Wednesday, September 14, 2011

April Fun

Despite the busy quarter, we had lots of family fun in April.  The Junior Daffodil Parade in Proctor was a huge hit!  Solly still wants to play "marching band" all of the time.

After the parade, we went to visit the farm of  "Cheryl the Pig Lady" who grows our meat.  We were all amazed by the giant turkey!

As if a parade and a farm wasn't enough, we also stopped for ice cream.  Who can ask for more?

Little Miss Shiphrah turned one this month, and the Petersen's had a small party to mark the occasion.  Of course, our group fashion plate was appropriately dolled up. 


April is also time for the Spring Fair in Puyallup.  This year, Solly was finally big enough to get on the rides.  As we saw in Paris, this is a boy who loves his rides!


Solly never misses an opportunity for a pony ride...

...or roasted corn.

After the Jr. Daffodil Parade, we had parade fever!  Luckily, the mother of all parades is in April--the Procession of the Species in Olympia!  The kids were in rainbow for the occasion.  I guess I was, too!

If you've never been to the parade, it's not to be missed!  Olympia hippies go all out in creating their costumes and the whole thing is delightfully disorganized. Note the anglerfish mixed in with the others.

And they hand out free street chalk, with predictable results.

 Of course, we had to see some real animals too.  In fact, we went to the zoo a few times this month!

One time we went with Leo!

The spring would not be complete without a Becker/Selkin Passover Seder, and this year was no exception.  In fact, our group is growing to the point where we don't really fit in our house anymore.

Our kids table was over by the couch, and was packed.

 No one seemed to mind the close quarters, and much fun was had by all!

Solly and Mira got to spend some quality time with their Seattle cousins, who we don't see often enough!



This one was for Grandma Fay!

It was a fun night, which is reflected in the mess left over.

Never one to miss a holiday (even when it isn't "ours"), we had a much smaller Easter party.  Well, sort of.  We decorated some eggs with Solly.

The final products.

The predictable consequences.

Yay!  Eggs!

Yum!  Eggs!

Looking back, I'm surprised how much we did in a month, especially one where we worked so much and slept so little.  As you'll see in the May post to come, Peter and I were both teaching field classes in the spring, so much of the next month was spent taking the kids to exciting places with our classes.  I'll leave you with this teaser...

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