Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter!!

We spent 20 minutes with the bunny and this was the best picture we could get ha!

Hope you all have a Happy Easter!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Texas Beauty

The Texas fields are covered
With a blanket of deep blue.
But for a little Indian girl,
This would not be true.

Texas land was buried and dry.
Rains just would not come.
Indians danced and prayed for rain,
And beat upon their drums.

The Chief made a proclamation.
He appealed to one and all.
A prized possession must be sacrificed
Before the rains would fall.

The Indian camp was silent,
While each person searched his heart.
But when it came to sacrifice,
With possessions they would not part.

Suddenly a little girl stepped forth,
Holding her blue-clad doll.
She placed it in the roaring fire
and raindrops began to fall.

The rain brought forth the grass,
Among its blades, flowers of blue.
To be a sign for all the time
Of a love so pure and true.

{The Legend of the Bluebonnet-Author Unknown}

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Kmusik and School Easter Fun

Yesterday was a very exhausting day. The kind where you just have to wait until that particular day is over before you plan anything else the rest of the week. You just have to get through this one day first. The kind where you have so much to lug around with you, it takes 3 trips to the car and back to load it up before you leave. The kind where I fall asleep at 9pm after the day is over while making a grocery list for Easter and wake up at 5am with the pen and pad still with me in bed. 

It was a fun day though yesterday! Oh but it was exhausting. Rylie and I started Tues night making 3 dozen cupcakes for her Easter party at school the next day. After dropping Rylie and her cupcakes off at school, Remy and I rushed to Kindermusik.

She was so cute in this Spring dress and matching sweater! (A Gymboree on Ebay find when I was pregnant with her!)

And they did the butterfly dance again!!

"Uhh is there something on my back??"

"That is one pretty girl right there!"
Checking her wings out in the mirror

"I'm so glad we did this parachute just for me!" hehe She was going crazy over that thing yesterday! I didnt take a picture of the goody bags we made for her Kindermusik friends, but it was just some butterfly bubble bottles and egg lollipops. I tried so hard to go candy-free completely again but Easter's a hard one!

Then we rushed over to Rylie's school to setup their Easter party. 

And hide the eggs for their egg hunt! Their class was first so the moms were rushing around!

They each had to find a certain number eggs with their name on it to make it a little work on them =)

She was excited to find a BIG egg with her name on it!

And the bunny stopped by too!

All done!

Then the kids got their party lunch started

And the bunny came by again!

Rylie and I made these cupcakes. Ugh the bain of my existence! I went out of my way to get the correct grass tip for the green frosting and it was horrible! I dont recommend that tip! So I had to use the star one and they're not exactly what they were supposed to be but Rylie and the kids loved them so that's all that mattered.

Obviously loving the cupcake anyway!

I had packed Remy a lunch to nibble on while I was busy working the class party. She tried kiwi for the first time and liked it!

Then the kids did a "pin the tail on the bunny" game.

And then we headed home and down for naps! Yay!

I put these little goodies together for the teachers for Easter too.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

MOPS & Community Egg Hunts!

Last Friday Remy and I went to my MOPS Easter Egg hunt. This was great practice for Remy before our community egg hunt that was last Saturday! Here's a ton of pictures from both!

NOT excited about pics before the hunt!

TRYING to get group pics of the kids!!

And Remy's done!!

Took her some convincing to put the eggs IN her basket but she did so good on her own!

She was so cute and proud!

Playtime after the hunt!

This was the perfect little playground. She could do everything on her own! We'll have to visit this Summer! Funny story-she was at the top of this slide, tripped, kinda rolled, then went head first on her back down the slide and plopped on the ground. Several moms came running over in a panic and I was just laughing! I knew she was fine, which she was, and really wished I'd gotten that on video! She just got right back up and went back on the slide again smiling away!

Saturday's egg hunt....

So excited to see her friend Charlotte there!

Girls and baskets before it started. We got Rylie a new bigger basket and gave Remy her smaller size because the past 2 years Rylie's been overfilling the small one at these egg hunts. This year she got like 12 eggs lol

Remy did the young-uns hunt first

Go Remy!

She realized she could just put her basket down, run around grabbing eggs, then come dump them in her basket lol

"Ok are we done?"

"Lemme count how many I gots"

Excited to go show Rylie her eggs!

Then we stopped to say hi to the bunny! Someone wasnt as excited about that.

She was like "what ARE you?!"

And the bunny stare down commenced. lol She stood there a good 3 full minutes probably just staring that bunny down!

Then Rylie's egg hunt started! In the rain! 

She was too excited. She'd grab an egg, run 10 steps, grab another, run 10 more steps in another direction...

All done!

Rylie, Charlotte, Kendall after the hunt!

On our way out Rylie REALLY wanted to do the different booths there but it was drizzling still, Remy was cranky, we were all wet and yucky from the mud and grass and really wanted to just go home. But the line was short for this kiddie ferris wheel so she got to ride that  and had a blast. 

Fun Easter carnival!