lowest scoring kid in the family (Apgar 4) I had the best recovery with him European style. I will always look back with fondness of that week spent in bed with my mother in law bringing me meals and the rest of the house taken care of. All I did was love my baby and eat cookies. Since then Alex has been all over the place and has continued to be such a joy in our family. He always has something funny to say or something crazy to do. We love you Alex!

Alex's cousin LeRoy was born 6 days before Alex and so traditionally we hold their birthdays together when we can. We have had 4 birthdays together now. They came up from Houston this weekend and we had a viking/treasure map birthday. Later in the day we hung out at the lake. It was great!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Blue Bonnets!

We have been in Texas for two years and we have never taken Blue Bonnet pictures before. Maybe because I always accidentally call them Bluebells. (I have gotten into trouble for that) . So this year I was really hopeful we can score that Texas must have picture. Everyone was telling me where to drive to see the flowers. Turns out that on my very own road, what I thought were weeds were Blue Bonnets. Today after school we pulled over and had a photoshoot. We used my iphone with my new hipstamtic app that gives it a retro film feel. I think they turned out really great. Plus I have beautiful children!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Spring is Really Here!

Spring is officially here and we have been soaking up the sunshine with our little family and friends!

That is Adam and friend on the little island. They swam all the way (with life jackets) and hade quite an adventure. It reminded me of the Hardy boys. When they weren't in the water they were on the beach. Jason and I were nearby playing volleyball with friends from the ward. We actually did really good considering we haven't played since we live in Russia!
We had a nice Easter Egg hunt at the church bright and early.
Here are our Easter pics. The family one was done with a tripod and timer. The wind was not cooperating. But the kids were. Look at those faces!!