Saturday, April 30, 2011


Today we went and picked strawberries at a local farm.  Last year we waited too late to pick and the only place that had any left wouldn't allow children in the field to pick.  This year I was on top of my game and we got all the strawberries we could ever eat!  Jason went fishing for the weekend so we asked Nana to tag along with us.

 Bryce enjoyed picking a few and eating them before they made it into his basket.

 And boys will be boys.  After he had his share of picking, he sat down and played in the dirt!

 Guess it was even too dirty for him.  He was cleaning the dirt with his tissue, hehe!

We're having strawberry pie tonight!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

girl's night

I went out with the girls in my life group/small group from church this past Saturday and it was a blast!  We started the evening at Mimi's Cafe for an early dinner.  It was fun getting to know these girls in a different setting than with our husbands!

 After dinner we headed to Sweet Spot to stock up on some candy for our next stop.

With candy in tow, we finished our evening painting pottery.  I have started a dessert plate collection when I paint pottery so tonight I painted a basketball plate for Bryce.  Well I painted it orange and my friend Beth painted the rest, ha!

Melissa, Liz, me and Beth

Monday, April 25, 2011

the circus

We took Bryce to the circus on Saturday and he proved that loud noises and commotion still aren't for him.  I was really hoping he wouldn't be afraid, but within minutes of the lights going out and the music starting, he wanted to go home.  I held him tight and we were able to stay and enjoy the whole show!

 Our cute little clown.

 Enjoying a little cotton candy.  Can you tell he is scared to death?!

 Bryce and his buddies Kaleb and Chase.

 My personal favorite are the elephants.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter fun

I have had so much fun doing some festive Easter things with Bryce.  Yesterday we dyed Easter eggs.  Bryce enjoyed dropping the color tablets in the vinegar and listening to them sizzle.  He also made sure I knew that it was stinky, ha!

 Gotta include a "cheese" picture when I can because they don't happen often anymore!

 Bryce wasn't as much a fan of coloring the eggs as he was putting stickers on them.

 He looked kind of evil showing off his "B" egg.

 We also made bird nests.  First we made the "nests" or "haystacks" with melted butterscotch chips and peanut butter and chow mein noodles.  Then we put Peeps and Robin Eggs in them.

 I bagged up the bird nests to give them away because we definitely don't need to eat them all.

 This morning we went to the Resurrection Egg Hunt at church.  I tried to get a good picture of Bryce before we left, but like I said, the "cheese" pictures don't happen often.

 He really didn't want to cooperate.

 His friend Aiden was ready to hunt eggs too!

 Bryce actually understood the concept of picking up the eggs and putting them in his basket this year.

 He would rather listen to them than rush around to get more!

After getting about 10-15 eggs and standing amongst a sea of eggs, Bryce said he was all done.  That's my boy!  He wasn't in competition for lots of eggs and he was happy with the few he chose.

 Checking out the candy he got.

Friday, April 22, 2011

it's a bird! it's a plane!

We had hoped to go to DC today to visit the National Zoo since Jason was off, but it turned out to be cold and rainy so we decided to find something to do closer to home and inside!  We headed out to the airport to the Virginia Aviation Museum.

The first thing we came to was a plane you could get in and pretend to fly.  We visited this on the way in and the way out!

 They had a couple of flight simulators that Jason and Bryce tried out.

 There were even a few hands on things that Bryce could push buttons on and watch the wings move.

 I think Jason had just as much fun as Bryce!

 Checking out all the model airplanes.

 No trip to a museum is complete without a stop by the gift shop.  Bryce picked out his very own airplane!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

another fun day

Today we went to the park!




 He also did a lot of running, swinging, driving, and hanging while we were there.

It was just another great day with my boy!