Monday, April 27, 2015

Handsome Boys

The boys love dressing up.  They love coordinating.  I love that they love doing this.

They were also so excited because these are actual ties and not just the clip-on ones.

The coat Anders is wearing was actually made by my mother for my brother.  He wore it for Easter when he was about Anders' age.
 Isn't my brother just the cutest?  He still has that same smile.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Easter Suits

This year the boys wanted to wear suits.  The last time the boys wore suits was for Anders' baptism.  John's old suit would have fit Gus, but Gus took one look at the brown tone on tone suit and said, "I am NOT wearing that poopy brown suit."  He was adamant.  So I asked Anders if he liked the suit and he thought the poopy suit was cool.

 I attempted to get pictures of the three boys.  It was pointless.

 This was after all of the morning festivities and Gus was just tired of it all.  Can you tell?

 This is my new Easter tradition...a picture with the three boys and Sophie.
Love them!

 Just to make Sophie mad, I will also make taking a picture of the two of us a tradition as well.  She secretly loves it...I know it.

The best of the family pics.
Yep, the little one totally fit in the poopy brown suit.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


This year Easter was busier than others.  Hans was talked into having a sunrise it was a long day.  But a great day.

 We got there a little before the sunrise service to help start breakfast.  I asked John to take my purse up to the sanctuary and he was not happy to be caught holding a ladies bag.

 After the first service the Board of Education hosted a breakfast.  These two beauties "helped" serve.

 The boys approved of the hard boiled eggs, sausage, and belgium waffles.

 The big guy wanted to "help" as well.  These three look like they are working hard, don't they?

Debbie and Pam did all of the work.  Leave it to these two to put on a fabulous breakfast.

After the breakfast we had an egg hunt for the kiddos.

It really seems the boys love finding the eggs and don't necessarily care what is inside.  Anders stopped even opening his eggs.  He was content after the first four.

After attending the next service, where the Sunday School kids sang, we went home to change and headed to Debbie and Pam's for Easter dinner.  Of course Debbie and Pam also had another egg hunt for the boys.

 Sophie had no mercy on John and quickly grabbed all the eggs John could see but couldn't reach.  These two fight like brother and sister.  Actually, they all do.

 Then Hans decided it would be fun to try to beat Sophie in a race.  Or maybe it was me that decided it would be fun for him to race her.  Either way, my hubby is awesome and obliged.

 Hans got started a little faster then Sophie.

 He was in the lead for about 3 seconds.  He was feeling good about himself.

Then Sophie just smoked him.
I think Hans pulled a muscle.  

After the race we headed inside for lamb, ham and many wonderful side dishes.
It was a great day!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Happy New Year!

Even though we had a Noon Year's Eve celebration at the library we couldn't forgo doing our normal New Year's tradition.  The boys and my parents look forward to this every year.  A family movie, pajamas, root bear floats, and noise-makers. Sounds like fun, right?

 The boys love blowing up the air mattress in the living room to watch movies.

 The boys always have a good time picking out their hats and noise makers.

The noise-makers were "lost" about 2 days after New Year's.  I'm surprised they lasted that long.