Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

We kicked Easter weekend off on Thursday by unpacking our baskets and 71 plastic eggs to leave out for Mr. E. Bunny.  We also colored eggs the old fashion way with vinegar, water, and food coloring.  I love letting Logan pick the colors and drop in the correct amount as he counts.  Easton thought it was very fun and wanted to keep smacking the eggs with spoons.  

 Saturday was our church Easter egg hunt.  We spent several hours at church with one of our favorite families.  The boys had a blast finding eggs, meeting the Easter bunny (who Easton LOVED!!), making cookies, playing with chicks, planting seeds, and winning full-sized candy bars in the candy bar walk!

After all of the festivities we gathered together to hear the uplifting message!  Easton stayed with his favorite ladies in the nursery but Logan was in service with us.  Three times during the service he looked up at me and said, "I love you."  Being in our church with my amazing family made my heart feel like it might burst!

We capped off a great night by joining the Burkins for some frozen yogurt fun.  It is so cool to see all of our dudes laughing and playing together!  I can't wait to see all of the fun they have growing up together and what kind of mischief they introduce sweet, innocent Harper to!

Easter morning kicked off at 6:26 with Logan in our bed proclaiming that the Easter bunny had come and left him eggs in his room.  Both eggs he brought with him were filled with coins, which made A LOT of noise as we tried to hold him off with his good friend television!  Easton finally stirred around 7:30 and the hunt was ON!  They loved everything in their baskets and Logan even let his brother get a few eggs!

We headed to Aunt Kathy and Uncle Bob's for lunch.  As always our bellies were filled with yummy food!  After lunch the Easter egg hunt began!  It is one of my favorite family events of the year!  Our boys have so much fun running around and finding eggs filled with goodies.  I think the adults have just as much fun seeing the pure joy that comes with a basket full of plastic eggs!

 We ended the day with burgers and dogs on the grill with Gramma Jan and Poppi.  My heart is full.  I am completely blessed and am beyond thankful!  Happy Easter everyone!

Let the Games Begin!

A couple of weekends ago Logan started a new soccer program.  We LOVE it!  His coach is wonderful and has actually taught him a handful of skills in a short amount of time.  It was priceless to see him score his first goal, mouth agape, hands raised, and a look of shock and excitement on his face.  We had to remind him to stay on the field as he ran towards us to celebrate his accomplishment!

Later that evening we took the boys to their first Sporting game of the season.  It was E's very first game!  He loved it and has not stopped talking about it since, "a boom-boom," "kick-goal, a miss."  Translation: he saw fireworks and they kicked at the goal but missed, score 0-0!

That Monday we got to meet Dom Dwyer and Soony Saad from Sporting KC at Kasey's school.  They were unbelievably kind to my boys!  Logan was a bit star struck and got very bashful upon meeting them.  He ran down the hall to hide his embarrassment.  Soony kicked the ball to him and they passed it back and forth having a conversation as they rejoined the group.  This family LOVES Sporting KC!!

A few days later mommy and daddy decided to play hookie and take the boys to a Royals game!  Another first for Easton!  They both loved the game and the numerous snacks they shoveled into their mouths!  They made it all 9 innings and enjoyed a Royals victory!

This weekend we were back on the soccer field and Logan scored 3 GOALS!!  All of his practice is paying off!