John took this picture of us girls on Easter morning.
We feel blessed to have so many beautiful daughters.
Last night we made banana splits.
After I made the first one-- many of the other kids wanted me to make theirs too.
I was surprised that most of the kids ate their whole banana split!
What surprised me even more was when Caleb told me he would not eat a whole one again because it was too much. Normally he wants seconds, thirds, or fourths on dessert!
Anastasia must have hugged me 4 or 5 times when she saw the dessert. She could hardly believe her eyes.
Dennis found something to complain about of course-- it's a new stage he is going through.
"Oh, you don't want your dessert?" I said as I began to take it away. He began to rev up for a jump up and down whine fest but I told him he could be thankful and happy for what he was given or he could go to bed without having dessert. Like a switch, he immediately got happy and decided he wanted to eat his ice-cream after all. And you know what-- he lived eating it with a regular size spoon instead of a big serving spoon.
|Prior to having ice-cream, the kids went swimming so Sveta was a little cold.|
For dinner tonight, Julia wanted to play a little joke on Dennis by serving his dinner on this little frisbee like plate. He was a good sport about it.
After dinner, we handed out Easter packages filled with Easter candy. The kids were very appreciative.
They traded each other for their favorites.
John received this new Starbucks t-shirt. He has been a partner for a few months now.
Alex was enjoying his candy when I finally told him enough was enough and I began to clean him up. He asked if I could help him with the last one he was eating. I was happy to let him finish it as I poured the pop rock candy into his mouth. The popping made him gag and he proceeded to vomit all over my hand. Oh boy! I guess he doesn't like that kind!
But Jonny does!