Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

The day before at an Easter hunt with bunnies 
at Bear Creek

Happy 35 Ry Guy!

What a cutie!  I see some Sam in there. 


The kiddos love to play pica-boo behind the curtains at the Matthews.  They have done it so much that they TORE THEM DOWN.  WOOPS! 

Pictures by Melanie

Huck Finn Day

Rockledge Park on a "sunny sunny day"

Friday, March 29, 2013


Ryan has been so excited about this ant farm.  He got it for Sam for Christmas but they wouldn't send us the ants until there were consecutive days when it wasn't below freezing.  Finally, the ants came….African Fire ANTS, that is.  Ryan scared Sam at the beginning to not knock it over by saying they would bite.  That REALLY scared him, so much that he wouldn't even look at them.  I calmed him by saying they were stuck inside and he is bigger than they are.  He eased up and we were really enjoying the little guys.  They are pretty mesmerizing in how they dig their tunnels.

The next day, Rivs and Melanie came over and Sam was excited to show off his first pets.  Sure enough, he knocked it over.  Sam was screaming, ants were everywhere, and Melanie and I were trying to make sense out of the chaos.  It was so comedic (looking back).  We tried to barricade the boys and deal with the ants but the ants got onto the carpet and were crawling everywhere… more tears.  We would scoop them up and put them into the farm only to have more crawl out!  This went on for about 10 minutes, two in and three out.  I was bit THREE times and it really stung.  Finally, I put them in a tupperware container and said, "Ryan can deal with it!"  Looking back, I should have stepped on them or just flushed them down the toilet, especially after those stings.

Melanie and I were laughing pretty soon after.  We have a few surviving ants and Ryan has TAPED it shut so they are enjoyable again.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Our Cowboys

Fun day at the park.  Luke totally passed out on the swing.

My favorite Cowboys
Sam has learned the concept of Time Out.
Poor Buzz and Woody.
We were waiting in the car watching Toy Story,
while daddy was in the temple
Sam couldn't be more thrilled to watch a movie.
Sometimes, it is his first request in the morning. 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Denver Children's Museum

I think 90% of my posts are about fun times with Rivers and Melanie.  I think that is a good representation of how they make everything better and more magical.   It is really starting to hit me how devastating it is going to be when we move and we won't get to do everything together.