Monday, April 21, 2008

This was a picnic kind of a weekend!

Yesterday was a busy day at our house! We went to our first CHI picnic. It was so fun! We met up with one of our travel buddies, it was great to see them and sweet baby Solomon. We saw Carlos and Natalie for the third weekend in a row! We are so excited to have met them, they have two of the sweetest girls. Silas wasn't so sure he wanted to give up the pink chair. Our kids played and played, they all got along so well, it was so sweet. They are adopting a sibling group from Ethiopia and are working hard to get their paper chase done. They are such a sweet couple, like minded, and we are so blessed to be able to get to know them better. Don't you guys want to move out west a bit?! ;)
We look forward to spending time with your sweet family and even enjoying some great Ethiopian food at

After the picnic we jetted off to a wedding. It was so much fun! I even got the hubs to do at least one dance with me. ;)

Today was our all church picnic/potluck. The weather was perfect, the kids had a blast, and David captured a lot of great pictures. He has one amazing eye that husband of mine. He bought me the spendy camera and he steals it 80% of the time.

David and I are youth leaders at church - naturally Silas has his own "groupies" partly in short because he's our kid but largely because he's just so funny and demands these teens do what he says. Its rather comical.
Today was no different. He was hollering at Josh to take him here and there and everywhere. Its pretty neat to see a tough kid melt and do just about anything one small three year old asks.He even let Silas have his hat! The kids played games, ran off all their extra energy, and even got their faces painted!
It was great to hang out with friends, watching the kids play, and enjoying many of Silas' firsts.

First face painting! A cool spider on the cheek!

All the kids had their faces painted. I love how much this shows each of their personalities.

Our friends had their faces painted too. Chloe had a butterfly

Josh the pirate.

Evan as spiderman.

Silas played ball with our pastors daughter.

Nichol did sack races,

Skyler hung out with his buddy Andrew. (who is making his first photo debut on the web, yes Andrew - I asked your mom)

Fun was had by all. Even the geese had fun.

Tired, dirty, ready for a nap and a little burned we headed home.


Tara said...

Eeks! The painted eyeballs frek me out! :)

LISA said...

What a fun and busy weekend!!!
Love the face paintings!!

Anonymous said...

Fun stuff! I am a little envious of your sunshine!!! Can't wait until spring makes it way here for good!

Nicholas said...

What a ball! I agree w/Tara about the painted eyeballs.. I scare easily! :)

Special Delivery said...

We love all of the pictures and are happy to hear that you all had a great day! BTW-my husband steal the camera from me all the time also! Must be a guy thing.

natalie said...

We feel the same about you guys. Don't you want to move to the east valley??? We'll just have to make the effort to meet in the middle! It's worth it when God is in it and everyone gets along so well. We'll plan to get together soon.

Brooke said...

Wow, I have never seen painted eyeballs. Cool! It looks like you guys had a fun, fun weekend. I'm so jelous that you can actually go outside. It's pouring rain here in Oregon. It makes for muddy picknic's!

Sarah said...

Those pics are too funny. Thanks to paparazzi David, we are all able to look back at the church picnic. Thank you pinky! I told Tammy, too bad we didn't get one of the 3 of us as well, that would have been cute!

My Blessed Life said...

Joshua says WooooW there are 2 Ericas and only one Sarah and one Tammy.

Amy said...

love the face painting... very profesh. The eyes are freaky weaky though.

Gurskes said...

How FUN is all of this! Love it! I am WAY jealous of the sunglasses. I'm thinking when you arrive here in June that you still might need a winters jacket at the rate we are going uhhhhhhhh!

Holli said...

What a fun day!
Love the face painting! and the eye balls - WEIRD!