Monday, April 26, 2010

Phoenix Fun

Well, we had a great time on our family trip to AZ this month. A lot of driving time, but even that went well. We got to see Rachel's family and Jason's family during our travels, which was fun. Mike took his test in Phoenix, which he thinks went alright. We won't know the results for 12 weeks, so probably close to when our baby comes. The kids and I went to the Children's Museum while Mike tested all day. We also took them to Enchanted Island the next day. It's an amusement park for young kids. They had a great time there. We spent a lot of time swimming at the pool at the hotel, since that's one of the kids' favorite things to do and it's too cold here to swim outside yet. On the way home, we stopped and saw the Grand Canyon and also went to the Hogle Zoo. I've been desperately trying to catch up ever since we got back, so I'm just now looking through all the pictures we took. I couldn't choose just a few for the blog, and I figured a couple of Grandmas and Grandpas might want to see all the pics anyway, so I just decided to put them all in slide-show form. Next month we're off to Dean and Leah's wedding, then a Gibbs' Reunion in June, then we're just going to hang out here until baby #3 comes. Can't wait for all the fun!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Dad Time

The kids got to spend a little time with Mike this weekend, mostly on Sunday. He's been studying a ton for the PE coming up in less than two weeks, but since he doesn't study on Sundays, we got to do some fun family stuff. Mike took an hour off of studying on Friday night to decorate Easter eggs, and the kids had a pillow fight with him when the eggs were done.

Easter was also fun, since we had Daddy all day! The Easter bunny hid the kids' baskets as usual, and left a huge mess of candy on the floor. The kids found their baskets and then got to pick up all the candy. We had to do an Easter egg hunt in the house, because of the extreme cold, snow, and WIND we had here. Miserable outside! Normally we do the Easter bunny stuff on Saturday, and the more spiritual aspects of Easter on Sunday, but this year we had to do it all on Sunday, to accommodate Mike's insane study schedule. Luckily it was Conference weekend, so that ended up working out okay.

Here are the kids in the Easter outfits from us.

This is the first picture I've gotten with both kids looking (and smiling) at the camera in the longest time! Of course, they both have that silly smile, but beggars can't be choosers, right?
We are leaving for AZ next week for Mike's test, so just over a week more of intense studying and praying. Hopefully everything goes well, and we'll have our very own Professional Engineer Daddy soon!