Alex opened an Easter egg with a piece of sour candy in it and she was insisting that I open it for her to eat. (I'm thinking she is wishing she didn't!) I just happened to be holding the camera and got this sequence of hillarious shots.
Easter turned out to be a fairly sunny day, so we managed to sneak in a few hours of outdoor time. Nam got all the girls matching Easter dresses and they all looked so cute in them. She bought them matching shoes and socks also but Rikki is the only one who would wear them. Sydney and Alex opted for flip-flops. The girls all got bubbles and those were a huge hit, after Alex learned the hard way that it was not candy. I tried really hard to get a picture of the girls together, not an easy task with all of the activity going on.
Today was a beautiful day for an Easter egg hunt. We took the kids down to the school, they get to hunt for candy and stuffed animals, It is pretty darn cute and everyone had a ball. Sydney wanted a picture with the Easter bunny but Alex and Rikki were having none of it. However I couldn't get Rikki to stop staring at him. Alex is showing me all of her candy and Rikki is trying to find something good to eat. It is supposed to rain tomorrow so these may be my only shots of a sunny Easter.
Rikki and Alexfinally have hair long enough to do something with. Kelsey, our babysitter, has been playing with it and trying to get them to leave it alone. Well last Saturday night we had to go to a party for a friend who has passed away and they left them in all night. Too cute and it just gives them a whole different look, like little devil's maybe?
Just moments ago, I was in the living room and Steve was in the hallway, Sydney came out of our room after being gone for a few minutes and said (in a deep mans voice), "Hi Yall, I'm from Texas!" Steve yelled at me to get the camera, this was our view. Then she said, "Hey mom, these are the good ol' days." Yes they are Sydney, yes they are.
For some reason lately all of my kids have been crazy over Burger King crowns. Of course everytime we go there we get three and by the next day they are ripped and taped back together until all but one is destroyed. Then it is a fight over who gets to wear the last remaining crown. This day Rikki won!
Sydney has been helping Steve with the cows, he picks her up everynight at 5pm and they go up and feed the cows. Steve drives the 4-wheeler and Sydney throws the hay off of the trailer he has hooked up to the back of it. If we had a calf that day it is her job to name the calf. So far I think we have Drake, Josh and Hannah. (Guess we know what she has been watching on TV. Actually, I do let her watch Hannah Montana but not Drake and Josh.) Last year we had Max and Ruby, which is a little kids cartoon. Now this year she won't hardly even watch that one.
Sydney spent the night with Nam and Papa last night and got up early this morning and went and helped Papa feed at two different properties. She got to drive, a pickup truck, while Papa threw the hay to the cows. (Wonder how long it will be until she tries to talk dad into letting her drive the four-wheeler.) That's not happening! Her cow calved yesterday, when she was with Nam and Papa, so her and Steve just headed up to the field to make sure it has a name.
A couple of days ago I was sitting at my computer desk and Sydney came and curled up in my lap and said, "Mom, I love my life just the way it is!" Quite a statement for a four year old, but knowing Sydney she will think her life is rotten by this evening. It was nice to hear just once though!