Monday, April 13, 2009

Our visit from the Bunny

Easter was pretty fun this year with the kids. Will is at a great age to ask for more toys for yet another holiday and Kaela had fun finding eggs and eating chocolate. What more can a kid ask for :) We started Easter weekend with a trip to a near by city who was having an Easter egg hunt. We went with our neighbor Dale and his kids William and Natalie. Their mommy had to work, which was a big bummer, so she wasn't able to join us. Next year :)They had the bounce houses, face painting and eggs filled with candy. Unfortunately it really wasn't much fun because there were SO many kids and parents that you could hardly even move around.  It was fun getting out of the house though. 
William and Natalie (our neighbors kids)

 Saturday night we colored eggs which was a lot of fun to watch.  Will liked putting each egg into every color, which makes for some pretty ugly eggs.  He did the same thing last year, but somehow this year they turned out much better. Kaela started by chucking one egg at one of the cups, which is always fun.  The little plastic egg holder was a nice thought, but it turns out little 3 year old and 1 year old hands work much better. By the time we were done we had pretty colored eggs and hands!
Sunday we woke up and the kids found their baskets full of yummy treats and toys. They loved that part.  We then went out to eat with Matt's parents, his brother Joe and his g/friend Marcy as well as my parents, which was fun.
Will and Kaela ate chocolate, starburst and tootsie rolls all day long. It was a lot of fun. I imagine it will only get better in the next couple of years.
One other big announcement. William is potty trained!  Woo hoo!!  He hasn't had any accidents in about a week and he's doing GREAT! We are so proud of him.  Last night we put him to bed in underwear, and didn't even realize it until he woke up this morning. Matt sent me a text at work telling me Will wore his underwear all night and didn't have an accident.  He has been waking up with dry diapers, but I just was a little nervous to start putting him to bed without it just to be safe.  He's so proud of himself and loves wearing his big boy underwear so I think we are down to one kid in diapers. Talk about exciting news!!  He will be 3.5 in June so I think he did pretty well with it. I've heard boys take longer, so I'm happy.  Great job Will!!  
The last bit of new news is we are heading to Texas one month from today.  We are thrilled. We booked our tickets about a month ago, but we are getting really excited since it's not too far away now. We are going to Austin to visit my sister Rachel. The kids are excited to ride on a plane and Matt and I are dreading it :) Hopefully it goes well.  Three hours on a plane with 2 kids 3 and under can't be that bad, can it? If you have advice please don't hold back!  I know some of you travel with your kids often so I'd love some advice or suggestions on how to make for an easier trip. 

 So I didn't have time for cropping and I'm sorry for the picture overload, but when you have kids this cute it's just too hard to choose :)