Thursday, April 28, 2011

Addie and Luke

Sweet Luke was born one week before Addie and when they get together it is always sure to be a great time! Yesterday Jeanette watched Addie for a few hours so I could make/deliver a special lunch for some dear friends. When I went to pick her up they were playing under a tent! Addie was having a blast!!! Thank you Jeanette and Luke! (and Anna too!)

Hard to believe these are the same kids!!!!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Safety First Baby

Everything Addie does these days, Baby does too. :)

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter reflections

Addie's first Easter....April 2009

Second Easter.....April 2010

Third Easter.... Today!!

So hard to believe how quickly time passes!!!! I love how Addie gets excited to go to church! The staff and volunteers have made it such a happy place for her. I can't believe she's in the two year old class now! We had a great time tonight celebrating that first Easter when Jesus died and then ROSE for you and me!

Happy easter!!

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His name is JESUS

His Name is Jesus by Max Lucado
He could hold the universe in His palm
but gave it up to float
in the womb of a maiden.
Christ became one of us.
and He did so to redeem all of us.

The man...
who spoke with such thunderous authority
and loved with such childlike humility.
The life of Jesus Christ
is a message of hope,
a message of mercy,
a message of life in a dark world.

The palm that held the universe
took the nail of a soldier.
On the eve of the cross,
Jesus made His decision.
He would rather
go to hell for you
than go to heaven without you.

the moment He removed the stone,
He removed all reason for doubt.
Christ's resurrection
is an exploding flare
announcing to all sincere seekers
that it is safe to believe.

-Max Lucado

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Playdate 2011

I have had this little dream of hosting a holiday themed playdate since I became a stay at home mom.  One excuse after another, I just haven’t managed to get it all together to live out this dream…until TODAY!  Today Addie and I hosted the first of what I think will be our annual Easter Playdate!  We had a blast!!!! We had some of our friends over for crafts, snacks, and even  a real Easter Egg Hunt!  It was a blast!  I’ll let the pictures do the talking!!!


Craft Table, complete with crosses, bookmarks, and egg-guys just waiting to be markered and stickered!!


The food table, waiting for everyone’s snacks to share!


The party favors, butterscotch nests with spring time eggs!


Before our guests arrived, Addie had to give the crafts a test drive. Smile


The REASON we celebrate!….


Addie doing her “Resurrection Dance!”


Easter books all ready to go!  (shout out to Auntie Sharon!!)


And our guests arrived!  Crafts!!!


Lexi really enjoyed making a bookmark! 


Egg Hunt in the back yard!!


Luke had a blast being outside!! 


All of the Easter cuties posing for a picture to make their mommies happy. Smile


Rylee found a dog a few houses down and took off to go see him!  Lexi went along too! They are so cute!



Sweet Berkley…isn’t she so pretty!!?


Snack time!  Hooray!


Henry loved the snacks…can you tell?  Smile


Patton enjoyed himself too!


Rylee posing on the steps…she says “CHEESE!”


Berkley and Sam had fun playing with Addie’s toys.


Playing with the sand and water table!


After everyone left, Addie showed Rylee her birthday present!  They had fun!  Thank you Granny and Papa for helping us get this for Addie!


And once it was just us, I stripped Addie down so we can get one more wear out of her Easter outfit Sunday.  Just like yesterday it needed a good spray and wash treatment and a run through the washer.  She was a happy girl having her friends over today!  Have I mentioned lately how much I love being this little girl’s mommy?