Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Then came Easter Sunday. I wanted to get a good shot of the kids looking their spiffiest before church, but we just didn't have time and the background was very messy anyway. So here's the only shot I got of Lydia (Queen of not holding still or looking or smiling when you want her to...it was really a lost cause from the begining...although I think her hands under her chin are pretty darn cute).
And the big three, who were more cooperative, but less in focus than I would have liked.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Here's what the Cruze kids looked like mid-hunt.
After all of the eggs had been found (besides the few that will be discovered in late spring by the lawn mower), the cousins all gathered on the driveway to size up their bounty. I love this part. It's just like checking out all your candy after trick-or-treating. G&G fill their eggs with candy and money. Mostly change, but each kid also got to find an egg with an X on it that contained a dollar bill. Ben hunted $8.85, Emma $11.85, and Josh $10.15 (Lydia, Grandpa and I worked on Josh's basket and he got to sort through the eggs this morning).Lydia did not concern herself with such trivial matters as money. She was too busy saying "wheee" as she slid down the slides and trying to figure out how to get on the swings.
Grammy had made a cake for Josh, which she thoughtfully sent home for him and Grandpa replaced it with one from Ingles so the cake-expecting cousins wouldn't be disappointed.By the time I got home with the healthy three kids and put them to bed, Josh had woken up (he'd been dozing most of the evening) and said "If I eat that whole cake I'm sure I'll feel better!" with his first smile of the last half of the day. How could we resist?He got one piece and opened his gifts sent home from the Langfords and Sextons before going back to bed. We maybe shouldn't have let him have cake on a dinner-less stomach because he threw it all up just after midnight. Tis better to have loved and lost, right? Happy egg hunting everybody!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
"Our children take their flight into the future with our thrust and with our aim. And even as we anxiously watch that arrow in flight and know all the evils that can deflect its course after it has left our hand, nevertheless we take courage in remembering that the most important mortal factor in determining that arrow’s destination will be the stability, strength, and unwavering certainty of the holder of the bow.”
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
(Hear those sibs encouraging her...as if she needs it? And by the way, yeah, the video stops in mid-trip. But don't worry, she tripped securely onto the middle of the mattress.)
Does any one have any spare ankle-weights?