Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sleeping Queens

This game has been ruling our lives the past few weeks!
It all started out with my mother buying Wig Out and the kids just loving it! She had played Sleeping Queens at another wards enrichment night and decided that she was going to buy it! We have been playing it everyday since. The idea is to awaken the Queens that are upside down by playing a King! But the other players can steal your queen by playing a Knight, or put your Queen to sleep by playing a Magic Potion. But you can save your queen by playing a Dragon when the Knight is played, or a Magic Wand when the Potion is played! Whomever collects 5 Queens or enough Queens to equal 50 points is the winner!
I love that Xander knows how to play it, that he wins almost every time we play, and we usually play 5-6 rounds every day. I love the time that I get to play it with him. Mara loves to pick the queens for me, and she is obsessed with the Dragon cards, and will usually tell everyone when I have one too! :)
So if you need a new card game, I totally recommend this one! You will love it!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The kids have been sick lately with fevers and coughs, so this is what it's looked like at our house. They have been watching movies non-stop, and sometimes they would fall asleep during them too! They are both better now which is great because we have family coming to town and we're going to be playing alot :)

Wintertime Fun??

I can't believe that we had this much snow in the middle of April! At least the kids got to have one last play in their snow clothes last week!! This was the first time either of them made snow angels too!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Just Because

If you haven't seen this, watch it!! I love it!!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Mara's New Pictures

Oh how I love the Target Portrait Studio!! Mara got her pictures taken on Monday afternoon and I got the email with pictures this morning! They always do a great job and the pictures look wonderful! I just can't believe how big Mara is now! Especially how much her hair has grown in the last year. (I will find her pictures from last year and post a comparison)
She is such a cutie!!!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Let's Go Fly A Kite!

Karri gave the kids kites for Easter, so last night we went to the field at the elementary school to see if we could get them to fly.
Xander was doing awesome!!!
Spiderman & Barbie
Playing at the park


Xander got a new car from the Easter Bunny!
Mara got a Princess Movie!
Mara & Xander in their Easter clothes before church.
Family Picture
A new book and wordsearch from Mana!
Mara, Max, Sawyer, Xander & Conli: getting ready to find some eggs!
"Mom!! It says Mara!!"

The Ace of Cakes!!

Mara's Birthday Pictures

We started out Saturday with a little show of how old she is!!
I love that she had to do it with both hands!!
Xander made her a picture of Sleeping Beauty for her b-day!
Karri came over and helped me with Mara's cake, but Mara had to help mix the frosting!
A taste test!!
Putting sprinkles on the cupcakes!
Mara and the b-day cake!
Playing with Karri's frosting tips!! It's so fun to put things on fingers!
Me & my birthday girl
We had all the Tolman's over Saturday night for cake and ice cream. She got this cute Tinkerbell, along with some Littlest Pet Shop, Dora and some cute clothes!
New shirt from Grandma Tolman.
Blowing out the candles.
Sunday night all the Ramey's were over and Karri made this cake for Mara! I think I'm done making cakes, she can do it from now on!
Sawyer & Mara's cakes!!
More furniture for her Barbie House. Thanks Karri!!
A Thumbellina Computer from Mana!
All the Birthday Girls: Sawyer (19th), Mana (14th), & Mara (11th)
What a cutie!