Tuesday, April 22, 2014


While we had family in town we decided to take all the kids to the zoo. Griffin seemed to love the elephants and the seals while Fischer's favorite were the bears. 
The Christensen cousins

Me and my boys

Easter 2014

Easter was a lot of fun for us this year. The Monday before Easter we took the opportunity to sit down with the kids and explain the real importance of Easter.  We made Resurrection rolls as we explained the events of Jesus Christ's last week. Fischer was in awe that the marshmallow in the rolls had disappeared leaving nothing behind.  While we waited our "3 days" (the rolls were cooking) we decided to decorate our Easter Eggs.  
From left to right on who decorated which egg: Valerie, Griffin, Karl, Fischer
I made these fun Easter cupcakes.
Fischer was so excited about the Easter Bunny coming and  it was fun to see Griffin enjoying the funness of the holiday. 
Easter morning the kids awoke to their baskets filled with books, games, umbrellas and a kite.
 The kids enjoyed finding the Easter eggs that were left out by the Easter bunny.

They loved their baskets
 Later that day the kids got dressed up in their Easter best for Church.

 That evening we enjoyed hanging out at Grandma Joyce's.  This year was special cause Craig, Lori, and the kids were here to enjoy it with us along with a bunch of Joyce's family members.  It was fun getting to see people we don't normally get to very often.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

First Soccer Game

Fischer had his first soccer game today.  He did such a great job.  He loved it and had a blast.
Getting a practice kick in before the game.

Game time play.

So proud of my Fischerman. He was not afraid to get in there and fight for that ball.  He loved his first game.  Looking forward to watching him get better with each game.

Sand Dunes

Karl had a scout camp-out this weekend and brought Fischer with him.  Fischer had a great time hanging out with the big kids.  He was the official junior scout.

Fischer's attempt at jumping the sand dunes.

Griffin's 18 Month

I can't believe my youngest baby is 18 months.  He has gotten so big and has a personality to match.  I sure love this little fella.  I had such a hard time narrowing down pictures cause he was so cute and smiley in all of them.

Everyday Randomness

Every year I go to the BYU Ballroom dance concert.  This year I got to go with one of my best friends in the whole world. We had a great time and the show was amazing.  So glad for people like this girl in my life.  She truly is amazing and I don't know what I would do without her. 
These two boys love making noise (i mean playing) the piano
Poor Fischer ended up getting poison oak/ivy.  Not exactly sure where he picked it up from but he has been a trooper though it all. He had this rash on the top of his hand and up by his elbow.  He was afraid it would hurt if he scratched it so he left it alone for the most part.  We are glad it is healing and he doesn't seemed too bothered by it.  
Fischer hand picked this bouquet of dandelions just for me.  He went around the park next to our house and the neighboring houses and picked every dandelion he could find.  It was so cute.  He said he picked them because he knew I loved flowers.  I think dandelions are turning out to be my favorite flower.
Griffin was just hanging out with his soccer ball watching some older kids play basketball.