Thursday, April 24, 2014

Matt Buries the Lincoln-Boy and Four Kids in a Little Tree

Matt and Lincoln: I don't know which one came up with this idea but I am pretty sure they think a little too much alike (-:

All four of my kids in a tree...

Thea Belle's first successful and un-aided climb up a tree

She was so happy!

Peace out!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Easter "Klaus"

I am so proud that my son asked to have this pom pom sewn to his stocking hat and has been wearing it non-stop the last two days. Way to channel Klaus Daimler!

Easter 2014

Best I could do as we headed out the door to church...with the Resurrection Pogo Stick Prop and Deke's Easter Pirate Tie that Brad said was appropriate because the skulls remind us of Christ's death and the white is for us being washed clean by His blood (the red handerkerchiefs) -- oh dear.

Thea Belle's Easter dress...I was happy to figure out how to fully line a dress with no seams showing. This dress was her request after watching a Jane Austen movie with me: Mom, may I please have a white dress? They are so "elegant"!

Pale pink ribbon on her left shoulder is from a blanket with roses and satin trim that I had on my bed growing had been my grandma's. The trim sort of fell apart but I saved a few pieces of it for something someday. It became the bow on Thea Belle's dress this year.

Easter egg hunt with the Rowleys

Easter egg stuck in a tree...Hoola Hoop rescue underway...


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Thea Belle's "Spring" Ballet Recital...

The first half the recital was the girls' showing the exercises they run through in an everyday class.



Getting ready to dance to "Let It Go" from the Frozen soundtrack...

With Brad, who rode is bike from work and made it just as the recital began. The second Thea Belle saw him, she gasped and ran over to kiss him. It was wonderful.
With her beloved teacher Miss Brie and the flowers her daddy gave her at the end of the recital.
She asked for a white flower in her hair.