Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Easter Weekend 2013

Annnnnnnnnnnnd back.
Just like that.
It's been awhile.
Easter weekend came and went way too fast.
It's that final tease before summer,
and Ryan and I were all geared up for some family time.
We all had Friday off,
so we loaded up the 3 littlest guys (The teenager had bigger plans.) for a day of fun.

First stop:
Katy Trails in Uptown.
What a great place for relaxing, hanging out and a having good laugh.
Before Ryan could even get the car turned off, the boys took off.
For what, you ask?
Trees.
Huge trees.
 And a playground.
It was "monkeying" around time.
 Here's T hiding from Carter in an old fashioned game of hide-and-seek.
He'll never find you there, T.
Stay put!
 Here he comes.
This is a kid on a mission.
 Trysten just couldn't stay put.
Score: Carter-1  T-0
 They spent literally an hour chasing squirrels.
 Carter was so excited to find a squirrel tail
until we informed him of the countless diseases they carry.
Notice the stick in his right hand?
They all 3 had one.
What is it with boys and sticks?
After several hours,
it was time to head out for our next stop.
I love this motley crew.
Seriously.
Heartbreakers.
When we pulled away from the park,
the boys were talking in the back seat, and we heard Trysten say in complete sincerity,
"I think I'm gonna start chasing squirrels more often."
Classic.
Next up:
Dave & Busters for some healthy competition.
Trysten's favorite:
Deal or No Deal
 Some air hockey
 And dinner to round out a great day.
Another one liner from T on the way home:
"I'm gonna go ahead and say today was the funnest day ever."
Love it.
We missed you, Austin!

Easter Sunday was spent with family at my parent's house.
With such beautiful weather,
we were able to enjoy their new outdoor living spaces.
Here's the 24 x 24 pavilion, as we jokingly call it!
It is incredible with a full kitchen, dining and lounge area.
 The men enjoyed March Madness while eating.
My parents also covered the patio outside the family room
with a louvered roof that will shut completely in case of rain.
Look at my niece's hair!
So unfair. =)
 Too bad they're not cute enough.
 The cousins always have such a great time together.
 My dad rallied up the troops to prepare for the egg hunt.
We hid 369 eggs!
 Annnnnnnnnd go!
 Even "The teenager" joined in.
He's no dummy.
There was money in those eggs!

 It took the kids awhile to find this one.
My beautiful mother...
 Time to count their loot.
Preston won with a total of $14.75.
That won him an additional crisp new $10.00 bill.
 We celebrated the April birthdays in the family.
Ashlynn 12 & my grandmother 92!
 Who wants ice cream!
 T found the best seat in the house to eat his.
Another great day.
I love this family.
A lot.
I hope your Easter weekend was just as wonderful!
One more thing before I go.
Can you believe this!?:
I found out last week and was completely shocked.
I am touched beyond words.
Life is good!!


5 comments:

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

So awesome Teacher of the Year!! And what an awesome family celebration!!

Dee Stephens said...

WOW! A lot going on in this post! First off.. could T look more like Bieber?? HAHAHAHA!!I know that's been mentioned before.
The squirrel thing is hysterical. My FIL is trying to kill every last one in his yard.
The pavillion is awesome as was the egg hunt.
My Aunt and Uncle use to hide money in the eggs when we were in jr. high and high school too. The grand prize egg always had a $100 bill in it! Let me tell you, we were tearing the yard up to find it! They always put it in one of those eggs that panty hose use to come in.
REmember those?! HAHA! Happy EAster! We've missed you.

Sara said...

Teacher of the Year?!?!?! Congratulations! How awesome! They're so lucky to have you!

Love all the family pictures. Can't believe how grown up those boys are looking. And I'm laughing about boys and sticks because Hudson has already started this. Every.single.time. we're outside, he runs up with a stick. I think there are 5 sticks in my car at this moment. Crazy.
Miss you!! xo

Brandi said...

Teach of the year...congrats!!!!!! Chasing squirrels, love it!

Allison Soladay said...

Thanks, ladies!!

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Easter Weekend 2013

Annnnnnnnnnnnd back.
Just like that.
It's been awhile.
Easter weekend came and went way too fast.
It's that final tease before summer,
and Ryan and I were all geared up for some family time.
We all had Friday off,
so we loaded up the 3 littlest guys (The teenager had bigger plans.) for a day of fun.

First stop:
Katy Trails in Uptown.
What a great place for relaxing, hanging out and a having good laugh.
Before Ryan could even get the car turned off, the boys took off.
For what, you ask?
Trees.
Huge trees.
 And a playground.
It was "monkeying" around time.
 Here's T hiding from Carter in an old fashioned game of hide-and-seek.
He'll never find you there, T.
Stay put!
 Here he comes.
This is a kid on a mission.
 Trysten just couldn't stay put.
Score: Carter-1  T-0
 They spent literally an hour chasing squirrels.
 Carter was so excited to find a squirrel tail
until we informed him of the countless diseases they carry.
Notice the stick in his right hand?
They all 3 had one.
What is it with boys and sticks?
After several hours,
it was time to head out for our next stop.
I love this motley crew.
Seriously.
Heartbreakers.
When we pulled away from the park,
the boys were talking in the back seat, and we heard Trysten say in complete sincerity,
"I think I'm gonna start chasing squirrels more often."
Classic.
Next up:
Dave & Busters for some healthy competition.
Trysten's favorite:
Deal or No Deal
 Some air hockey
 And dinner to round out a great day.
Another one liner from T on the way home:
"I'm gonna go ahead and say today was the funnest day ever."
Love it.
We missed you, Austin!

Easter Sunday was spent with family at my parent's house.
With such beautiful weather,
we were able to enjoy their new outdoor living spaces.
Here's the 24 x 24 pavilion, as we jokingly call it!
It is incredible with a full kitchen, dining and lounge area.
 The men enjoyed March Madness while eating.
My parents also covered the patio outside the family room
with a louvered roof that will shut completely in case of rain.
Look at my niece's hair!
So unfair. =)
 Too bad they're not cute enough.
 The cousins always have such a great time together.
 My dad rallied up the troops to prepare for the egg hunt.
We hid 369 eggs!
 Annnnnnnnnd go!
 Even "The teenager" joined in.
He's no dummy.
There was money in those eggs!

 It took the kids awhile to find this one.
My beautiful mother...
 Time to count their loot.
Preston won with a total of $14.75.
That won him an additional crisp new $10.00 bill.
 We celebrated the April birthdays in the family.
Ashlynn 12 & my grandmother 92!
 Who wants ice cream!
 T found the best seat in the house to eat his.
Another great day.
I love this family.
A lot.
I hope your Easter weekend was just as wonderful!
One more thing before I go.
Can you believe this!?:
I found out last week and was completely shocked.
I am touched beyond words.
Life is good!!


5 comments:

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

So awesome Teacher of the Year!! And what an awesome family celebration!!

Dee Stephens said...

WOW! A lot going on in this post! First off.. could T look more like Bieber?? HAHAHAHA!!I know that's been mentioned before.
The squirrel thing is hysterical. My FIL is trying to kill every last one in his yard.
The pavillion is awesome as was the egg hunt.
My Aunt and Uncle use to hide money in the eggs when we were in jr. high and high school too. The grand prize egg always had a $100 bill in it! Let me tell you, we were tearing the yard up to find it! They always put it in one of those eggs that panty hose use to come in.
REmember those?! HAHA! Happy EAster! We've missed you.

Sara said...

Teacher of the Year?!?!?! Congratulations! How awesome! They're so lucky to have you!

Love all the family pictures. Can't believe how grown up those boys are looking. And I'm laughing about boys and sticks because Hudson has already started this. Every.single.time. we're outside, he runs up with a stick. I think there are 5 sticks in my car at this moment. Crazy.
Miss you!! xo

Brandi said...

Teach of the year...congrats!!!!!! Chasing squirrels, love it!

Allison Soladay said...

Thanks, ladies!!