Monday, April 26, 2010

Sunday Snippets

A glimpse into an afternoon spent outdoors...

these balloon balls were fun before they popped on the freshly cut grass

mistress of the slide

that was fun! im ready to go again!

possible future in badminton?

ahhh bubbles make everything better...most of the time!

A Girl's Gotta Have Her Chocolate

I'm not really surprised that these were the only two who really cared about the chocolate birthday cupcakes.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday!!!

Happy 2nd birthday, kiddos!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Welcome to the gun show


have we mentioned how obsessed sulley is with the bushes? she loves to throw balls and uh, tries to ram the wagon into the bushes (or anything)... it's like she needs some excuse to explore into the bed of azaleas.

Trying to find her way out!

Stumble, Trip

Colton and sulley have a new found fascination for our backyard. both kids LOVE to run down into the back yard and hang out. sometimes they get so excited, they can't hardly control themselves. well colton was so excited, he went running down(hill) the cement walkway and took a pretty nasty spill, face first. Poor guy. He was tough, cried for a few seconds and quickly recovered.

Love this pic of him pre-fall...typical Colton look

Post Fall

You can see some of the blood his lips and some of the dirt he ate. He scraped the skin beneath the nose so it looks like he has permanent red boogers dripping from his left nostril.

These are a few of my favorite things

Ice Cream

Mine and yours included

Digging in bags and purses for stuff

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Family Dinner

Colton and Sulley loved seeing Emily and Adam the other night! Sulley certainly grasped the name "emily" and immediately starting calling Emily, "emmy."

We figured this was a great photo op for us to snap some pics and send to savannah! we're thinking of you gran'margie!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Tab's visit!

We a fun visit with Tabitha! Thanks to her for coming all the way from Jacksonville to see us! Colton and Sulley got lots of extra attention and loved all the play time. they were so wound up, no one would even nap! - or perhaps that was the coffee they were being fed ;) We miss you already tab, come back soon!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Hug it out!

Colton and Sulley place nicely MOST of the time but are now starting to hit and push each other. Here they are in a moment of sweetness...

Reston Zoo

We're doing our best to make the most of being outdoors as the weather warms up! Here's some of the lil folk staring at the chickens at the Reston Zoo. It's nothing compared to the National Zoo but it was fun. The chickens weren't quite as cool as the goats...

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Brunch with the Allen family squared

We enjoyed a lovely easter brunch at jud and ings! it was low key but fun! double chocolate chip pancakes, ham, bacon, pineapple cheese casserole, biscuits, blah blah blah.

the kids had fun playing and of course all wanted to play with the same toy. lucy's car(s) are always a hit. colton managed to snag it away from the girls for a second and enjoyed cruisin or uhhh...sitting there.

If you cut off the bottom of the picture,
Colton almost looks like he belongs on the Oregon Trail.

Why are family pictures so hard? someone is always unhappy or not looking at the camera.

The Allen Family

The Allen Family

Miss Lucy and the easter bonnet on her car

Easter pics in Old Town

Before heading to Easter brunch, we snapped a few pics after church. it was mostly a debacle, but whatever.


Opps dropped one!

sulley's secret garden

too happy about eggs!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Morning

Easter morning was significantly more exciting than last year! colton and sulley found their treats, light up egg wands and got right down to business. there was no delay in opening eggs and trying to unwrap reese's cups.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Tudor Place Easter Egg Hunt

We spent Easter eve on a second egg hunt at Tudor Place in Georgetown. The morning started off with a bang when Sulley stepped out of the car and immediately skint both her knees. luckily, she recovered quickly and continued about her business. Of course, Colton took a tumble minutes after sulley but neither kid seemed to be bothered by their injuries.

When she wasn't hunting for eggs, sulley enjoyed running through the gardens...

An official Easter Egg hunt, complete with the Easter Bunny.
Colton wasn't so sure about the bunny...and frankly, i wasn't either!

Frolicking with friends

"mmmmm choc!"

candy high

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Easter Eggstravaganza

Yesterday we hosted our first easter egg hunt!! we lucked out with the weather and enjoyed spending our morning outside. Greg and I spent tuesday night getting ready for the hunt, stuffings some 100 eggs with cheerios, easter shaped marshmallows, m&ms, and reeses cups. It was a success!

Side yard before the hunt.

the "Golden" egg found by baby nattie

You wouldn't believe how hard it is to shop for a 'golden' egg!!
thanks to Ing's amazing gold spray paint, i turned a clear and yellow egg into a masterpiece.
PS - i forgot how much fun spray paint can be.
im currently trying to figure out what else i can spray paint gold! that stuff was amazing!

Easter Eggstravaganza 2010

Thanks to everyone who came, brought goodies, and helped turn a beautiful wednesday morning into something a little more exciting!