A blurry picture of Gilbert with Justin on his sheetrocking stilts. The kids were entranced with the stilts.
Elsie and Daddy hanging out in the attic, which is the current gathering/eating place, since it isn't going to be finished right away, so they don't need it clear for working.
Kids outside, digging
What happens when kids hang out at construction sites. Barbies.
The kids collected these from the woods
Girls, dolls, and a ham. Lincoln starts smiling as soon as the camera swivels in his direction. A lovely attribute in a four year old.
The house. I have seen pictures, but I didn't get the perspective until I saw Justin's truck in front of it. It is a pretty good sized house! Perfect for lots of relations to descend on them for long weekends.
Evan, patiently letting the kids shovel with him. The occasional hoe to the wrist, shovel in face, and dirt all over. But they were terribly proud of helping.
Girls, hanging out
Lincoln in the sunshine
Evan and Elsie
Dirty face Gilbert
Sunday morning kids
Sweet White girls
Posers. Elliott was really in to posing. And Orianna looks so much like a Vaughan girl in this picture. Me, my sisters, my aunts, my grandmother--a little of them all.
Napoleon Linclon, sweet Rilla, peeking Lily, and Gilbert in the process of thinking up a silly face to make
The best one I got of them all. No idea why Lincoln had his hand in his shirt. Hopefully Clover fared better with her picture taking.
My Elsie girl
Kids and daffodils
I finally get Elsie to look at me and Lily gets distracted
Egg dying mayhem
We use q-tips to make the eggs polka dot with the dye. Elsie loved the q-tips and carried them around, arranging them.
We found a nest to put an egg in, which was so cool.
Orianna on the hunt
Elsie hands and egg
Then we had to hide them again.
And put a different egg in the nest
Apparently I was not supposed to put things in this water, due to possible contamination. But I didn't know that.
Egg and day lily shoots
Our eggs and a broken reflector
Gilbert was terribly weepy this weekend. Not sure why. Justin thought he was over-whelmed. Anyway, for whatever reason, he announced that he was going to go cry on the rock and he did. Sweet boy!
Lily and Elsie going to comfort Gilbert
Justin sat on a different rock and pretended to cry, which delighted Gilbert and gave up crying to come tell Daddy to be happy.
Gilbert being cool, carrying Clover's keys
Telephone lines and bare trees
Then we brought out the bubble machine. $10 at Wal-mart. And then 6 AA batteries. It is worth it in my humble opinion. I love bubbles floating around. I also love egg dying and hiding eggs. I am secretly still 6 years old.
Gilbert was thrilled.
Elsie was excited and.... cautious.
Bubbles in the air
Bubbles all around