Sunday, April 22, 2012

Carter's 6th Birthday

 Welcome to Camp Carter! Carter wanted a camping party for his birthday. We invited some friends over for a campout in our backyard.

 The camp site

 The trail mix bar. Everyone made their own trail mix in their cups for the movie.
 My mom made pillowcases and I embroidered names on each one. I put them in a cup with a flashlight.

 Carter's cousins Caitlyn and Reeslyn came to be Camp Counselors and helped with the activities. Here they are telling the kids what to find on their nature scavenger hunt and helping them with the activity. It was a huge help to have them there!
 Next we had hot dogs and chips for dinner.

 Carter really wanted to play the game where you balance the egg on a spoon so we did that after dinner!
 Next was time for the bug hunt. We put fake bugs and balloons in the tent and they had to go in and get all the bugs out!
 Carter is like me and doesn't care for cake very much. But he loves cake pops, so I made those instead of a cake.
 Next, Sean started a fire and we made smores.
 Last, we settled into our spots and watched a movie outside before lights out!

Apparently, Sean wanted to really go along with the camping theme. He bought Carter a tarantula for his birthday! Disgusting! Carter has been asking for one for about a year now, since he caught one in Sierra Vista and we made him let it go!
In the morning the kids were sent home with one last treat. It was so much fun but we were so tired!! We were happy when it was over, but even more happy to hear Carter say it was his best birthday ever!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Weekend 2012

Look how cute Char is in her Easter dress that Grandma (Sean's Mom made for her)!!!

Easter weekend was super busy for us! Friday night Carter had a sleepover for his birthday. Saturday morning he went to the Primary Easter Party for a little bit, then we had to leave for his soccer game. Next we went to a park for the annual Klippel Easter picnic (I took my camera and totally forgot to take pictures!). There was baseball, an egg hunt, a pinata, and lots of good food! Then on Sunday after church, we had my family over for more good food and an egg hunt.