I hope you all enjoyed your Easter weekend.
We had a great time together as a family - and here are the pictures to prove it....
Saturday Will had the idea of hiking up to the top of Poopoo Point (I know, great name, right?). This is a spot you can see from the valley floor - and it's pretty popular for paragliders to take off from there. It didn't look too far up and so I thought it would be like a 2 hour hike (round trip)...
5 hours later we made it back to our car. But the view from the top was incredible, even if I did feel a little on edge that one of my chicklets was going to fall off an edge somewhere.
Preston hiked the entire 2 miles to the top all by himself and did a really great job. He did struggle on the way down though - and you really can't blame the poor kid. 4 miles in Lightning McQueen shoes is rough. He walked so much that he almost wore out the battery that makes them light up.
Taylor got a free ride though...
You can see Mt. Rainier in the background...
I did give Preston a piggyback ride half the way down, and today my biceps are a little sore. Okay, a LOT sore. Carrying a 40 lb child is not easy.
Will told Preston if he could finish the hike he would pay him $5 and he could pick out a new toy at the store. That was a lot of motivation for a 3 year old and he really tried his hardest. 24 hours later he is still complaining about his feet "needing a rest". :)
This is the first year we did an Easter egg hunt and baskets - on our own, that is, without other people bringing them baskets or inviting them to an egg hunt.
I admit, I'm all into Christmas and Birthdays, but I struggle with really getting into all the other little holidays throughout the year, and this year I've been trying to make a better effort. Our boys are finally getting old enough where they (at least Preston) gets really excited about things like this, and it is fun to get into it. I remember as a kid, my parents only did Easter baskets for us when we were little, and then after that it was just a big nice family Easter dinner and everything was Christ-centered.
Here are some pictures from this morning off of Will's phone camera - not the best quality, but you get the idea....
Preston was pretty excited that we hid eggs in his train.
And then of course, we had to get a family picture taken. I thought it would be fun to show the last few years on Easter up until this year....
2010...Preston was almost 2, I was prego with Taylor.
2011...Preston was almost 3, and Taylor was 8 months.
2012...in front of our new house. Preston is almost 4, and Taylor is 19 months.
My...what a year can do!
And then this was tonight, as our lovely son decided to eat his popcorn like a dog.