Thursday, April 30, 2009

Brush Your Teeth...Check!

I'd call this "triple success" on one of parentings challenges in the toddler years.
Okay, so maybe there still room for improvement...
But, three kiddos all willing to brush their teeth, all by themselves? I call that success!
Oh, and really...does it get any cuter than that?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easter Eggs

In our house, we decorate Easter eggs and leave them for the Easter bunny, as sort of an "offering". The Easter bunny, who loves our eggs, replaces these fabulous creations with surprise filled eggs that are hidden around the house.
This year, the older girls and I were in San Diego, so we missed the Easter Egg festivities entirely. But Daddy had things all under control. In the McCarthy household, egg painting is serious stuff!

Kaeleb ate the paint and played with the eggs, but "to each his own," right?
Abbi was the ultimate artist. She took great pride in her work. Kaedence was content to count the eggs and see to it that they were safe. Egg safety is top priority!
Kaeleb figured out how to peel the eggs, which kept him very busy indeed!
Aoife rivaled her older sister in her artistic talents!
Here's the younger crew, wishing you a very Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

An Easter Affair

On Saturday afternoon, my younger four enjoyed an Easter celebration hosted by the church. What a party, indeed!
They blew bubbles...
enjoyed arts and crafts...
told stories...
snacked on yummy Easter treats...
and, of course, they hunted!
One of us let the rest of the group hunt, while she was content to steal eggs already gathered!
It was a fantastic afternoon and the kids had a blast.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

On Friday night, we attended church in preparation of Easter Sunday. I had a hard time wrangling those monkeys into the car, as the early evening was perfect weather for outside play.




I think we're in for a beautiful Easter weekend!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Dawn Of A New Age

Ah, the Renaissance period. The revival of Art, Literature, and Thinking.
Oh, the Renaissance fair. The revival of D├ęcolletage (aka cleavage): What a terrific time I had hanging with my girls.Ignore the "Naughty" sign, as we were perfect ladies.

In these times, it was inappropriate for a lady to venture forth without a male chaperone. Not wanting to break any rules, I enjoyed the company of my Renaissance men. How cute are they? (Anyone notice the sign above their heads???)Alright, what happened to my valiant chaperones during this exchange?
My whole Renaissance clan:
This was so worth the scary plane flight to California. Cheers!

Friday, April 3, 2009

To the Left Coast

Ashlyn, Kaelyn, and I made our seasonal journey to California for their family spring skiing trip. Although I hate to fly, it was nice to have some one on one time with my older two. We enjoyed the view from the plane, as we hopped from stop to stop on the cheapest flight we could find.
On the layovers, we ate Chinese food with chopsticks
and watched the careless workers fling our suitcases from the cart to the loading belt. (By the way, if you happen to own a black soft-sided rolling suitcase that did not make it to your destination, it fell off the back of the vehicle between gate 49 and 51 in Houston and the driver noticed but could not be bothered to go collect it.)
By the end of our tiresome journey, we were a bit stir crazy and I think Kaelyn had a headache...
After a night at Grammy and Pop-pop's we had almost fully recovered from our travels when Uncle Chris dazzled us with his culinary abilities. The morning was spent with my brother and then the girls were off to the mountains and I had a date with 1500's. LOL!