Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ry Ry

Both of my boys are getting so big. Derek doesn't fit on my lap like he used to. Clint is bigger than me. When I pick Derek up, his legs almost drag on the floor. He still loves to cuddle up and read with me occasionally, but boys grow up. I know Derek is only 6, and I am so thankful he is still little. Clint is 13, and I really only have him for another 5 years. I wish so much that I could slow down the clock.... So what am I going to do? Thank goodness for Ry Ry.... My little nephew. Is he still my nephew if he is my nieces little boy? I think so.

I can get lots of kisses and hugs from him! He has perfect little cheeks....and pudgy little arms that make the best hugs.
He has that cute little walk on legs that are still to short to have much of a stride.
He is just starting to realize all the wonderful things that are in the world...
I am eternally grateful for families that branch out and let all of us share in the love of these adorable little guys....
What a sad world it would be without the sweet hugs and kisses of 2-yr-olds!

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fools 2011

This year I tried meatloaf cupcakes with mashed potato frosting. And Fruit Pizza for dessert.
Jacquie and Hannah were a little leary at first

But they loved them. So did Clint and Jeff.
Of course Derek didn't even try one...but he did go for my April Fool's stand-by of the Jello in the cup with a straw.
He wasn't suprised, but he played along anyways.
Happy April Fool's Day!!!!!!!