Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Which of these statements is true:
  1. Time to pack our bags and buy skirts for the boys....Lee's accepted a job in Samoa (I'll wait while you find it on Google Earth)
  2. We're expecting Cook baby #3 AND #4 - wow, twins!
  3. Nate knocked out a front tooth while dancing around to Pharrell William's "Happy" song.  Nate, you gotta watch out for those doorways, buddy.
  4. She won! Chelsea is Little Miss Coppertone 2014
The answer?   You'll have to wait until the very bottom of this post.  No peeking!
In the meantime, on to my March round-up which isn't nearly as exciting as any of the above....

Does anybody know that Walt Disney's cute little red barn has been moved to Griffith Park?  It's open for viewing one Sunday a month and holds a huge amount of items related to his model train collection.  I want to live here!

 A happy face in the morning!

 Disney? Check.  Star Wars?  Check.  Something that combines the two?  Pretty awesome.  A school friend of Nate's picked up these car window decals for us at Disneyland.  I wanted to be Princess Leia in the 4th grade.  Guess I can cross that off my bucket list.

 I'm giddy over these little feet in sandals.

 25+ pictures taken on St. Patty's Day and the best one might be when she tried to shove her finger up her brother's nose.

 Doesn't look like much now but our vegetable garden has been planted.  We've got cherry tomatoes, peas, zucchini, carrots, eggplant, beets, and corn!  I've also planted Dahlia and Gladiolus bulbs.  I'm excited to see what happens.

Thought I'd share one of our favorite staples -- ham & beans.  Actually, I switched out the ham for smoked turkey legs.  It's soooo good.  You can find variations of the recipe on Pinterest.

I always post happy pictures of the kiddos but there are other moments in our life too.  "Sobbing at the Back Door" is an appropriate name for this photo.  She was not a happy girl.  Hitting me in the face and throwing stuff on the floor didn't buy her any sympathy.  Just keeping it real....

Matchbox Car Name Parade!

The brim of Chelsea's sunhat flipped up and I immediately thought of Scarlett O'Hara's wide-brimmed hat at the start of Gone with the Wind.  Although, I don't believe Scarlett carried a sippy cup around Tara....
Okay, so the answer to my question above is...April Fools!  Hey, it ends in 45 minutes and I couldn't help myself. :)


Eric Walker said...

Love that last pic!

Anonymous said...

Yeah - so that keeping it real photo? We had an absolute meltdown this morning and still can't figure out what it was for. Tadpole actually tried to lay down on the floor to sob but with Mommy and Daddy laughing hysterically - that didn't laugh long. Our favorite is when he sees something he is not allowed to touch, looks at us, and then cries like the end of the world because he knows he can't touch it. Kids. They kill me!

Jennifer said...

Great post! You had me going there for a bit. So many great pics, love how Chelsea's noses crunches up and crying at the back door is hilarious.