Sunday, May 15, 2011

Utah Trip

My mom went to women's conference with her sisters, so the kids and I bummed a ride and spent the week with Jane in Salt Lake City. We decided to take the van, in case any of us did some shopping. Hahaha. So, we spent Tuesday with mom before she headed to Provo and did some shopping. On Wednesday the kids, Jane and I went to Temple Square and looked around. It was quite fun and very beautiful. We saw a couple getting married, and the Peyton yelled, "princess!" Thursday we went down to IKEA and I got some much needed shelving then we went to Thanksgiving Point and went to the Dinosauer Museum. Wow, the kids had a ball. It was such a cool place to take kids and they had a lot of fun. On Friday, Joe watched the kids and Jane and I got to hang out for a few hours just us. THANKS JOE!! He went way above and beyond the uncle duties, and I was so appreciative of it. I really needed a little break. Saturday morning Joe and I ran a 5K his running store was sponsoring and Jane stayed with the kids. We ran in the snow, which was depressing considering it was April 30, but still fun and I got free socks and a free t-shirt! Then we packed up the car and waited for mom to arrive. Then we packed her stuff and, oh my. That is all I can say.

Side View without kids

I took this picture from the front passenger seat. Ryan's comment was, he loved how Callie was straining to see over the tsunami of purchases.

The trip was fun, a nice little break for me, having some help with the kids for the week and they girls love their Aunt Jane! And, I love my shelving from IKEA, so the cramped journey back was worth it!

Easter Morning

The Easter Bunny visited the Christensen home for Easter this year. The girls had a great time, especially hunting for eggs, which they got to do A LOT this year.

I didn't get any pictures of them looking for the eggs, because Callie was a maniac. She was like the tazmanian devil running around. Peyton was trying to hold all of the eggs in her hand and keep picking them up. Hilarious. So, I suggested she put them in her basket and you could just see the lightbulb turn on. It was adorable and they had a lot of fun.

Since we have church at 1:00 right now, I had time to get the girls all dressed up and looking cute.

Callie has beautiful hair and she was a really good sport about it. Hairbows are courtesy of Rachel!

Peyton was being a goof. She loves to wear hats, even in the summer.

Connor in his white shirt for church.

So, I wanted pictures of the kids, however, they weren't cooperating so well. Peyton just cried and pouted, etc.

This is the best picture that came out. After Peyton got happier, Connor had decided that he had enough. Callie, of course, just loves to have her picture taken. So, overall, it was a typical Sunday morning in the Christensen home. Some tears, some laughter, some head shaking, all done by mom! :)

Another Easter Egg Hunt

The girls got invited to a friends house for another Easter Egg Hunt.

Peyton loved blowing the bubbles she got.

Callie with her bag of candy in her FAVORITE green sweatshirt

Callie and her friend Madden. They are the best of pals.

Gwyn and Peyton. Every time Peyton would grab a piece of candy she would say, "oooooh, my favorite!" Adorable!

Small Spaces

I sent the girls to get their pajamas on and this is what I found:

Peyton curled up in the laundry hamper. What a silly goose!

Little Helper

Peyton loves tools and working on things. So, my dad was helping with a doorknob problem at my house a few weeks ago and he had a little helper.

Connor's First Cookie

Hmmm, what is this?

Wow, this is really yummy!

This is one tasty Cookie! Thanks Rachel.

Gonzaga Easter Egg Hunt

My mom told me about the alumni egg hunt at Gonzaga, so I took the kids down this year. It was pretty fun, they had lots of eggs set out, so all the kids would be sure and get some eggs. The downside to the hunt was that it was FREEZING! Seriously, it was so cold and the wind was blowing like CRAZY!! So, waiting for the hunt to begin was pretty rough, but they had fun looking for eggs, so I guess it's all worth it.

The girls, shivering in the cold

Peyton, cold and a little ornery

Callie, scrambling to find her eggs!

Peyton with her loot

Callie found a lot of eggs!