Wednesday, April 30, 2014

april 2014

five months
This month started with our dogwoods blooming and Miss Ellie turning FIVE months old!  She is the happiest baby and loves interacting with her brothers and sister, trying to make them laugh as much as she does.

lexie rollerblades
Lexie used some of her birthday money to get rollerblades.  She was VERY nervous trying them out for the first time and insisted that she needed to start in the grass in order to learn how to balance. 

Before long, she was rollerblading (and falling) like a pro!

easter morning
We celebrated Easter with just our family of seven this year.  The kids slept until about 8am and then we all headed downstairs to do Easter baskets and hunt for eggs.

easter basket fun
The kids all got new beach towels and outdoor toys/sprinklers in their baskets this year.  The Easter Bunny must have been anticipating the warmer weather headed our way!  :)

egg hunting and church
The kids hunted for eggs all over downstairs until they found them all, except one, because that darn Bunny hid it so well.  It took a few weeks for them to find the last one-- makes me happy that they were hunting for plastic eggs and not real ones!!  After our hunting, everyone got ready for church and we were on our way!

jetton park
Instead of going out of town for Spring Break this year, we decided to do some fun things in our part of town.  We packed a delicious picnic lunch and went to Jetton Park one afternoon.

lake norman
Everything was blooming which made the lake even more beautiful!

We went for a walk around the park and Ellie thought it would be the perfect time for a nap.

monkey bars
We found the playground and Ben impressed us all with his monkey bar skills.

swinging sweetie
And Ellie went in the swing for the first time!


energy explorium
We went to the Duke Energy Explorium to learn all about electricity and nuclear energy.

lake norman hike
We went for a nature walk around Lake Norman.

sprinkler fun
We put our Easter stuff to good use and played in the sprinklers.

 A lot!!

sweet girl
We even brought Ellie's jumper out so she could join in the fun, too!!

playing outside
Fun with water guns!

ben's rollerblades
Ben got a pair of rollerblades as an early birthday gift so that he could rollerblade with Nick and Lexie!  He spent a lot of time falling down before he figured out how to rollerblade.

fun out front
The kids spent lots of time rollerblading during Spring Break because we had such beautiful weather.

ben's birthday
Ben turned SEVEN this year-- where does the time go?!  He was all smiles while he opened his presents.  :)

silly kids
Sweet and silly kids.

ben's birthday cake
Happy Birthday, Sweet Benner!!

Rollerblading all day, every day.....

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