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Spring in review

Friday, May 30, 2008
Ok, so its been quite a while since we've updated the blog. But as you can imagine things are pretty darn busy around the White House these days. Here's a pictorial review of what the Whites have been up to since the last post on March 14:

Stonebridge Easter Egg hunt at Laurel Park.

Maggie Beth is not so interested in hunting for eggs.

Maggie B in her handmade Easter bonnet.

Silly girl Easter parade.

Easter morning picture in matching bunny outfits (John Watson is not so thrilled about this).

The closest semblance to a family picture we could manage on Easter.

Maggie B shows a little leg (actually a lot of cute chunky leg).

Princess sisters...as prissy as they want to be.

John Watson visits with Grandpa and Uncle Frank.

That's about as compact as 26 inches of baby can curl up.

Mary E swinging Pitfall style at a gymnsastics birthday party for her buddy Reagan.

Maggie B gets into the action on the parallel bars (she stuck the dismount).


Nap time for the boys.

Princess Mary Evelyne tries on her new Belle dress, hand-made by her Uncle Toby. (This photo makes her father have a nervous breakdown thinking about his girl going to prom in 14 years).

Maggie Beth even got her own mini-version of the Belle dress.

The two glamour girls.

Mary Evelyne shows off the pink hairdo she got at the Taste of Marietta.

Mary Evelyne celebrates her 4th with a Martin party.

Mmmmmm.....more cake.

A princess ballet birthday party for Mary E and her friends (she's actually hiding behind the bunny ballerina on the far right).

This party was over the top girly...princess costumes, ballet dancing, craft wands, pink cupcakes, and even fingernail painting...yikes.

Mary Evelyne shows off her form during dress rehearsal for her ballet recital.

No, Y-M-C-A was not part of the routine. (I think that the most beautiful girl with such perfect form ought to be on the front row...don't you?)

That's me getting ready for a 5k at Callaway Gardens (on Mother's Day morning), admiring all the bikes, and thinking that maybe I could handle the Duathlon with Josh and Jen.

Here I am approaching the finish of the 5k, at which point I know that I couldn't handle the Duathlon and feeling sorry for Josh and Jen who have an 18 mile bike ride and another 5k ahead of them. (Not to brag, but I did finish first in my age group...granted, it was me an one other guy...but I smoked him).

Our 18 month old sipping on her juice box and shooting a sassy look.

A photo from the actual recital (hopefully I can upload the full video soon).

Jen and Maggie B wait for the star of the show after the recital.

John Watson and Pops enjoyed the show, too. (By the way, that little spiky cow-lick arrangement on top of his head...it's permanent...it has earned him the nickname Spike)

The Diva and her flowers.

John Watson flashes his good morning grin. (I told you...the spike is permanent).

Bubby is entertained by Sissy. This scene is repeated often, usually ending with us extracting Maggie B off of her brother after she gets too excited and rowdy with him.

Well, that's a brief look at Spring around the White House. Hopefully I'll get some video loaded soon. And there are stories that need to be told as well. Summer doesn't seem like its going to be any slower, so let's cross our fingers that we can make some time to post. Bottom line: God is good all the time, and we are blessed and humbled by His love for us, even if we don't have time to show everyone.

8 comments to Spring in review:

The Elliott's Adventures said...

love the pics. glad y'all are still alive:)

Alice said...

What a beautiful family. And congratulations to Josh & Jennifer!
How exciting! and PS: Toby, where is MY princess dress????

Katherine said...

Wow, it sounds like you've been quite busy. I can only imagine!! You have such a beautiful, fun family. Thanks for sharing what's been going on. John Watson is adorable.

Kristi said...

I am exhausted just looking at your pictures! I can't believe how busy your lives must be. Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking the time to make a blog post. It really is fun to peek inside the White House.

Love you all!!

The Shepards said...

I'm with Kristi, I'm pooped. I'm going to go take a name and order Nicki some more BC.

jamie in rose cottage said...

That's a LOT of pictures, but they're all adorable!

jamie in rose cottage said...

By the way, I'm in Marietta, too!!

Ali said...

Love the bonnets! I can't even stand it!