Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Joseph's Birthday

My little brother Joseph just turned 19. Since he's here at BYU and away from home, we wanted to make the day special for him. Katie and I took him out to lunch. He chose Cafe Rio. Good choice!
The baby boys liked playing with Joseph.
And Lucas really enjoyed his pork burrito.

Later that night, we had a little party complete with cake and ice cream.
Some of our family in the area came to celebrate with Joseph. I made a devil's food cake with this amazing dark chocolate creamy frosting. It was quite delicious, if I do say so myself.
As if the lunch and cake wasn't enough, Joseph also got birthday presents! He got a few little things that will help him be ready for his mission. I can't believe my little Joey bear is all grown up and ready to go to Guam for 2 years. Happy Birthday Joseph!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Easter and more Birthday fun!

Much like Dallin's birthday a week ago, Easter is a concept that is too hard for a 1 year old to understand. However, Dallin did really enjoy his Easter. He enjoyed playing with this ball he got in his Easter basket.
Ok, so the only thing in this basket for Dallin was the ball because I know he won't eat any of the candy, but a basket with just a ball looks boring. So this is more of a mom and dad easter basket.

After enjoying the morning and afternoon watching conference and relaxing at home, we went to my Grandparents house for an Easter extravaganza.
There was an egg hunt for all the younger kids. Dalllin found the perfect spot to hunt eggs.
But he seemed a little more interested in the dirt and wood pieces on the stump than the eggs. Such a boy!

We enjoyed a delicious Easter dinner with the traditional fixings, and then it was time for birthday celebrations. It was my Grandma's birthday, but she graciously shared a little bit of the celebration with Dallin.
We tried once again to let him play with and eat his cupcake.
We got the same reaction as last time. He loved squishing the cupcake with his hands, but did not try to bring it anywhere near his mouth.
His daddy helped him to put some frosting on his face, but I really don't think he liked it.
He did enjoy eating the plate the cupcake came on though.

Last of all he opened some presents from his great aunt.
He got some cute summer clothes, little baby sandals, and a mosquito repellent wristband.
And of course, his favorite present was the one he could put in his mouth.