Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Activities!

Our Easter weekend activities included ZERO egg hunts, I know, I'm such a mean mom. That crazy bunny did hide our dyed eggs, and some goodies, but other than that we just spent time together...coloring eggs, making dinners, and going to church. It was a lovely weekend!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

More Birthday Fun!!

I love waking the kids up on their birthday's...why is Ellie in Jack's bed? Who knows...but it's where we found her! Sleeping like a princess...

Family came over for dinner, presents, and a fun celebration!

What to say about this Ellie of mine...she was a handful from the beginning. This girl had A LOT to say from the time she was delivered. I love her more than anything...she keeps life interesting, and is always making us laugh. She is the best big sister...she will ALWAYS lets Jack tag along with her, and is always building huts, or playing games with him. She is also my sensitive girl...doesn't like it when I raise my voice, always wants to cuddle, and could sit and chat with me for hours. I no longer bath alone at night...I usually have 2 girls sitting in the bathroom with me, talking away. But I love it...and wouldn't change it! 
Oh how we love you Ellie! You are one of a kind!!

My Ellie...

Guess who turned 9 today??

Oh how I love Miss Ellie!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Family Pictures!

My mother in law is leaving for 3 weeks to visit her family in Brazil...she wanted some family pictures, so we got pretty, and got together for some photo's. I think they turned out great!

My sister...My hero!!

My sister is my HERO!! Last year, after having a baby (in August), Kara decided to cross 'running a marathon' off her bucket list. She trained hard...and she did it. She is amazing! She is 7 years younger than me, however teaches me things every day, and is a wonderful example to me. She will always be my baby sister...but I am also so blessed to call her my best friend!! You can read her journey HERE!

The awesome fans...

She rounded the corner...and we went nuts, I think we were the loudest, craziest, and  funnest people at Gateway that day! I've never been so proud!!

We love you Kara!!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Birthday Celebrations...

Because Miss Ellie's birthday was on Sunday this year...we partied it up good the Friday before. She got all fancied up. And we took some birthday pictures... 

Then we headed to Chick-fil-A for some breakfast (this was WAY better than school lunch), and the girls were just a little bit tardy to school!

After school we were off to the ice skating rink. Good times watching the kids cling to the wall...then get brave, and take off.

We did make a stop at Golden Spoon on the way home. Ellie didn't want a cake, just some frozen yogurt...I was happy to oblige. Then we came home and the kids wanted to stay outside to open presents. So they sat in the driveway...whatever works.

A fun day, a fun party, and a fun Ellie!