Saturday, March 28, 2009

spring break fun

this doesn't capture it well enough, but we have a crazy girl. she loves to carry around this particular pair of pjs. she gets a grin all the way up to her eyes, and runs away with them clutched in her hot little hand. last week, cousin abby thought that looked like a fun thing to do as well, and they fought tooth and nail over who could drag these around. i was laughing too hard over their antics to even help either one of them. it was hilarious. one would get it and start to run away, but the other would catch up and tug of war would begin. it was great.

and here we have rachel eating a piece of cake. just before i got the camera out, she reached out with both hands to take a big scoop of frosting off the top, and cram it in her mouth. once i was taking pics though, it was just the cake. still cute, but not as funny.

and here is rachel very much enjoying a chocolate cake ball. and for anyone interested, to make them, you make a normal cake (marie added green food coloring for st. patricks day) then smoosh it all up. you press the squashed cake into a ball, like cookie dough, then put it in the fridge to harden a little while. you put them on a stick, and dip them in melted chocolate. very yummy. we kept ours in the freezer for a few hours here as well. i think i liked them more than the kids did, actually. anything with chocolate, right? :)
we had such a fun spring break! thank goodness for our friend marie!! we saw them every other day. one day we went swimming and hung out at her mom's house with a very cool pool and play house for the kids. another, we went to her house to make cake balls (yum!!) and this day, we went swimming at her mom's again, but this time our other friend, chrissy, and her 4 kids were there too. so that made 3 moms, and 12 kids!! it was crazy, but so much fun. after playing at their house for a few hours, we decided to take the whole crew back to our house for dinner and more playing. i made dinner for the ladies (and nathan) and the kids had good old mac and cheese. here they are hamming it up for the camera while they eat their delicious dinner!! :)
colby and hunter
gracie, lucy, and katie
rebekah and her new best friend, isabelle
just having fun and being silly


leslie jo said...

I love that table! How are you? We are busy but good. I think that is funny Rachel with her jammies? They are hers right? I know a friend whose baby carried around a parent of her moms Gs. Funny huh?
Your kiddos are getting sooo big,
I have made cake balls to put put some kind of sticky thing in to keep them together more like cream cheese, frosting, .,.

Marie said...

It was a fun week! You would have thought it would have been crazier with 12 kids, but we hardly saw them. Cute pictures!!

The cake balls need frosting to stick together. I used cream cheese frosting(the best frosting).

Heather said...

Looks like a great time. I will see you at Disneyland.