Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

I am looking forward to a wonderful Easter Sabbath with my family! I hope you have one, too!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Egg coloring

If you read the previous post, you'll see how busy I was yesterday with the kids.  In addition to taking them to Golf Land for goofy golfing, eating and minature golf, we spent a good part of the late afternoon coloring  eggs.
The kids had a blast dipping and turning and spilling (you know that something was gonna spill when lots of kids are involved). We colored egg shells - I plan on stuffing them with confetti.  Sam's friend, Annabelle, was over; she colored eggs with us.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday was good for the Lee Family

The kids don't have school today.  I am actually very happy about it: don't have to get up and go,  no homework to turn in, no lunches to pack and no kids to pick up. I got to sleep in a bit (notes of sarcasm) and I made breakfast after 8!  Talk about a slow morning (higher pitches of sarcasm).
With that said, I had plans to take the kids to a resort to hang out pool-side and chill for the day.  Instead, due to a massive middle-of-the-night stomach ache and *other stuff*, I changed plans and took them all to Golf Land/Sun Splash for a day full of fun. It's much closer to home, partly inside and,  I KNOW where the restrooms are! Anyways, the activities started off with the twins joining other 3-5 year-olds in an Easter egg hunt.  There were so many kids there I was worried about loosing one of mine, specifically Joe (come back next week to read about the kid's Spring Sing). I have to say that this place had the event well planned, well contained and well stocked (this is important for moms of little kids)!  Even with all the kids there,  they were allowed to collect 10 eggs each (not bad). 



We had some time in between the younger kids and older kid's hunt so we spent the next hour or so goofy golfing.  It was so fun to see the kids hit the golf ball a zillion times with the mini putters and claim it only took a few hits to get the ball in the hole. Ha!  I let Sarah, Joe and Mary skip around the course - it's so much easier that way.  Sam HAD to golf in order and putt at each hole.  It dragged on a bit and the younger kids were getting tired.  I took them inside to redeem my food coupons, a slice of pizza and a drink.  They ate and enjoyed every bite! When they were done, Sam came in looking for us and he was ready to eat.  He was hungry, too. He ate every bite.
Here, Mary is not happy that I am taking photos. 

The time finally came for Sam and Sarah to hunt for eggs.  They had a good time, as well.

Very tired and a bit sun burned, we came home.  But, we didn't stop there.  We colored 3 dozen eggs.  What a mess we made.  Pictures tomorrow.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy baby boy

This little boy is happy, most of the time.  He cries when he's hungry, tired, or wants his butt to be cleaned.  Other than that, he is the best Lee baby thus far.  We sure love him!  And, this is his equally happy dad. we sure love him, too!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Thank goodness for big brothers

I asked Sam to help me out with the baby while I finished up last minute morning to-dos.  He was able to quiet David down and keep him entertained for me.  Love it.

Monday, April 4, 2011

General Conference weekend

We had a wonderful weekend watching General Conference.  Well, it wasn't a calm and quiet as we thought it would be. I don't really remember it being as loud as it was this time around.  Oh well, I guess that is the life we have now, with 5 children ages 9 years and under.  Even though it was absolute chaos, I wouldn't have it any other way.
I enjoyed each talk, that I could hear, and learned a lot about being thankful, patient, forgiving, happy, mindful, etc.  I will have to take time to go back and read or watch, via the computer, each talk in order to really appreciate the words and counsel given.
On Saturday, the twins were invited to a birthday party in between sessions. The party was held at the neighborhood park for a little boy in Joe's primary class.  I was worried that they would run off or misbehave but I took that chance and dropped them off. When I came back, the were happy and told me that they a blast!
That evening, Mike headed of to Priesthood session and I took the boys to a baby shower (just where they wanted to go, I'm sure).  Even though I had to take kids with me, it was fun. Who doesn't like going to a baby shower?  Other than the great gifts and food, it was neat seeing family that I hadn't seen in some time!
We watched Sunday morning session at home.  During the break, we headed over to Mike's parent's house and ate fajitas and talked about this and that. The kids played and had fun with their cousins.  We attempted to watch the afternoon session with the in-laws but it didn't work out that way. We came home and finished out the afternoon session in the comfort of our own home.
The rest of the night was quiet and peaceful.

Oh, and it was really neat to hear one of the speakers, Elder Pratt, mention my great-grandparents, John and Ida Whetten! He talked about how they were faithful at paying their tithing.  That's where I get it from!

Enjoy your week!