Sunday, April 29

Happy 7th Birthday Sarah!!

Sarah had a great birthday this year. 

We took the kids ice skating on Friday night, and then on her birthday (Saturday) the elementary school had a carnival. 

We had a great time playing there, and then we came home for a little party. 
Grandma and Grandpa Hunger joined us for the festivities. 
Lasagna dinner, rainbow cake and ice cream, and presents completed the evening.

I had to include a few extra pictures of the cake this time because it was our first six-layer rainbow cake.  It was so much fun to make and for everyone to eat!

 Seven things about Sarah on her 7th birthday:
1.  She is a sweet girl who loves to help Mom & Dad and her younger siblings. 
2.  She is very bright and excels in school.
3.  She makes friends easily.
4.  She has perfected her cartwheel and back-bend in tumbling this year.
5.  She absolutely will not eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (how is she MY child?)
6.  She finally lost her first and only tooth last month.
7.  She is constantly writing and illustrating short stories any time she can get her hands on some paper.  

We are so grateful to have Sarah in our home.

Monday, April 9

Hippity Hoppity Easter

This year I got a little ambitious and decided to make the kids' Easter clothes.  I found a tutorial online on how to make a little girl dress out of a men's dress shirt.  Dennis was happy to donate to the cause.  I even had enough material on the sleeves to make the boys matching bow ties.

Jared was not cooperating for pictures... but Andrew, Emma, and Sarah were doing great.

This Easter was especially great this year because it was Jared's first day of nursery at church!  We were very, very excited for this day.

And, Jared?  Well, he'll warm up to the idea eventually.  Especially when he realizes that snacks are always part of the deal.

Saturday, April 7

Weiner Roast

Dennis went down to his Grandma and Aunt's farm yesterday to help his dad do a few different things.  We all met up later for a weiner roast.  It is a necessary (at least) annual event.  Roasted hot dogs, chips, soda, and s'mores were on the menu.  And we also did a little playing and riding on Grandpa's old "Johnny Popper". 

Tuesday, April 3

Creativity At Its Finest

I couldn't leave this in the picture archives without sharing it with the world.

Who doesn't want to wear a bunny mask, ball cap, flip-flops, no pants, a shirt that's too big, a Sheriff Woody vest, and only the neck piece of a tie?