Once again my parents decided to come down for the Easter long weekend but this year they didn't come alone.This year Levi, Hayley, and little Em came with them and it was so much fun!!! They arrived Thursday around noon and were here until Monday morning (although they left at 6:00AM so we didn't see them that day.)
It was so weird to think that we have lived here for over a year and a half and a lot of our siblings still haven't seen our home. Some of them may never make it down here to see us which is fine it just seems kind of weird to think about. Anyways we can now officially cross the LEH Tolmans off that list, hooray!
We spent a lot of the weekend eating and shopping, two pf our most favorite activities. It was so fun to be able to go shopping on the little girls side of the store with Hayley it made me wish that I had a little girl right now (no this is not an announcement!) There is just so much cute stuff down here and it is all SO CHEAP.
We went to Red Robin's and as always La Catalina (a delicious little Mexican place we found last summer when Dad was here) but we also went to a place called Otto's Sausage Kitchen. It was on the show Drive-in's, Diner's, and Dives. Apparently it did not disappoint, Me and Hayley stayed how with the little ones so they could nap but everyone else went and had a sausage or hot dog and LOVED IT! They have been around for 80 years and they grill it up BBQ style right out on the street. It may not look like much but they must be doing something right cuz' people just keep coming back. Here we are having Easter morning with the boys. We didn`t have time to actually color eggs this year, which I was pretty sad about, but they still had a fun easter.
Finding Eggs with uncle Dust
of course kids aren`t the only ones who can find eggs and win treasure on Easter. Every year the Alpinrose corporation puts on an easter day festival which includes and easter egg hunt for Mom`s. Any woman can participate but you wanna make sure you are there in good time. First you all line up behind a big rope.
Then they cover the field in tiny Chocolate foil eggs. Most of them are plain but there are about 100 of them that have a tiny orange sticker on them indicating that they are prise winner. The prises include diamond earings & necklass, a full day at the spa, $100 giftcertificates to diffrent restaurants, and lots more. It`s free to participate so there are LOTS of women even in the frezzing rain.
Then they lower the rope, count down from ten, and GO!
That`s right folks, NOTHING! 6 girls on the feild and we didn`t get a single prise.
You may have noticed that Mom didn`t quiet make it onto the feild. She was a little bit clastrafobic in the crowed so she decided to cheer us on from the sides. We love you Mom!
As it was conference weekend the boys attended the Priesthoods session and were spent Sunday at home listening to the General Authorities address us during conference. I love conference, it always makes you re-focus and realize what is REALLY important in life. This year I was moved by many of the talks and felt as if they were written specifically for me,lol maybe I just have a big head! It was inspiring and I am counting down the days until we get the may issue of the ensign. As we all know Easter Sunday calls for a delicious Easter dinner and this year we had all the fixix's. Usually we would do a dinner with our other "familyless" friends but this year we actually got to have a nice big family dinner, it was perfect!Since AJ's birthday was just two bays away we decided to have another pre-birthday party, that's right party number two. Grandma Moje let him pick out what kind of cake he wanted, Chocolate, and then made chocolate butter cream frosting from scratch..........OH YEAH. AJ was in heaven. You may notice that I am right by his side in all these birthday pictures because he loves all the attention, singing, and gifts but it makes him a little embarrassed so he likes to have me to hide behind, cute.
Everyone else seemed pretty excited with the cake as well.....
As excited as he was about the cake it didn`t even hold a candle to the great birthday gift Grandma and Grandpa gave him. A new Bike!
At first he couldn`t really get the hang of pushing the pedals and stearing, I thought we would be at it for the next month or so but as soon as we got him out on the side walk he was GONE. He loves to ride that bike and is already really good at it, I just wish the weather was a little nicer so I didn`t have to tell him no half the times he askes to go out. Poor little guy.
Since this is the last time we will all be together before Dust and Lyndz have their next little man we wanted to get a few pictures of the Grandkids so far. It was a quick shoot but we got a few good one!
It was a perfect weekend, wish it could have lasted FOREVER! Love you guys!
Oh wait, I forgot I wanted to post a few pictures of Levi and his family that we took while they were here. I am not to sure which of these they like but here are a few of my top picks.