Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Eggs!

We had a great Easter celebration this weekend!  This morning, we attended Ledger's first ever Easter Egg hunt at the Salina Country Club (thanks to Judy and Phil Mitchell for inviting us).  There were eggs and pieces of candy all over the ground and Ledger loved zeroing in on the dum-dums and hoarding those in his basket.  Mommy and Daddy really had to work to encourage him to pick up some eggs.  But by the end, he got a basket-full of loot courtesy of the Easter bunny.

In the evening, Grammie and Grandpa Michel planned an egg hunt in their front yard.  Again, he needed quite a bit of prodding to gather his eggs and candy into his basket.  Luckily for him, he had his whole family there for encouragement.  Uncle V carried his Easter basket while Grammie helped point out some of the "hidden" eggs.  A few of the special eggs were decorated like sports balls, which prompted Ledger to throw them across the yard -- he was especially thrilled when they broke open and revealed their prize!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Circus, Circus

This weekend, we took Ledger to the circus.  I was a little hesitant about how Ledger would handle the noise and action, but our little champ handled everything very well!  We really enjoyed the animals: the performing bears, ponies, dogs, and elephant.  We considered paying to get Ledger on an elephant ride, but decided that he was too small to be up on that big ol' creature without a parent or older buddy, so we just watched. :)  Of course, pictures are worth a thousand words, so here are our photos from the event:
Uncle Bob is a Shriner.  It was nice to have a familiar face greet us at the door.

The Michel family takes their seat to prepare for the big show.

Ready for the show!!

Dancing ponies.

The performing bears stole the show by riding bicycles, doing handstands, and skipping.

The high wire act made Mommy very nervous!

Rosie the elephant was the star of the show as far as Ledger was concerned.

And no circus is complete without cotton candy!!

Sticky... but happy.

Monday, April 11, 2011

We Love Spring!

This weekend we spent some time working in the yard.  I am most proud of our new mailbox rock garden that we put in place to fix the area that was torn up last year to replace our water meter.  Hopefully, we will soon plant something other than rocks in this area.  We also set all of the posts for the fence repair we are hoping to complete soon.  We'll nail in the stringers this week. I'm very happy with how things are coming along.  As you other mommies know, it can be really difficult to get any work done while you're trying to keep track of a very busy toddler!
All of the new fence posts are set.
Our new mailbox rock garden.

Ledger absolutely LOVES being outside. And the weather has been so beautiful, I really can't keep him in. :)

Doodah's truck!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Girls and Little Boys: 2011

Last year, I got together with my best friend Ann for a girls day.  Of course, we both have little boys, so we had to include them too!  This year, we did it again!  We were blessed with a beautiful warm (albeit windy) day so we could play outside.  Ann's oldest son, Brody, is almost 3 and her youngest is 8 months old.  Brody and Ledger had a great time playing together.  Ledger got to enjoy all of the benefits of country life, including feeding the horses, riding a (kid size) tractor, and walking to the pond to throw in some rocks.  I did manage to take a few pictures, although getting pictures of two busy boys can be a real challenge!

It's a long trip to Manhattan... but Ledger kept himself entertained by reading.