Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Weekend warriors

After the egg hunt on Saturday, the boys worked off the sugar high by doing some "cliff climbing" on the bluff in Aunt Sandy's yard. Fear not, grandparents, they never made it much higher than what you see here before tumbling and rolling back down into the dirt, which was the whole point of course. After that we went on a nature hike through the woods along Confederate Ridge. Good times.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Easter egg hunt

We had a big time at the ERDC Castle Club Easter Egg Hunt yesterday. Mary Claire found a few eggs over in the 2-and-under section, and it was sweet of Granddaddy to drive over so that she would have someone to walk with her while her brothers ran wild in the big kids' section. Mary Claire also enjoyed catching up with her good friend, Sophie, who was visiting all the way from California! In other news, John was thrilled with his candy haul and with the face painting, courtesy of Ms. Patty. But it was David who won the day by finding the golden sparkly egg and thereby besting numerous 6-year-olds and quite a few helicopter parents who just couldn't resist running out in front and pointing their little darlings to all the eggs (note: Ned stayed on the sidelines). For his heroics, David was rewarded with an ERDC Commander's coin. His dad has managed exactly one of these in 8+ years on the job; David got one after about 5 minutes of effort.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Go Irish!

Little girl is about to collapse from her long day of being in charge, but she's wearing the lucky shirt and if we're lucky will still be awake at tipoff.

Worm races

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Out-of-season ghost train

Spring is here, but don't tell David. He's having too much fun with the warmer weather and his "Halloween train," which is his latest fixation thanks to a YouTube video he watched recently. Here is today's creation, which will all have to be moved back inside here shortly. That's sure to go over well.

Friday, March 20, 2015

On whiny days

I like to remember John at this age.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Lucky shirt wins again

Now, to wash and dry before Saturday.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Fishy Shirt

It's still a little big, but perfect for lounging around the house. And it's still as soft as when Mama and Aunt Sarah were little!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015

MC is our good luck charm

Friday night
Saturday night. Same shirt. Not washed.
Go Irish!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Spring "break"

No school for the boys. Here's the Vicksburg forecast. Also, our babysitter just quit to take a full-time job. Should be a fun week.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Saturday morning Wrestle-Mania

Lasseters take note

After 30-something years, Chubbles still works.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Lorax

Nope, just David.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Just another day in the 'burg

A 51 degree drop expected in the next 8 hours, apparently. Mississippi March madness!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mommy's home!

Everyone's breathing easier.

Lego Pirates Transformers!

The narratives David is spinning on this rainy Sunday are pretty impressive.