Wednesday, March 26, 2008















My cute little bookworms. We are doing good these days. Everyone is finally well. It is not only warm here, but HOT! Still we are enjoying the sun. We are so excited to move back to Rexburg in May. It is coming so fast and I have so much to do. Dallas is doing well in school and is working hard. I really appreciate his discipline. He usually practices even when he doesn't want to. He is also such a wonderful and thoughtful husband. He is a great friend and is so fun to be around. I love my classes and the chance it gives me to be part of the world away from my beautiful children. And believe me, they are definately more beautiful when I come home. I think I just appreciate them more and fill happy about myself so I can be more patient. The kids are crazy. Sophie loves watching full length ballets these days. Impressive, huh? Penelope figured out how to say, "No WAY!" and says it to any thing I ask her to do. Gabriel loves cars and balls and throwing rocks. We are all in all very happy!

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Sophie is really growing up. She now dresses herself and does her own hair! What a beauty!

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Here are the kids in their Easter clothes. I kind of focused taking pictures with my film camera, and by the time I ran out of film with it, I had also ran out of the kids willingness to pose. So here they are, anyway! They looked sooooo cute!

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Poor Dallas! Since we don't live close enough to any of his computer gaming buddies, here is Dallas playing over the internet! We miss all our old friends!!! It will be nice to move to Josh and Mindy for a while! Hope you guys are ready for a total Heaton invasion, because we are planning on visiting ALL THE TIME!!

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We love to sing while Dallas plays the piano! (By the way, Penelope has no pants and panties on because... well..... she often forgets to put them on after she goes potty. I have just stopped caring, unless we have to go somewhere. Sorry for the nudity!)

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Ahh, the joy of sitting outside doing nothing!

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The other day we went to the park to find it totally flooded. I thought about going home, but I decided to let the kids just play on the dry parts. Of course, that didn't last. Oh, well. They had a ton of fun. It makes up for not having a swimming pool!

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Gabriel can feed himself cereal these days. Great.... Here he even stole Sophie's left over cereal and finished it. Gross.
















Sophie and Penelope got right to work trading out the colors after they found all the baskets. Below is the final product, including puppies!

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Lucky for our kids, Easter was spread out over a few days. The Easter bunny came only yesterday morning to hide their baskets. (I'll bet he is just cheap and wanted to get all the Easter stuff half off! HA!) Here is Sophie with her basket.

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Penelope with her basket.

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Gabe found his basket with just a little help. He was very excited about all the "balls" in it. He is very much into throwing EVERYTHING! Such a boy!

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This Easter was the first year we dyed Easter eggs. We used fresh lemon juice, hence the pulp in the dye. Dallas got it all ready while I took the kids outside. He is so nice! Sophie liked it so much that she begged Dallas to boil a second dozen. She also loves eating them now! Well, she wouldn't stop licking the lemon juice off them while we were dyeing either. Gross!

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Penelope loved dyeing! She is very creative. She did go through a couple shirts, though. Eventually we decided no shirt was the best option.

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Gabriel wasn't qute into the whole Easter egg dye thing. Probably because I wouldn't let him touch the colors. He basicly was either in his high chair whining or at our feet whining the whole time. Hopefully next year will be better.

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