Thursday, May 7, 2009

April in a nutshell

Here are some updates:

Shelly, my mother-in-law, gave us quite a scare early easter morning. She was not feeling well so she had Mike take her to the ER in the middle of the night. They were there for about ten minutes when she had a heart attack. They did compressions and shocked her and immediatly started doing tests. They found that she had a blocked artery in her heart. Luckily they were able to place a stent in the artery and she was able to come home a few days later! We are so thankful that she is OK and still here with us today. She is a wonderful Grandma and Mom and would do anything for anyone! We love you Granny!!!!

Granny Shelly and Londyn

The kids were spoiled rotten this year they had FOUR easter egg hunts!! We had one in our neighborhood, one on each side of the family and then JR and I hid some eggs for the girls to find Easter morning. Since Shelly was in the hospital on Easter we postponed everything until the following weekend. We had dinner and then had a massive easter egg hunt for the kids. I am not exaggerating when I say each kid ended up with about one hundred eggs!!! They were full of candy, stickers, and money. Shelly also decided to hide two eggs with twenty dollars in each egg. It was a mad dash to find them but lucky Jamie found both of them!

Jamie with her two "golden eggs"

Notice how full Lauren's easter bucket is

Lauren got a new bike for Easter and has really enjoyed riding it in this warm weather. Her heart still belongs to her scooter though. She is always asking if she can ride it down to the park by our house. On this day she suckered Nana and Papa to come over and take her to the park with her scooter and to help her fly her new kite. The girls are the ONLY grandkids on both side, and are therefore S-P-O-I-L-E-D!
Lauren has them all wrapped around her little fingers, especially her grandpas. They are both so cute with her and would do anything for her and we love watching them with our kids. Anyway this day at the park Lauren got my dad to push her all the way around the park on her scooter. It was so funny because you could tell he was tired and it was hurting his back but he just couldn't tell Lauren no because she was laughing and having so much fun!

Nana, Lauren, and Papa flying a kite at the park

Lauren LOVES riding horses with Grandpa. My in-laws have horses in their backyard so she is fortunate enough to ride whenever she wants. Grandpa takes her out all the time and they have so much fun. Funny thing is she always has to wear one of Grandpa's hats so she can be a COWGIRL!!

Lauren and her T-Ball fan club

Lauren has started playing T-Ball this year and it has been a lot of fun to watch her. JR is helping coach and that has really tested his patience but now he is loving it. The kids are so dang funny to watch. They are all so easily distracted. Luckily our team has three girls so they they stick together.. GIRL POWER!!