Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Our running shoes. You'll notice that our time chips were attached to our shoelaces. Technology. (Time chips track your time, for those who don't know.)
After we finished. It was like Saved by the Bell. Not the college years or the years with Tori (remember her? She always wore a leather jacket. She was pre-Kelly Kapowski.)
Monday, April 13, 2009
Tessa got into it. She found every egg that we pointed out to her.
After the great hunt, as I so lovingly call it, we dyed eggs with Alex's family. This too was a new thing for Tessa, and she loved it. Luckily Leslie (alliteration) helped her out, or there would have been drastic repercussions.
Trying to dye a plastic egg. Silly Tessa.Her finished product. You can't see her other hand, but it's the same color as this egg.Every year it gets to this point. Someone writes on the counter with dye (I believe it's usually Leslie...not to name names or anything). But this is the outcome. Keep in mind this is only half of the counter.
This picture should be on one of those posters that are supposed to be self esteem boosters. Determination. Or Fearlessness. You decide.Alex and I aren't sure what was happening in this picture. It was a really long day, a lot of stuff happened. I think maybe they were playing soccer with one of the hard boiled eggs. Eating lunch afterwards. We took her shirt off because it was white-ish and she was eating a red strawberry. You do the math.
Then today-this is the last event, I swear-we celebrated mine and Doug's birthdays with Alex's family. You see, Doug's birthday was the end of March and my birthday is the end of April. Usually, I celebrate mine with Lance, who is the first of May, but since he's on a mission, they decided to combine mine and Doug's since, according to Trace, we are in laws, which only counts as half a person. He was joking, he's actually really nice. So Doug waited two weeks for his birthday and I got mine two weeks early. I got the better end of the deal, but don't tell Doug. Especially you, Leslie. I know you're reading this. Anyway, we went to Italian Village for dinner, and then came over to our house to open presents and eat cake. And watch scenes from Gladiator. Normal birthday stuff.
Tessa's outfit. And her cheesy smile. She couldn't stop doing this.
All that I told Mindy I wanted was Crest White Strips. And she doesn't disappoint. I also got a gift card to Ulta, that awesome make up store, and I got Beckham perfume. Alex was so jealous. Tessa helping Doug open his presents. They were shirts, in case you were wondering. Alex was jealous.
Mindy made cake for Doug and brought me Reese's Ice Cream for our desserts. It's like compromise.This should be on one of those motivational pictures too. Compromise. We were blowing our candles out, if you couldn't tell. Just the in laws, getting older.Tessa made Pa watch Shrek with her. She loves when Fione becomes Scary Fiona (the ogre). She doesn't understand that she is still the same person, even though she is hideous. I'll teach her eventually. For now I'm ok with her take on the situation.
And that is all. I understand if you didn't make it this far, but for those of you who did, I've got a special present for you.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Then it was time for Simpable Things. Every year there is a theme. This year, it was Cupcakes. Cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes. Oh, and did I mention Cupcakes. It all turned out really well, and it's always so much fun to hang out with the sisters (and Devon) and see everyone that we don't see very often. Every time we do it, my mom says this is the last time. That started about 5 years ago. But I'm glad we still do it. I love it. Even though I had a melt down (funny story, but pretty long) it was fun. So here are my pictures.My sisters and mom in our costumes. Excuse me, I meant uniforms. (From the left: Ashlii, Cessy, Linda (my mom), Me, and Cailey) Don't mind my mom's eyes. There were a lot of cameras taking pictures at the same time.
My friend Lindsey-she comes every time. But no, she doesn't always dress this way. She had to run home. Literally run. I promised her I was totally going to blog this. I always keep my promises.Tessa had an apron too. It was different than ours, but she loved it. I put it on her, and she said "I'm getting married?" She really asked, I didn't just write it that way. The last day, I put Tessa's hair in curlers for the first time. This is the before picture. I couldn't bare to take an after picture, because if those pictures somehow came back into her life after she had made it big, it would have ended her career. It doesn't helpt that she has pink eye, so her eyes looked horrible. I know what you're thinking, her eyes are always so normal and not gross, so that's too bad. Sarcasm. It may be too soon for curlers. We fixed it though...with a lot of hairspray.