Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Attempting to get a Family Easter Picture

Well, this is a real-life shot!! Jason reasoning with Riley Kate trying to get her to cooperate and Grayton not even paying attention in the least!

That was good enough--I'll take it!! Not worth the struggle to try and get the perfect picture!!

The Easter Bunny hopped on over to our house!!

The Easter Bunny came to see us Saturday morning!!

Riley Kate knew it was Hawk, but was scared when he had his bunny ears on! I was so tired I did not even care! I had run 12 miles that morning and my legs were feeling a little like jello!!

And Riley Kate had a meltdown--shocking, I know-haha!!

Easter Bunny Cake #1

Both kids with eyes on the cake-haha-imagine that!

Brother was so proud of his cake!!

Brother enjoying his hard work of baking and decorating the bunny cake!!

The Easter Bunny cake we made at our house! And yes, I know a bunny's mouth doesn't look like that, but our bunny is very happy!! I am not an artist-and I mean really I was helping Grayton decorate the cake while trying to keep Riley Kate from eating our supplies!! I think it turned out cute!! AND it tasted sooo good!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

True Delta Muddy Waters

Well, as you can see, we have a nice conglomeration of little mud puddles in our yard when it rains. The kids, especially Riley Kate, love to play in the water/mud!! They had so much fun, and Riley Kate was literally rolling in the mud and water and saying " I swim mama!" Her boots were full of water, but she didn't care-she was splashing in all of the puddles. Grayton was loving jumping in the puddles and making a big splash!! It is too cute-she tries to do everything he does!!

Beautiful Weather!!!

Riley Kate having a meltdown from too many pictures!!

We have had so much fun enjoying the beautiful weather!! I swear this whole family has SAD (seasonal affective disorder)-haha!! We love the spring and summer, and we are so thankful for these wonderful days!!


After the birth of Grayton, Jason and I began running and became highly addicted!! I soon made my first jogging stroller purchase, The Tike Tech all terrain single jogger. It was wonderful until I needed another seat for Riley Kate. I got this Dreamer Design off of ebay, and I love it! I call it my freedom and my sanity because I can load up the kids and go running whenever I feel like it! The kids love to stroll. They usually ask to go. We have run several races just for fun--Delta Jubilee 5K, Juke Joint Festival 5K, St. Jude 1/2 Marathon, Double Decker 10K, 300 Oaks 10K, etc. We love to run and if there is a race we can make it to, we'll run it!! We are running about 4 to 5 miles a day now with long runs of 7 to 12 miles on the weekends!


Since Grayton's 1st birthday, I have ventured out a bit and started baking and creating my kid's birthday cakes each year. Also, I am the homeroom mother for Grayton's class, so I am trying to get creative with my baking. I am not very good at it, but it is so much fun!! If anyone has any new cute ideas, share them with me.