Friday, April 27, 2012

82nd Birthday Celebration!

On April 11th, Kevin's Grandma Willms celebrated her 82nd birthday!  I decided to stay in Iowa the week after Easter, so the twins and I were back home to help her celebrate.  On the night of her birthday, the kids and I went over to Grandma and Grandpa Willms' house for a birthday grill out.  Grandpa grilled some tasty steaks!  Sorry, I don't have any pictures from that night.

On Friday of that week, Grandma Virginia had another lunch party with her sister-in-laws and ladies of the Willms' family at Longhorn Steakhouse.  It was fun to see more of Kevin's relatives that we don't get to see too often, plus, everyone was able to see Kate and Matt, too!

Grandma Virginia with her birthday bonnet cookies

Great-Aunt Cherri helping Kate show off her new "walking with help" skills.

The birthday girl with her ice cream dessert.

Guess who is going to want to share that with you, Great-Grandma? :)

This kid LOVES sweets!  Kate wasn't interested in sampling the dessert.

Chocolate face!

I wanted to try and get a picture with the twins with Great-Grandma on her birthday.  I decided it would work best to have her hold one at a time.  Here are all of my tries with Mr. Wiggle-Worm!

Take 1

Take 2 - probably trying to take off towards the ice cream that's sitting on the table.

Take 3 - not too bad

And finally we got this - Great-Grandma V and Matthew

Miss Kate was quite the poser with her Great-Grandma!

So happy to be with Great-Grandma!

Love this picture!!!

Happy Birthday, Great-Grandma!  We were happy to celebrate with you and next year we'll have the twins sing Happy Birthday to you!

{Love you!}

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Easter Part 2 - Easter Day

On Easter morning, the four of us went to Kevin's  home church, Prairie Lakes, with his parents and sister.  The twins were amazing at church!  Kevin and I have said many times to each other how much we think Matthew loves music.  Watching him at church reconfirmed that for us.  He loved the music listening so contently to the congregation singing and band playing.  It was cute watching him try to look in between the people in front of us so he could see the speaker on stage up front.  Not far into the service, both kids started getting sleepy.  Time for their morning naps.  Matthew and Katherine spent the rest of the time napping on Grandma and Grandpa Willms, which they loved...all four of them. :)
After church, we headed back to my parent's house for Easter lunch.  We took some pictures outside and let the kids play with cousin Allie's bubbles that she got in her Easter basket. 

The one and only picture of them together on Easter.  Don't you love Matthew's expression?!
Katers enjoying crawling around her tights!

Willms 4 on Easter morning

 Our nephew and niece - Andrew and Allie

Trying to attempt a cousins picture....

Take 2

Our daughter was the one not wanting to cooperate.  Allie was doing great at posing for the camera!

Cousin love

Such a stud in his Easter button-up shirt

The Breuner's Easter 2012

One of the many fun horsing around positions Wiggles love to do.

My sister, Allie, and our Dad

Miss Allie B's looking cute in her Easter dress

Love Kate's big smile in this picture!

Kate received a singing purse for Easter from Aunt Kelly and Uncle Brian

We got Allie princess bubble bath for her Easter basket.  She was excited for her princesses that she asked me to take her picture with the soap. ;)

Katers reading a book - she loves, loves books!

The twins' Easter baskets from the Easter bunny ;)

Love this picture of Daddy and Kate

Grandpa Dufel and Kate - These two are buddies.  When I stayed back in Iowa for another week Kate just wanted to be held by Grandpa.  She would get so excited to see him get home from work and immediately reach out for him to hold her.

Grandma Carol and Matthew

After lunch it was EASTER EGG HUNT TIME!  It is a tradition in my family for everyone to find a special egg with their name on it (adults included), and also find a "golden egg" and "silver egg" hidden for just us adult kids with some cash.  I think all of us siblings love to have some eggs to hunt for, too!

Daddy, Kate, Grandpa Dufel, and Matthew

Kate found her first egg!

Great job putting it in your bucket, Kater!

Love my niece!

Big bro helping his little sis.

Hmmm...what's this?

Andrew trying to help Kevin find the egg with his name on it.

Look who found the golden egg this year!  It's the first win for the Willms!

Kate and Mommy

We had such a wonderful second Easter with the twins.  We definitely loved being able to do the Easter egg hunts with the kiddos this year!  Can't wait for next year's hunt!