"If you know someone who has lost a child or anybody who's important to them, and you're afraid to mention them because you think you might make them sad by reminding them that they died, they didn't forget they died. You're not reminding them. What you're reminding them of is that you remembered that they lived, and that's a great, great gift" - Elizabeth Edwards

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Archive for April, 2014

Picture day

Nicci had picture day with Leikarringen on Monday. They are so cute.

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Fun with my sister

We were so happy and excited to have my sister Narcisse come and stay with us this week. I love to have family come and visit. I miss all of them so much.

The kids picked Narcisse some flowers one day when we were outside.

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Narcisse came and watched the kids t ball practice one night and was such a nice aunt and pushed the kids on the swings and played with them. The kids loved it.

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One afternoon the kids played with chalk and Narcisse was nice and helped them draw a lot of different things.

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Narcisse and Savannah at Nicci’s school for her assembly. After it was done we went to Sluy’s bakery and bought some yummy treats.

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The boys made Narcisse two necklaces one afternoon.

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We went on a walk. 🙂

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Look what a fun and awesome aunt on the scooter 🙂

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Us

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On Friday night we attended an art walk at the elementary school. Here Nicci is standing by her picture.

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Savannah refused to get close to the dolphin haha.

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We miss you Narcisse! Please come and visit again soon!

Nicci dancing

On Friday the all day kindergartners, first graders and second graders performed at the morning assembly. Nicci’s class danced and they were so cute. I thought it was funny that Nicci got to dance with her music teacher. 🙂

First T ball game

The kids had their first T ball game today. Last week’s game was cancelled because of rain so we were happy the weather was nice, even though it was cold and windy. I got two videos of my cuties. It’s so fun and entertaining to watch all the kids on the teams play. 🙂

Neighborhood Egg hunt

We attended an Easter egg hunt in our neighborhood yesterday. It was raining a little but it didn’t stop the kids from having lots of fun.

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Nicci with some friends from her class in school.

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Happy Easter-Glad Påsk!

We had a wonderful Easter. The kids were so excited to wake up and see that the Easter bunny had given them some gifts. The kids all got a stuffed animal and some other things. The boys are very into Monsters Inc and Monsters university right now so they were very excited of their gifts.

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We also dyed some eggs

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We took some pictures before we went to church. I love that I was able to find matching dresses for my girls.

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Cute boys

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After church my in laws and my brother and sister in law come over with their kids. We ate shish kabobs, potato salad, watermelon, rolls, chips and dip, salad and we had strawberry shortcake, and carrot cake for dessert. So yummy!

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Then we had an Easter egg hunt!

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Love my cute girls!

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Happy Easter!

Because of him….

“Because of him the grave hath no victory.”

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Indian food

Last week Eric and I tried an Indian restaurant downtown. It was delicious! I love curry. The only thing that I was disappointed with was the garlic Naan bread. It was dry and bland. We have been to a different Indian restaurant about 30 min from here before and their Naan bread was so much better. I think we like that place better than this one, but we still enjoyed the food!

We loved this peach Lassi drink.

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Tulip Festival 2014

We had a wonderful time at the tulip festival in Mount Vernon on Saturday. I have been wanting to go there for a few years, and was so excited that we finally decided to go. We took the ferry over to Edmonds and while we were on the ferry the captain announced that there were some orca’s swimming beside the ferry. We all ran out and I got a picture of one of them!

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We were so lucky with the weather. It was sunny and beautiful. It was very windy though! All the tulips were so beautiful and I loved all the sparkling bright colors. One funny or crazy thing that happened was that as soon as we got there Nicci stepped in a big mud puddle and her flip flop got stuck in the mud and she got all muddy on her feet. With some baby wipes we were able to clean it all up.

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Nicci found a tulip laying on the ground.

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The kids loved this cat.

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Since it was so windy, we bought the kids some kites at one of the shops there and they were so excited. They played with their kites for well over an hour. They had a blast.

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After a couple of hours the Lea’s joined us with one of their friends Rachel and her baby girl. They had been stuck in traffic for hours and we were so happy to see them! We went on a tractor ride around the field, played with kites and took some more pictures.

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It was an awesome day. We also enjoyed some yummy ice cream, we got to listen to a guy play the accordion, and he was so talented. I love spending time with family and friends and making wonderful memories. We got home kind of late and the kids went to sleep super fast. What a fun day!

Three pics from the week

The boys were having fun in their preschool fitness class.

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The kids got their team t shirts and hats at their t ball practice on Wed. So cute.

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