Friday, May 9, 2014

Some Other Springtime Fun

The new moon and venus:

Adelaide learns to ride a bike!

Mark and Drake at a court of honor (look at those uniforms!):

Drake tests different alcohol fuels in his homemade stove for his science fair project:

 Our daffodils!

 Spring time adventures!

Hikes while Ellie row:

More from our yard:


We had our usual three birthdays in March and April, which always keeps us busy!  The kids chose various kinds of dinners and parties.

First Adelaide had a few new friends over to play games,

have a treasure hunt made by Ellie,

And go to Sweet Frog for frozen yogurt:

On Sunday, we had a family dinner with Brandt and Julie over,

Plenty of gifts,

And banana cream pie in place of cake:

Adelaide's big gift was a new rat cage and a coupon for one rat.  She used birthday money to buy a second, and came home with two 4 month old brothers that she named Moo and Neigh.

Next up for birthday fun was Drake.  He had a bunch of scout/church friends over to play the game Pathfinder...

...and eat Mango Cream Pie (a creation of Drake's imagination that was such a hit last year he
wanted it again).

Drake had an apple pie for his party with the family,

and we were joined again by Brandt and Julie and Julie's parents.

Dane's birthday was our first beautiful warm day.  It was perfect for a treasure hunt in the park with friends:

created by Adelaide and Ellie and led by Adelaide:

They found squirt guns with the treasure, which helped cool everyone off.

Dane has the classic smile of a new 7 year old: half his teeth missing!

 The next day Grandma and Grandpa Wilkinson joined us via computer for a family party.

Dane loved his presents.