Wednesday, April 15, 2015

April Fool's Day Trickery!

We love April Fool's Day in this house! The kids get so into playing tricks and that means I need to execute a few too. We've had some good ones over the years, so it gets harder and harder to fool them as they grow up. My arsenal of new ideas is running low. 

But packing lunches always allows for some tom foolery! 
Fake bugs in the sandwiches.
 Plastic realistic looking apples from the dollar store 
(Elijah took a bite thinking it was real!) 
Sprite in the water bottles. These made a loud pop when they opened them. 

And who doesn't love broccoli lollipops. 

 Looks pretty good, right?! I did pack more actual food just so you know they wouldn't starve. 
 And a little morning teepee-ing to start the day off right! 
 The kids put this in the mail for me:) Co cute! 
And since we are flashbacking here- Happy St. Patrick's Day, as well! 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Happy Easter 2015

 Every year, Mark writes up clues and the kids do a little 
Scavenger hunt to find their basket. 
It's a fun tradition! 

 Our very own Easter Bunny:) 
First year making a coconut cake that we shared with all our neighbors. It was delicious! I couldn't find unsweetened coconut so I bought 2 coconuts and freshly grated and toasted it- AMAZING! Took tons of time but the end result was out of this world! 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Looking Back: Wrapping up our Trip: Missouri and The City Museum

We ended our big trip out east in January with a stop in St. Louis, Missouri, 
to stay with our dear friends, Val and Tim Handyside. 
We spent the day at the City Museum. It was AMAZING! 
Pretty much the best museum I have ever been to.
Basically this guy took all this junk and recycled it into the coolest park. 
Wikipedia does an amazing job describing it...
I could have taken 1,000's of pictures here. It was so cool.

 The tunnels in this place were crazy! Everywhere you looked were tunnels you could climb. 

 The Awesome Brothers- these guys were very witty. 

 That right there is a maze/tunnel/stairway...

 his tunnel was probably about 10 stories high. It was scary! 
 The slides were incredible too 

Great food in St. Louis! 

 During the last leg of the trip, we hit a VERY bad snowstorm in Kansas and the interstate was actually shut down. We had to spend an extra night in a hotel but before long we were greeted by big blue skies and this sign! It was SOOOOOOO good to be home!