Monday, April 24, 2017

easter sunday

  •  Easter was so fun!  My girls were up early and ready to look at their Easter baskets.  They weren't very patient in waiting for Ginny to wake up and ending up waking her up.  After baskets, we had breakfast and got ready for church.  My older brother arrived before church and we all went to the first hour.  Then we came home and had a delicious Easter dinner followed by an Easter egg hunt!  We played games and enjoyed visiting the rest of the night.  It was a pretty perfect day!  Having family here made Easter an even happier, more exciting, and fun holiday!  We were so grateful two of my brothers came and spent the holiday with our family!  

more fun with ginny

On Saturday the girls had a great time helping prepare some of the food for Easter!  All four of them were so excited to help bake.  They especially loved making the resurrection rolls!
 The girls seriously had the best time with Ginny.  Heidi wanted to do a craft so she found a bunny idea and put it all together.  They decorated the house with their cute creations.  Heidi loves to make crafts and Easter was the perfect time to create something fun!

Saturday night we took the girls to the lake.  They had such a fun time skipping rocks, "feeding the fish" (with rocks and sticks haha), and running around while singing together.  It was a great way to spend the evening!

first egg hunt

 Saturday morning we were invited to hunt for eggs with some friends from church.  The girls were all so excited to go and had fun looking for eggs.  After the hunt we took my brother and sister in law to the Amish market we love!  It was a great day!

dying eggs

 We had great time coloring Easter eggs!  It's always a fun activity.  Of course it was extra fun since we had company!  We managed to get the 18 eggs colored with minimal cracking and the eggs made great deviled eggs on Easter!

easter visitors

 We were so lucky to have my brother, his wife, and little girl come again from Detroit for Easter!  The girls have the best time with Ginny!  I love, love, love watching the girls develop relationships with their cousins and Ginny is just the cutest!!  The girls have brought up how they miss Ginny every single day since she left.  We hope we get to see them again soon!

church easter activityt

 Two weeks before Easter we had our primary Easter activity at church.  Since I serve in the primary, I was not only part of the planning, but I got to be there for the fun!  We had a great time!  The girls loved playing Easter games, making Easter crafts, learning the real reason we celebrate Easter, and of course hunting for eggs with their friends!  We had a great turn out and it was fun for all three of the girls!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

mornings at the lake with my little girls

 I love that we have a longer spring and fall here.  The weather has really been nice for a few months and I have taken so many pictures of the beauty we see on our walks!  It never ceases to amaze me how incredibly beautiful our area is.  Right now the world is unbelievably green.  The trees and flowers are in full bloom and we have been enjoying getting lots and lots of fresh air and sunshine.

Sometimes Savanna rides her bike, but she really enjoys running alongside Caimbree.  They have the cutest little friendship.  Savanna is so easy to get along with and they both love to make each other giggle.  I love spending mornings watching them blow "wish berries", throw pine cones in the lake, and race each other as they point out the ducks and turtles along the way.  It really is the perfect way to start the day!