Fun Leading Up to Easter

Fun Leading Up to Easter

The day before Easter, our little town had a fun egg hunt at the park. It was great- different areas for different aged kids. TONS of candy-filled eggs. And THE EASTER BUNNY.

Remi loves people in costumes, and she was pumped to meet the bunny.

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Before the hunt started, she was “SO CITED!” (so excited!)

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The only drawback was since the eggs were “hidden” around the playground, she wanted to stop and play more than hunt the eggs.

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After the hunt, we did our fair share of playing. This girl LOVES a good park.

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After lunch and nap, we got together with the cousins to dye eggs. Most of her eggs were blue, her favorite color.

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These kids may be big, but they had fun with their littlest cousin.

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Mimi had turned the pool heater on, and while the water was still cool, most of the kids got in and splashed around. Remi can’t wait for warm summer days at the pool.

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We grilled burgers and dogs for dinner and played until dusk. It was a great family day together!


Celebrating Easter

Celebrating Easter

Easter was a wonderful blessed day!

The Easter Bunny left some goodies out for Remi that she found upon waking (a balance beam, pom poms and some other fun stuff!).  She wanted to go outside and use her new bubbles first thing and I told her “No baby, it’s too wet outside” (from the dew).  She peeked out the front window to see if it was wet and she spotted EGGS!

The Easter Bunny had help from our local dance team who left candy filled eggs in our yard (a great fundraiser for them!). She gasped and wanted to go right out and get them.

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Each egg was a new surprise. Sweet girl was running around gathering and shaking the eggs.

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We got ready and headed to church.

As a family, we served as greeters, and she LOVED taking bulletins to everyone walking in. I loved watching her.  She was happy as long as there was music going, but she quickly got antsy during the sermon, so we went into the lobby.

After, we took some family photos. It was wonderful to all be together on Easter.

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My friend from college, Lauren, made this dress for her. Lauren runs Sew Sweet It Is– check her out!

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Daddy and Gavin hid eggs while she played, and then she hunted while lunch cooked.  She was, once again, THRILLED at all the eggs. They were cold from the fridge, which she thought was fun!

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Auntie helped her find some eggs up high!

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“Show momma your eggs”  “EGGGGGGGGS”

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We all played and lounged around after lunch. She LOVES Lukey.

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She got some musical instruments from Mimi, so we had a fun musical parade. We all grabbed an instrument and walked around the kitchen and living room.

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When it was nap time, everyone left so she could rest. After nap, we went to Gigi’s house to play with her tractor and horse. Remi LOVES Gigi’s new horse, Rex. Tyler and I took a quick ride on him, too!

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It was a great day with family! We are SO THANKFUL for our Risen Savior, and that we can celebrate Easter.


All the Fun Recently

All the Fun Recently

Here’s the update of the week before Easter! (Yes, I’m a little behind on posting….it’s fine).

Remi girl wore this SWEET dress to church on Palm Sunday. I LOVED it. I may or may not have purchased it like a year ago, and then forgot about it. I’m glad she can wear it now.

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The Monday after our big potluck, she couldn’t hang on the way to school. She asked for the balloon from Amelia’s birthday and then passed out. She usually doesn’t sleep on the way in, but that particular Monday, she couldn’t hang.

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Mom and I went to Fayetteville to see Waitress! We originally had tickets for Tulsa, but they are for Easter weekend, so we sold those and bought ones in Fay.  We had a fun evening- shopping, dinner at the new Cheers at the OPO (VERY good if you’re local!), and then the show.  I saw Waitress when it was in Broadway previews, but this production was as good as the original cast.

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Remi got to dye Easter eggs at school! She was pretty excited about it!

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And then they had a big Easter egg hunt and party! I don’t have any pictures from her hunt, but she talked ALL about finding the eggs and putting them in her basket. And our school does an amazing job of taking pictures of the kids for each holiday.

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So many fun things! And we have a VERY exciting Easter weekend planned!


Eggs-tra Fun Easter

Eggs-tra Fun Easter

I know I already posted about the week leading up to Easter, but the weekend was just as fun!

Remi’s class at school had their egg hunt. It was raining, so they had to hunt inside, but I think the kids (and the teachers!) had fun regardless.

They always take fun pics at daycare, and I love her bunny shot!

Friday my mom took her to the nursing home for their egg hunt. Dad has pneumonia, so he didn’t participate much. But a bunch of residents were lined up outside holding eggs for the hunt. They loved watching the kids run around.

She would get close to the bunny, but there was NO going to the bunny. ha!

By her 3rd hunt, she was getting the hang of it.

The activity director, Jenah, was so sweet to Remi, taking pics of her.

We had a pretty normal Saturday (errands and playing), but Sunday was wonderful!

She wore last year’s Easter dress again. It was a bit cool and windy (and we got some rain) but it held off for some pics outside.

I was a greeter, so Remi helped me until Nancy got there. Then they went and played.  The nursery had moved a few toys to the lobby (our Easter service is at the Performing Arts Center) and Remi just HAD to get in the police cruiser.

The service was assisted by a pouch, snacks and milk. She’s a busy girl so staying still and quiet for an hour was a feat.

We missed Tyler at church, but I was glad we were all together.

Once he got home, some more family came over for a low-key dinner and playing together.

It was a blessed day, for sure!