I had such a weird time uploading these photos. They are super scattered and all over place. I am too tired to fix them hahahaha.
I am uploading photos again while dinner is cooking and the kids play outside. THANK YOU SPRING!! And hooray for backyards and children that play independently! Even if it’s just for a few minutes. I am almost positive they are getting into some sort of trouble and Jonathan will come inside covered in mud or something. Oh well.
I just came back from therapy and feeling super grateful and looking through these photos only amplifies my gratitude. I love this little family Curtis and I are raising. We are broke and pretty much always exhausted and have more stressed out days than relaxed…BUT, these little people are such BLESSINGS.
Anyways, this week to fly out to CA and I won’t be back till mid May, so I thought I would post these photos before my memory card gets super full.
Today I am dragging. We hosted Easter at our house yesterday and I am wiped! And because we had people over after church in the morning and had a full house until 4:30 or so, I ended up staying up till midnight recharging and basking in the quiet and alone time. Introverts are weird. Hahaha. Saturday was full with two birthday parties and then last minute we were like, let’s build a firepit outside! We (Curtis) finished at like 10pm and then we were frantically cleaning our house for guests the next day. And then I remember I still had to prep the kids Easter baskets and fill plastic eggs for the egg hunt at our house. Apparently, I don’t like to sleep?!!
Pictures from Easter yesterday. Look at this handsome boy! Love this feisty boy.
Jonathan with his buddy on Easter. Can’t believe Jonathan is now hanging out with the big kids.
Now a picture with one of her BFF’s on Easter Sunday.
This is our attempt at Easter photos. This was at the end of the day when the kids were tired and dirty from playing all day. We tried!
After the egg hunt at our house. Friends brought so many eggs. I think we had 3 different egg hunts. So hilarious.
The kids waiting while grown ups hide the eggs!
On good Friday we dyed eggs. It was actually the most relaxing egg dye we had. Mainly because Jonathan was sleeping for most of it. And also because Curtis was home. Yay!
We also made hot cross buns! I’ve made them before with them and it’s been chaos. It went so good this year! I can definitely see things getting easier as they get older. Look at them kneading. Precious.
My favorite baking assistant.
More Easter family photos!
My friends new baby. He is giving Curtis and I baby fever. His first Easter!
This month we’ve been studying birds and butterflies.
We made bird nests from things we found from a hike. Also, James cut his hair. He gave himself super short bangs.
Homeschool Co-op at our house. Painting pots and then planting seeds. Spring theme is strong over here.
More homeschool stuff. Math lessons over here.
This is how I kept Jonathan entertained while I worked with the other kids. Ev made butterflies and James joined Jonathan with pipecleaner play.
During circle time, we talked about the life cycle of the butterfly and pretended they were caterpillars in a cocoon. We sang a song while I wrapped them up and then they broke FREE and pretended to fly around the house.
Jonathan joined in too.
Jonathan was here. My poor plants. And also my house!
Our favorite family meal: Pad Thai. Look how happy Evie looks!
I love this girl. Helping with the hot cross buns.
The kids set up a tea party for us! Evie said, “it’s because we are really good parents”. She even added dried oranges to the tea! And rose hips?! Lol.
Easter/Spring party at co-op. Craft time and then we made “resurrection rolls”
Back home the kids set up a “nature store” They made “nature shakes” and apparently they are really healthy and delicious. I love their imagination!
We also went on a family hike on Good Friday. Jonathan hiked the way. This was a perfect toddler hike.
We got to see wild flowers in bloom! These are Oregon’s Camas flowers.
Jonathan helping out with the crosses.
These pictures are all over the place! More Easter brunch photos.
The waffle maker was going non stop for like 3 hours. We fed 30ish people with it…crazy!
The steam coming from the waffle maker. Whoa.
Happenings at co-op and some phone photos.
At our weekly nature days searching for wildflowers.
Lunch with new friends after church. Sizzle Pie Pizza is delicious.
Went to the wetlands in North Portland with our Wild and Free group,
Visiting Curtis at work and having a quick lunch. And also, look who got a haircut!
Jonathan did too. He was not happy about it!
Curtis and I finally going to the Science Friday event. I got him tickets for his birthday. We had mystery cocktails served to us and we had to try to guess the ingredients.
That’s it for April. It took me days to finish this post! Tomorrow we leave. And apparently I like to procrastinate and invited friends over for dinner instead of actually packing and getting ready for our trip. Typical me. I hate packing! My friend took this photo of me and another sweet friend and goodness, look at that BLUE sky. We see so much grey over the winter, the blue sky is such a gift!!!