Monday, April 25, 2011

East Texas Visit

We went to East Texas to visit Doug's grandma, grandpa, granny, and uncle. We started out at his grandma and grandpa's house. They live right on a lake and the kids got to go fishing. Logan caught some HUGE catfish! He even reeled them in! He caught more fish than the rest of us and all his fish were bigger than ours! While we were there we went to dinner at his grandparents'church.

Then we went to Doug's granny and Uncle JD's house. The kids loved playing with them and Logan even said, "I wish you could come to my house." to his GG. Isn't that sweet? We had our egg hunt and some lunch. After lunch we tried to get a nice family picture. I say try because it was nuts and Logan was not cooperating. That kids knows how to press my buttons!
Doug's dad was very helpful in hiding the eggs...
The kids' Easter baskets...A special thanks to Phyllis at the New Orlean's property for their baskets this year! They absolutely loved them!:

On the way back we passed this car lot and look what they had made! It's Mader from Disney's Cars. Of course we had to be dorks and U-turn so we could go take pics with him!

It was so nice to get to spend time with Doug's grandparents. I just think that ti is so neat that our kids not only have grandparents, but great grand parents as well. I didn't get to grow up with grandparents so it is a really neat relationship to see. We are so blessed : )

Resurection Cookies

So we made the Easter cookies that went alon with the lesson about Jesus' death and resurection, but our cookies did not come out right. Doug is pretty sure that he forgot to put in 1 or 2 of the eggwhites. The kids still had fun making them and they said they still tasted good...
Making the cookies:
They came out like pancakes and they were supposed to look like little hollow rocks:
Eating our cookie pancakes:

Preschool Easter Party

Logan's preschool had a little egg hunt and class party:

Painting our Eggs

We love to use the roller sponge for painting our eggs. It is easy for the kids to do and the eggs come out super cute.

Granny Boutique

2 new cuties from the Granny Boutique:

Dinner with the Cousins

We met up with Doug's brother and wife for dinner. We wanted to take them out since they were so nice to watch the kids when Doug flew to AZ for my dad's funeral. The cousins had a great time seeing each other!