I think we have all gotten over the nasty flu/cold virus that has been going around here. The more people I talk to, the more I find out have had the same thing. It was even dubbed, The HP Flu, at work. Isaac and I both had a fever for about 5 days straight, one after the other. He seemed to not have any other symptoms, but I got really congested on top of the fever. Ily had it for only a day or so, and Micah and Reece came out unaffected, thankfully. Finally yesterday we were all feeling well and we had fun at our ward Easter brunch. Our bishop’s family invited us over for Easter dinner last minute, which was nice because with the sickness we hadn’t done much to prepare anything special ourselves.

This morning we awoke to find the easter bunny had left a trail of yarn from Isaac and Micah’s room all over the house and ending at the easter baskets. Isaac had fun following the trail, and Micah had fun cutting it all down afterward. Reece unwrapped and took one bite of each piece of candy in his easter basket. I guess the unwrapping was more fun than the eating.

The bunny bags were hiding in a cupboard for the boys to find this year.  The Easter bunny used string to guide them thru the whole house to end up at the bunny stash at the end.  After we set it all up, we realized there was string everywhere and we better not come down for a midnight snack or we would die from tripping while trying to cross the living room. 

We decorated eggs this year the old fashioned way, no store bought kits this time… Poor planning on my part really.  We pulled out the only colored dye I had (the gel colors for cake decorating), some vinegar, and water and had a great time.
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We had a good time at the bishop’s house. Ily has been friends with Ruth, the bishop’s wife, since before he was called as bishop and we still have a hard time not calling him Kirk. They are really nice. After the kids were done eating their older kids and friends took our boys upstairs where the ping-pong table is. Their 13-year old, Kyler, came down later and reported that is was crazy up there in the play room with the little kids. First the boys were throwing balls at each other and the big kids got them to stop, then they were throwing paddles at each other and the big kids got them to stop, then they were hitting each other with the paddles and the bigkids got them to stop, and then they were hitting the table with the paddles and the big kids got them to stop… About then Ily and I decided that our happy time eating pie with the other adults while the kids played was over.

You know, I am a male myself, but I’m realizing that growing up with two sisters was a lot different than growing up with two brothers1. Everything is so physical with these guys, I just can’t believe it. Throwing paddles at each other? Kyler does like to kid, but honestly I wouldn’t put it past Isaac and Micah at all. And Reece does have quite a little arm himself now. I was actually pretty impressed those kids got them to stop so many times.

1Or maybe I just don’t remember us being as rowdy as these guys are. Mom? Dad? Care to comment?


Melinda March 24, 2008 at 8:04 a.m.

I am pretty sure we never even fought :-).

dad March 26, 2008 at 10:08 a.m.

You and the Burt boys got pretty crazy with your sock wars. I have to take some exception with Melindas comment. I never would say never. Dad

Bryan March 26, 2008 at 10:40 a.m.

I remember sock wars! Those were fun. Yes, I'm pretty sure Melinda was being sarcastic. It's funny though, because half the time the boys aren't mad at each other and fighting, they are just playing...roughly...

Julie March 31, 2008 at 6 p.m.

I remember sock wars too! Socks being thrown is a little safer then paddles! I don't ever remember rough housing like that!

Melinda April 1, 2008 at 9:08 a.m.

I was being sarcastic :-)