Monday, April 30, 2012


Elle started gymnastics the week before Easter.  The age range is 18 months-5 obviously Elle's age is a parent/tot class.  She is the youngest in the WHOLE group!  Let's just say she L.O.V.E.S. it!!!  

Each week they do two different apparatuses,  Elle's favorite is the bean and of course trampoline!  Here she goes, off the vault.

They are supposed to hop down the trampoline, but Elle runs FULL SPEED with a huge smile on her face!

On to Easter celebrations...
Gramma and Grampa came over for Easter and the kids were spoiled! Elle knows exactly what to do with a present, she ripped right into hers!

Her own t-ball set!  
The boys got swings and Elle thought she should try them out...goofy girl!
These two were not feeling well and all they wanted was Grampa!  Poor Grampa ended up sick the next week!
Elle giving Ashton a ride...not sure that is meant for a big kid?!?!
Easter Sunday we headed to Fanny Hill for the third year in a row!  They  have a delicious brunch and a gorgeous few!

Not often do we get a family picture.

Papa Coach and Grandma Maureen joined us this year!
After brunch we headed home to see what the Easter bunny left. 
Lots of books, bubbles, a puzzle and
Elle's very own wheelbarrow!  She thought it would be a good idea to ride in it? 
Our last Easter celebration was this past weekend at Papa Coach's and Grandma Maureen's.  Each year the Easter Bunny hides lots and lots of eggs.  This year, each kid had to find 51 eggs (and no I did NOT reverse the numbers...5-1, 51!)
Youngest to Oldest : Elle, Aftin, Brock, Jenna, Courtney, Josh, Megan holding baby Easton. 

Monday, April 9, 2012


Elle and I were home today...she was sick!  So I got lots done, 4 loads of laundry and 2 blog posts!  Be sure to read our post from Spring Break below!

Spring sure has arrived early this year and we are loving it!   We took a trip last weekend to Govin's to see the baby chicks and lambs.  Elle was in heaven, she loved ALL of the animals!


The boys met us there too!
We had to be sure to hold the chicks carefully.  At one point Elle tried to squeeze it to death and Dave said "I think we will be buying one of these chicks before we leave!"

The mama sheep were very hungry and were looking for food!

Elle even got to hold a baby lamb!

Group photos...why do we even try?!!???

Elle was even more in heaven when she saw the dogs!

We debated and debated about the pony ride.  Elle kept asking, but Dave and I were both afraid she would get on and want off right away.  Well she proved both of us wrong!

Again, when she got off she asked for "more, more"!

It was a fun weekend, and we will have to make this a yearly trip.

I'm almost caught up...going to work on Easter next! :)  Thanks for checking in!

Be sure to check out our post from Spring Break!!  


Elle has decided that we need to take a trip somewhere warm EVERY.SPRING!  She was a very good traveler (I was a nervous wreck!)...but both there and back she did great and even slept a little on the plane!  

Grandma and Grandpa had been in Florida the week before we got there, and were ready for a little person to invade!  Elle was so excited to see "Papa", and had to check everything out....

We went swimming right.away.

She was in love!!!
We had a two bedroom villa and Elle got used to the king size tub in Gramma and Grampa's room!
We spent ALL of our days by the pool soaking up the sun and splashing in the pool.

Every night the resort has a bon fire and kids can roast marshmallows and make s'mores.
There was live music...his name...Scott Walker...
Actually he was really, really good!

Dancing with Papa.
It was St. Patty's Day our first full day.  So Elle was wiped from swimming all day and Daddy...well he was wiped too...but I don't think it was from swimming?!?!?
She wore an itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny yellow polka dot bikini! 

Hi Gramma!  Our room overlooked the pool area.
Breakfast of champions!

It was hard to pack, especially for a very busy toddler!  But I did manage to get in her baby and stroller.  So one night we went for a walk...
Elle's baby even got tired of being in her stroller.
She must have had a poopy diaper....

This little girl was checking out Elle's bucket!

Elle was doing my hair...
yeah, it didn't feel all that great!
Entertaining ourselves in the villa.
The three of us ventured out to Downtown Disney one night.  Lego Land was fun!

We went for a carousel right...and when it stopped Elle went "more, more"! 

We went to Rainforest Cafe for dinner....

Elle was TERRIFIED of this elephant...and his trunk almost touched our table!  And she HATED the rain storm!  I think we will wait a couple years before trying again!

More pool fun!

Ummm.....fountain fun?!?

Daddy and Elle built a sand castle...

that only lasted about 2 second!

While Daddy golfed we went to the indoor play area!

The view from our room at night!
Elle and Daddy trying to shoot me with the canon.
She had to bring Mickey swimming!

Elle and Grampa enjoying our last full day...which was the warmest and best day of the whole trip!

Soaking up the sun...
Elle was the designated "elevator button pusher".
Grampa taught Elle how to jump when the elevator started.
Our last night, we went to the resorts golf course for dinner...yummy!
Elle showed Grampa how an iphone works!
Last night snuggles!
Overall, it was a great trip!  I loved getting away and sitting by the pool everyday!  Elle took 2.5 hour naps everyday and slept from 8-8 each night!