Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter 2012

We were a threesome for Easter this year, and the Bunny himself took advantage of some fine weather to leave a few droppings, er, I mean Easter Eggs in the yard for Sam to find.  Sam enjoyed the hunt very much!

There were an even dozen in all that Mr. Hippity Hoppity secreted away in the yard.

They contained sweet goodies as well as a few Matchbox cars.  Later in the day we enjoyed watching the professional bicycle racers ride from Paris to Roubaix, took a somewhat shorter ride ourselves, and had a yummy dinner and rhubarb pie for dessert. Hooray for Easter!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Birthday celebration

Here are a few photos from the last week or two, including from my birthday!  My dad used to say having a birthday beats NOT having a birthday, so I figure best to celebrate.  And why not enjoy time with friends and family at the same time.  Besides:  PRESENTS!

We had some crazy warm weather at the end of March.  Sam usually doesn't care for hats unless they are strictly necessary (why hide that beautiful mane of hair, after all?) but decided that a cap with a brim, like a ball cap, can be useful on a sunny day.

It was so warm, that suddenly snow boots just don't seem to make sense.  Unless you've lost your pants, at which point the footwear choice becomes obvious.

Maggie and Sam enjoy story time.

Maggie rehearsed for seven weeks with the Cleveland Heights-University Heights middle school honor's orchestra, and they had their performance at the end of March.  Another stellar performance!

My birthday landed on a Sunday this year, so we had a great day together celebrating.  French toast and bacon in the morning, and an early dinner out with friends at the Market Garden Brewery.  They even gave us a private dining area in their basement pub room.

 Maggie and Anna deciding what to order for dinner.

Here's Princeton-boy getting ready to help with presents.

Can I help, Mommy?

Sure thing!

Making a wish.  What a great day!  Thanks to the family and friends who helped out, and I'll see you all again next year.