Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Sunday

What a wonderful Resurrection Day we had!

I was very excited for the girls to wear their dresses that we had made from them from Corinna Couture...check her out! Her dresses are just adorable (but if you live in our town, don't order a ton, because we plan on it!)


This is Olivia and her bestest guy friend Morgan from church. She thinks he is the greatest! :)

Nana Judy, Bapa Ron, and Uncle Jon and Holly met us at church. Jon and Holly were driving back home today, and we all had to say our final goodbyes to Holly today....

My girls love their Aunt Holly!

After lunch with the family and saying our goodbyes, we went back home for the long-awaited Easter baskets! I think the girls enjoyed their gifts!

nerf guns, jump ropes, la-la loopsy mini dolls and candy! :)

then, off to our friends' house for a fun Easter celebration! The kiddos got to do a really fun egg hunt!

this totally beat any sort of egg hunt that we tried to do for our girls in the past! :)



our family loves going out to their land. It's a taste of the "farm" life, and it's nice to have a little bit of that when that's not what we are used to every day!

Here is April, a 3 week old cow of theirs...

and her big ol' mama!

Liv got up enough gumption to feed her!

we also got to see the chickens, geese and ducks that provided us the eggs that we used for our egg dying activity!

Our girls have never dyed eggs, so this was a first! Because of Avery's allergy to eggs, we put some nice gloves on her, and let her at it! :) Liv had a lot of fun as well!

The kids made some great designs on their eggs!


Here is Olivia, at about 9:30 at night, tired and a bit cranky, but showing off the eggs she made earlier in the day!

and Avery, showing her 3 eggs that she made, trying to stay a healthy distance away! :)

Such a fun Easter Sunday! So glad Avery has off of school today, 'cause we are just bumming around and getting our energy back for this next week! :)

Celebrating Aunt Holly

Our family went up to Nana Judy and Bapa Ron's house this past Thursday-Saturday to see a bunch of family, but also to spend time with Aunt Holly (Daddy's sister) before she deploys at the end of May to Abu-Dhabi for 6 months with the Air Force.

Livie and Holly during a Good Friday service ...
On Friday night, Bapa and Nana reserved a Banquet Room to have a meal to celebrate and "send off" Holly. The kids LOVED it, because right across the hall, was an awesome kid pool! :)

Nana did a great job with the USA decor!
Liv learned how to go underwater for more than an accidental dip during this trip, so it was fun to watch her put on some goggles and explore a bit! :)

Little kiddos with googles always look so silly to me! :)




Avery with cousin Noah! I didn't get any pictures of cousin Blake, but he LOVED the water too! :)

the kids had to take a break in swimming for the yummy meal! Here were all the guests in attendance!


Noah liked the iced tea! Such a little ham he is! :)

Holly said a few words of appreciation! She's such a jem...my girls love her to pieces (we do too! :)

Then, back to the pool for a few more hours of swimming! The girls loved swimming with their extended cousin Katrina! Wish we could see her more often!


We had a wonderful time at Nana and Bapa's house with all of Daddy's side of the family! :) Wish we would have taken more pictures of the "after party" back at Nana's house...cause that's where all the crazy-ness happened! :)

Liv, the Beautician

who says you can't play beauty parlor with your daddy?

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Last weekend with Nana Dianne

we met my mom in BIG TOWN last weekend for an overnight in a hotel! we went out to eat, went shopping, swam, jumped on the hotel beds, giggled in the dark, and had a fun girls night out! the girls' favorite part was the swimming, of course!


Liv met a girl in the pool named Summer and she loved playing with her!


Nana came back home with us and stayed at our house for a few days! We wish the weather would have been nicer, because it was rainy and cold! Nana took the girls out to eat, shopping, to the Museum, and and our last night together we had a super fun Tangled movie party! She also brought the girls some Easter gifts since she wouldn't be here for Easter this year...



Thanks for coming to visit us Nana Dianne! :)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Our week with Lucy

So, Olivia had been waiting and waiting to be able to bring home her classroom pet, Lucy. Last Tuesday, it was FINALLY her turn! It just so happened that it was the day we were headed to BIG TOWN, so Lucy got to go with us! She got to meet the mannequins and ride the horse at the mall!
Lucy also got to go out to eat at Culver's with Avery and Liv during the week, and was always close by Olivia during meal times...even prayed with her during this lunch!
Olivia wanted Lucy with her at ALL TIMES during the week, especially at night! And, we HAD to take Lucy to our favorite restaurant while she was with our family!
Sunday, she got to go back to church and see our church friends again! And, this is the carrier that she spent a lot of time in while at our house!
Lucky for Olivia, a store in our town had another Lucy for sale, so when it was time for Lucy to go back to school, she had another Lucy to have at home. Very (spoiled)lucky girl I would say!

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