Better Late Than Never!!!

In the past week or so I've been extremely busy trying to help my dad get an eBay business up and running, therefore I've neglected my journaling, i mean blogging. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to post a few pictures of Wilhelm Clarke and others from Easter.

We had a full Easter weekend. On Saturday we went to West Virginia to visit with Alan's family since his sister was in from South Carolina. The day was delightful, but I forgot our camera so we only have memories in our minds.

After church on Sunday we headed to Mount Eden, KY, to my parent's house to have an Easter feast with my parents and my brother & his family. In addition our great friends, The Wilson's (Joel, Radhika, & Maya) joined us for Easter lunch.

As a side note, The Wilson's are in KY because Joel is a cardiologist fellow at UK. Their families are in the Seattle, WA, area so
while in KY my family is adopting them as their own.

radhika, joel, & maya before the feast at the palmer house

the boys and i hamming it up for a picture!

Between play with family members, plastic eggs containing sugary objects, and travel from here & there, Wilhelm was super exhausted by the end of the weekend. Though I'm sure he would do it all over again if he could!


A First Parade

A few days ago we took Wilhelm to his first parade! In true Kentucky weather fashion, it was a SUPER cold and rainy day even though last year at this time was low 70s. Due to the weather the pictures didn't show Wilhelm's cool St. Patrick's Day shirt, but we did have the opportunity to see a few bagpipe troops and emergency vehicles. Our little guy was in sheer awe throughout the processional of floats, waves, and candies hurling through the air at him. It was a fun morning celebrating the Irish!


A Day At The Park

Kentucky weather is as predictable as.... we'll it isn't very predictable! Today the temperature was near 70 degrees, it was beautifully sunny, and extremely pleasant. Due to this wonderful respite Wilhelm and I headed to the park to meet our friends Maya and Radhika. It was the first time that Wilhelm swung and slid, and he LOVED it!This picture says it all. Our boy enjoys soaring through the air !
Maya was nearing nap time at this point (that is where the cracker comes in, for distraction), but I love this picture of her because it shows off her stylish new outfit and her curls that make her so darn adorable.Watching him brought out such a youthful side of me and we had such a good time. It caused me to imagine what he will be able to do and enjoy in a few months. He will soon be running laps around me at the park and protesting when it is time to leave (do i really want that time to come?). We left the park with a very dirty and tired little boy! What a great day, and tomorrow it will be rainy and in the 40s because that is Kentucky.

Swimming Class with Daddy

For the last eight weeks Alan & Wilhelm have been in our local YMCA's swim class. They have had a tremendous time each Saturday morning. I tried to control myself and only take pictures of the last class. I didn't want to look too crazy so I snapped a few pictures, none of real good quality. We all are looking forward to this summer when we can spend LOTS of time in the swimming pool.