Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring Has Sprung

Spring in Arizona is a marvelous thing! However, if you dawdle, or blog, you will miss it. Sooo, we've been taking advantage of all that spring has to offer, and it hasn't left me with much time. I guess that's a good thing though, to be so busy living life that there isn't time to record or ponder it. To get everyone caught up with us I've got a special treat of a picture parade for you. In other words, I'm taking the easy way out and doling out eye candy rather than writing anything of any real substance.

We enjoyed a quick weekend visit with my Eric, Kari, Ashley and Ryan. As usual, Ashley and Andy are the best of buds!
Everyone likes to pile up on Uncle Brian, and I don't think he really minds either.
Baseball is still in the air, and the weather is perfect for bike riding. Or bike scootching, as the case may be. Andy's feet still don't reach the pedals on his trike.
What would spring be without a trip to the mall to see the Easter Bunny? Let me tell you, Andy has some serious Bunny love this year. Later, when he told my dad about seeing the Easter Bunny he said, "Papa, I saw the Easter Bunny at the mall and I liked him!"
Remember the whole bunny love thing I just told you about? Well, we also took Andy to see his very first movie. He was awesome! He sat and watched the entire movie, and ate his weight in popcorn.
The weather has been so nice that I couldn't resist getting Andy a little playhouse. He loves it! He invites everyone to come inside and begs for his friends to come over to play. Seriously, every day he plays here.
Andy just started taking swimming lessons. We've spent so much time in our pool with him playing that I felt he would do better learning with us not right in the pool with him. Obviously, he wasn't down with this plan.
He made a quick recovery and is now a big fan of playing with Miss Eileen. We go every Saturday morning and I'm super excited for our pool to warm up so that we can have more fun.
Even here in the Valley of the Sun we get some spring showers. OK, it was only one, but we did get a really nice rainbow out of it. This is what we saw when we came out of church. Andy told everyone about it for a week.
Lest you think that I think my boy is perfect, here's proof that he's not. Naughty little boy climbed up on his table to steal car keys. Good thing his feet won't reach the gas pedal yet.
I'm loving the extra sunshine left at the end of the day. I can relax on the patio while Andy plays. We've even enjoyed dinner out on the patio a couple of times. Andy would eat every meal out there if I'd let him.
Remember the whole bunny love thing? Well, last weekend my school district hosted an Easter event for employees and Andy couldn't get enough of a certain special guest. Other kids cried and wouldn't pose for pictures, but not my boy.
Oh, and here's us. Our happy little family of 3.

Yup, these are some pretty good times right now!


  1. I am terrible with commenting but I do read all your posts!!!
    I am amazed at how " big" he is!!! Such a fabulous little boy!! Where has our little baby Andy gone???

  2. Anonymous12:04 AM

    Thanks for all the updates! I LOVE the pic of Andy on his bike! He has gotten so big :D Love him! Also, you are one of my fav. families of three :D Can't wait to see you guys again!

  3. Love the updates and the wonderful pictures. And I LOVE that last picture of your wonderful family!

  4. Anonymous6:27 AM

    I love picture parades! Still need to get Miles to see the Easter bunny!

  5. Andy is turning into such a handsome little boy!!! How do you get anything done??? lol Great pictures!!!!

  6. Wow - I love ya and think about you often! And that sweet boy