Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Easter Pics

I am so glad it is spring time...I love to have warmer weather and sunny days. It has been quite fun around here lately, Easter came quickly this year to me. We did our usual easter egg dyeing and the kids loved it. Here are a few of the pics that we took. Logan had a blast, but he kept trying to eat the egg as fast as he could take it out of the coloring.

I ended up cooking 6 dozen eggs it was a whole lot of eggs being colored, but my kids love hard boiled eggs so none of them went to waste. Here are a few more pics. The family picture has one extra kid in it, his name is elijah and he is McKades friend from school. He joined us in coloring easter eggs.

After coloring easter eggs, all the kids decided they had to eat two hard boiled eggs. So needless to say our hard boiled eggs didn't last to long, I think they were almost all gone before Easter day.

Emma getting ready to go "hunt" for easter eggs.

It has been so nice here lately, that the kids have spent much of their free time outdoors, which is great for me because the house stays cleaner longers. I have spent much of the last couple of weeks finishing my spring cleaning with the exception of the outside windows. That will come but it has to be at least 80 degrees before I can do that job.
Here are some of the pics from Easter. The Easter bunny always brings eggs and hides them and after we come home from church, they get their baskets and head out the door to find them. Logan and Emma had the most fun I believe. Here are some of the pictures:

Bockenstedt Crew all eagerly waiting for the word "go."
This is Logans first time at gathering his own easter eggs. Kennadee loved to help him "find" the eggs. I think he had the best time, he was running all over the place once he realized their was "nandy" in the eggs. He really liked the eggs with the chocolate eggs. So did him mom.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Latest Smith Disaster to Strike

This picture posted is the photo of my moms escalade that she purchased about eight months ago..since then it looks a lot is the story;

The latest Smith Disaster to Strike... My mom called me this pass week and relayed to me the following story. My dad was working down at the barn doing who knows what but in the course of whatever he was doing, he discovered that his Jeeps battery was dead and needed to be jumped. So he walked up to the house and took my mom 8 month old escalade down to the barn to jump it. He did and decided that he would leave the cars charging for a minute, he walked up to the house and about two minutes later a knock on the door. It was a neighbor came and told them that there was a fire down toward the barn. Dad went running down (the barn burned down two years ago already), mom called 911 and when dad got down to the barn this is what he found....

In looking at all the photos, I am thankful that nothing worse happened. And that no one was hurt. It certainly makes me rethink about using my jumper cables in my garage or with any kids in the car while you use them. That could be a tragedy waiting to happen. Thank goodness for insurance.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

winter blues are finally over...I hope

Ok, I am so glad to see that winter is almost over. It seems to be warming up around here and I am so happy about that. Carl and I went on a short little trip to Arizona a few weeks ago and had a great time. It was perfect weather and it has really caused me to be excited for spring to come. This is the one of the latest pictures we took while we were there enjoying the sweetness of the sun. Oh how I love this man!!