I was inspired to post by the huge amount of pictures we took last weekend. Before that, though, in case you missed the pictures on facebook, here are some from February when we went to Kalahari and celebrated Simi's 5th birthday. And here are some from March.
April so far has been rainy and cold (I believe we've had rain on 22 or 26 days so far). We've taken advantage of the handful of sunny days we've had and gone outside - Taipan spends a lot of time on his scooter, and Simi on her bike.
Easter was so much fun this year. Coloring eggs:
While doing our bunny cake, Taiko realized how much fun foil can be:
We had our egg hunt as usual, and the kids got Easter baskets, and were very excited to see new superhero capes for Taipan & Taisim and a bubble machine for Taiko. We've gone through nearly a gallon of bubbles in the past 48 hours I think. We started with the machine in the basement, but it has since moved to the master bath.
My mom also sent cookbooks to Taipan & Taisim for Easter. Taipan's cookbook is Star Wars themed recipes, and Taisim's is Tea Party themed recipes, and they wanted to make things right away. Unfortunately there wasn't much we could make with what we had in the house already, so the kids planned a Tea Party menu, I made a shopping list, and Yuta ran out to the grocery store for the ingredients.
We also made two smoothie recipes from the cookbooks on Sunday, and then another recipe from each the next day (I highly recommend R2D2 treats - bananas, kit-kats & peanuts = delicious).
Taipan & Taisim ended the day by making a family of marshmallow/toothpick people:
So that was Easter. Taiko is 11 months old now, and is such a happy baby, and his love for Taipan & Taisim is so evident. The pic of Taiko was taken while Taipan, Simi and I were using my scrapbooking tools to cut paper and make cards:
Lots of other pictures from April are here.