Thursday, April 30, 2009

Baird Happenings

The other day we went for a drive with out friends the Johnsons and found this place "where birds walk on fish" . There are so many fish in this one spot that birds can literally walk on them. It is actually a quite disgusting site as all these fish pil on top of each other with their mouths opened, begging for bread from the tourists.. You can see by Cole's face that even he thought it was a little gross.Photobucket
We also have been able to go to the beach as the weather has been getting better. It was still too cold to swim, but not to cold to play in the sand, throw rocks and find treasures.Beach Spring 2009
And finally, we have this little treat in one of the trees in our front yard. I had been watching this sweet little mommy robin for the past couple of weeks build a little nest. Then one day I saw a blue egg in it, the next day two, then three and today 4 eggs. She is quite a diligent little mama sitting on these eggs. I'm sure she doesn't like it much as I make my daily visit to the nest to see what is going on. The kids enjoy it too. I can't wait to see the babies and will post pictures when they arrive!
Nest Spring 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Easter 2009

Easter was fabulous at the Baird's we had Mimi with us and the kids had a fun time. On Saturday we dyed eggs. This year I used real food coloring and vinegar instead of one of those kits, and we got the brightest colored eggs. It was a lot of fun, but now my kids won't eat them!

On Sunday morning, the kids came down the stairs and noticed the Easter bunny had hid eggs and surprises all over the house. The Easter bunny was very kind this year.
Finally, we got ready for church. The weather was beautiful, but cold, so we didn't get a lot of outside pictures. I love Easter Sunday at church. It is the first year Jack and Cole kind of understood the resurrection, and they were able to come home and explain it to us during dinner.
What is Easter without an Easter ham. Honey Baked Ham, funeral potatoes and asparagus is our traditional Easter dinner. It was YUMMY!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I know, I know...I'm a bad blogger!

It has been a a long time since my last post. As a matter of fact I think this is the longest I have gone without posting since I started this blog. Not sure if it's because we have been busy or if we just haven't done much worth blogging about, or a little of both. We really have been busy. In the past few weeks, Lily has started swimming lessons, continues with Daisy Scouts, goes to school everyday, all day, and is looking forward to starting soccer and piano lessons. Jack and Cole have started Mighty Mights (a program with multiple ball sports), started a nature class, started swimming lessons, and go to pre-school 3 days a week. If I were a better mom, I'd have more pictures to show for all our activities.
Shabby Creations is doing incredibly well. More than I would ever have imagined. There is definitely NOT a recession when it comes to wanting a custom blog design. If I am not busy with the kids and their activities, I am working on custom orders. In addition, I try to fit in a run here and there for our upcoming 100 miler relay in the Keys next month, and I decided to sign up for the St. George marathon again. It's a lottery, so we'll see if I get in. I am still in the Relief Society presidency and work at the hospital a few times a month. And with all that, I still find time to watch my favorite reality shows. Wew, my head is spinning.
So there you have, life is busy, but wonderful. And that is my excuse for being a blog slacker. Here is a cute picture of Lily. We went to the zoo a couple of weekends, and I love this picture of her.

Lily at Zoo