Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter 2009

We went to Huntsville to spend Easter with my parents. We had a great weekend with CJ and Pop and the girls came back to Nashville with enough candy to open a store. My mom had an egg hunt for them, they got more in their Easter baskets, and then they got another basket full of candy-filled eggs at the egg hunt after church. We also celebrated my dad's birthday while we were there--happy birthday Daddy! Thanks for everything CJ and Pop, we had a great time and we love you!
Lilly showing off her new Dora cup from her Easter basket

Mamie had to show Pop everything she got in her basket.

Hunting eggs at Twickenham

A proud Lilly with a LOT of candy.

Daddy and Mamie. (It's a man-purse)

I found Mamie joyfully eating a starburst still in the wrapper.

CJ and Pop with the girls. I didn't realize how shadowy this was when I was taking the picture. The whole reason we sat there was because of the gorgeous wisteria dripping off of the vine above and I didn't even get it in the picture... It looked so pretty with their purple dresses.

Mr. Scole turns 12 next month. Lilly LOVES that dog.

Our best shot of both girls. Mamie is impossible to get a posed picture of these days.

Happy Easter Y'all!

the bunnies and an egg hunt

I took the girls to see the bunnies at Phillip's Toy Mart this year. I meant to take them last Easter, and we never made it. They loved it and got to pet them, which they loved.

Every year since Lilly was born, we have had an Easter egg hunt with our friends on Good Friday. Since there were storms predicted for Friday, we went to the Brentwood Library egg hunt on Thursday afternoon instead. They didn't get a ton of eggs (thank goodness), but there was free face-painting and the kids all had a lot of fun and got to play at the park together afterwards.

There were about forty things to choose from--cute bunnies, chicks, ducks, flowers, a butterfly...what does Lilly choose? A RED egg. Don't think I didn't try to persuade her to get a cute little bunny.

waiting for the lady to blow the whistle

Lilly, Mamie, Ellie, Livi, Ty, and Grant

Cute cousins. I love how Lilly's hair is standing on end. They had so much fun together.

painting, partying, dyeing, and bathing

I am WAY behind on blogging...April has been a busy month.

The girls painting the sun catchers they got as a good behavior bribe from Target (aka the promised land) when they had to come to "work" with mommy one day for a few hours. I had to put this picture of Mamie on here because she looks just like her daddy in it. She actually painted hers all by herself--I really couldn't believe it.

I just loved this picture--they were watching the big storm from their bathroom window. Lilly is showing off the best $4 I have ever spent at a consignment sale. She hardly had it off her body the first week she had it. I think aunt Kim may need to teach us some ballet moves (hint hint)! Mommy is seriously lacking in the coordination and grace department.

We have recently discovered the joy of bubble baths in a jacuzzi

Cousin Hollis turns the big ONE

Lilly and Mamie love their cousin. Mamie prays for him to grow almost every night. I think it's working :)

the birthday boy

Aunt Kim and Uncle Zach with the cake-eating machine. I have really never seen a kid eat that much of their birthday cake. He loved it!

I would give anything if Hollis had been looking at the camera in this picture. They had so much fun riding around in the wagon. Thanks to Rex and Phyllis (who Lilly called "Phillip" all day--sorry!) for the excessive amounts of wagon rides.

Lilly's Class Easter Party
She insisted on wearing her bunny ears to school and actually kept them on all day.

The Easter Bunny hopped by for a visit!

Dyeing Eggs!!!
This is one of my favorite things about Easter. I can vividly remember picking out my kit at the store every year when I was little--it was always a major decision. The little shrink wrappers with pictures on them, the white crayons you could make designs with, the stickers, the swirly ones...I would get them out of the refrigerator to look at them every day. I have so many good memories of Easter and I hope my girls will too.
waiting patiently for the eggs to finish boiling

so excited to finally have some eggs in the bowls!

painting glitter on eggs is serious work

The finished product. We lost a couple of green ones along the way. Needless to say, I ate a LOT of egg sandwiches last week.

And here is what I get when I try to get a cute picture of two sisters. It just doesn't ever quite work out like I hope it will.

in case you can't tell, Mamie is SCREAMING "cheese" so loudly that she is actually trembling. (sigh)