Friday, April 21, 2017


I really don't recall making a huge deal about the Easter bunny ever, but Liv let me know SEVERAL times that she knew I was her Easter bunny this year. Baskets still appeared either way.
She asked me to sponge roll her hair the night before so we tried it out and she seemed to sleep fine in all those rollers!
They had fun checking out their little gifts in the baskets.
This was the hair from the front...
 ...and the back. It held most of the day but I didn't put any product in it, so by evening it was pretty flat.
It made her look lots older and freaked me out all day long when I looked at her. Like glimpsing at a teenage Liv in the future....
My girls humored me for a few pics in their matching orange dresses. I love my girls!!
We managed to get all of us in one at church thanks to Annaleise!
The kids performed a few songs they'd been working on after the service. Liv is in the back left and Haven is in the front right. 
Then afterward, the kids had a hunt in the gym....due once again to rainy weather on Easter. I think this was the third or fourth year in a row. Haven was much faster this time! She got the hang of it after all that practice!

At the last minute we threw together an Easter lunch with some cousins in town. Liv bonded with the teenage girls who did her make up and accidentally left a choker necklace behind that she hasn't take off since Sunday. 
And of course the old people played nertz after lunch and I beat them all. 
Ryan successfully made a delicious ham for the first time, and we might just try to make this a yearly gathering. It was a glorious day.
Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Hood Hunt

The day before Easter our neighborhood had its annual little hunt at the Gazebo median. I headed down with the girls and we met friends there. I was impressed that Haven actually got near the rabbit and gave him a high 5! 
 The little kids were on one side and the big kids on the other. So I followed Haven and Jenna went with the bigguns. She was a bit slow but had a good time!
 She really liked the cookies!!
Big kids waiting for the "ready, set, go!"
Speed was on her side!
A full basket!
With practice hunts down they were ready for the "real" day!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Easter Party 2.0

The time has come to pass the torch of the Easter Party from the eldest daughter to the youngest. We threw the annual party on Good Friday and Olivia was at school, a bit devastated, but I promised her it was all Haven's friends coming not hers. I also promised her she could still decorate the cake and I'd save her a piece.
 Rainbow patterns forever and always.
I had lots of icing leftover so I iced some cookies and put some jelly beans on them.
Haven had fun coloring and playing with all of her friends.
We snacked and played and snacked some more.
Then it was time for the hunt. The kiddos loaded up their baskets and put their shoes on...
And humored me for a picture staring into the sun while Haven shielded her eyes yelling "too bight!"
And their off!!!
This first egg Haven found kept her preoccupied for awhile as she picked up all the goldfish that fell out of it. 
Jason noticed Haven only had one egg in her basket so he shared lots of his with her. So sweet!
Time to tally up the loot!
This is Scarlet's response to "Who's ready for bunny cake??"
Hugging her friends good bye. So cute!
She cannot hug without a goodbye kiss on the lips!
Porch swinging in the pretty weather
The kids decorated egg's on the sidewalk with chalk but I got no pics of that!
 The party ended around noon and a few hours later I picked up three kiddos from school who came home to their own egg hunt and leftover bunny cake party. They didn't seem to mind too much!
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