Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter 2014!

There is love that came for us
Humbled to a sinner's cross
You broke my shame and sinfulness
You rose again victorious

We did our family picture inside because Justin gets embarrassed 
of the self timer setups we have to use to get the correct height and level.
Today it was the high chair, a bowl, and a towel.  I keep the high chair in the closet for just this use.

Then Madden decided he was done and we were all on his schedule.

Jamie and I drove all over to get to the majestic bluebonnet fields of Ennis- we never found them.
So today on the way home from church we did a mini reshoot like 30 seconds from our house.
They're not at all good- but at least there's a higher density of flowers?

This is the really scenic view if you turn the other way- McDonalds, a day care, and the stadium.

We came home to see what was in the Easter buckets!
We don't do the Easter Bunny for various reasons- none of which is we are holier than you.


This is how you wear them- if you were wondering.

They really didn't get candy.  The eggs from yesterday had like a jelly bean each.
Today I bought Peeps, a chocolate bunny each, and Cadbury eggs for myself and Justin.
The boys got chalk, sand toys, goggles, workbooks, beach shoes, movies...

We almost forgot the bunny ears!

After these pictures they immediately changed into play clothes and have been outside the whole day.  It looks like it might rain now tonight- which is fine… every patio is covered in chalk.  I have lots of little chalky footprints all over my floors :)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Shower Goods

Today was my sister's bridal shower in New York.  I couldn't go but I helped provide some goods.  I made the invitations and sent them all out.  I also made coordinating thank you cards already all addressed and stamped and sent them so Lauren wouldn't have to worry about buying cards or finding addresses to write them.  I made cookies for the favors and shipped them.  I had never shipped cookies before but they made it mostly in one piece!

Practicing my piping for the monogrammed cookies.

Last Tennis and At Home Egg Hunt

This morning Quinn had his last tennis lesson.  He is getting more confident and much better even just four weeks later.  I will have to practice with him on our own so he can keep learning.

After the big kids went over to the other courts Madden decided to get warmed up.

I think Coach Bob moonlights as a beekeeper.

At 4:30 we headed up to Crossroads for the church egg hunt.  It was catered by Chick-fil-A and I'm pretty sure there were thousands of people there just hoping to get a free chicken sandwich. It was kind of a logistical nightmare.  There were no timelines and no maps or directions for which field was for which age level.  At 5:45 we left without any direction given yet for the egg hunts.  Oh well.

We came home and stuffed and hid 120 eggs in our backyard.  The boys ran at full speed to get them all like they were competing with thousands of kids.  They had tons of fun and got way more eggs than they would have at the Crossroads hunt!


We don't have a lot of actual hiding spaces in our yard,
 but we tried to hide some instead of tossing them all in the grass.
Quinn could NOT find the last one and finally Madden pointed it out to him.
Do you see it?