Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

What a gorgeous Easter day we had!  It was hot as all get out at 90+ degrees, but such a beautiful day for an outdoor Easter Egg hunt and barbeque!  Not a cloud in the sky.  We painted Easter eggs last night, as we always traditionally do the night before Easter.  We read about doing tie dye eggs using coffee filters and it turned our SUPER cute!  You just wrap the egg in the coffee filter and drop some of the easter egg dye on in different spots and it turns out looking tie dye!  Not too messy and super cute.  Haley, Mickey, my nephew, Taylor and Kasey were all dying eggs.  They did a great job!  (Aunt Tiffany and I did a few too - it was so much fun doing the tie dye, we couldn't help ourselves!  LOL)  Callie and Carly watched intently and then got to play with a few at the very end!  So cute!!  I can't wait to see them next year.  ♥

Mickey was so excited for Easter she woke up much earlier than she normally does at a little after 8 and excitedly woke us up to let us know the Easter Bunny had come!  How cute to have 4 baskets on our table this year.  I sometimes still find it hard to believe I have 4 kids - all girls at that.  :-)

She went and got Haley up and they got into their baskets.  It's always fun to watch them as they see what they got.  Mickey was super happy about her pillow pet and her Disney princess grow pail to grow flowers!  Honestly, she was excited about everything though.  That's what's so cute about this age.  Haley was super excited about her "grown up" chocolates.  Lindor truffles and Godiva truffles!  YUM!

Callie woke up soon after the big girls, but she had to wait for Carly to wake up to get her Easter basket.  She sat with Daddy for a while and watched, then Mickey gave her one of her Peeps to try!  She wasn't too sure about it, but it was cute to watch her.

Once Carly woke up, we put them in the living room floor and let them get the stuff out of their baskets.  They were so cute!  Their first Easter.  ♥

After all the Easter morning fun and once Aunt Tiffany and Taylor made it over, we went outside for an Easter Egg hunt!  (Mickey just about drove us BONKERS asking to have the Easter Egg hunt before Aunt Tiffany finally made it over around noon!)  It was super hot, but it didn't matter to the kids.  They all had a good time!  Haley, Mickey, Taylor, Kasey and Levi all took part in the hunt.  I love that the big kids still think it's fun!  :-)

Carly watched from the stroller and Callie fell asleep in the stroller.

Later on, we put the babies on the ground for their first venture in the grass!  Putting them on a blanket is futile now that they are mobile!  They didn't mind it at all, surprisingly!  They also got to meet our bunny, Cuddles!  Callie, our animal loving baby, was super excited (and therefore not at ALL gentle!) about it.  Carly, on the other hand, could have cared less about the bunny and was super gentle towards it.  LOL

And my plan was to get a picture of all 4 of my girls in their Easter dresses together.  I never could get that to happen!  Once the babies were awake from their nap after the Easter Egg hunt, Haley was in her bathing suit playing in the hose with the other big kids!  Oh well - at least I got pictures of Carly and Callie together.  ♥

I'll leave you with a funny picture ... Mickey LOVES deviled eggs!  She went into the fridge and stole one before dinner was ready and shoved the whole thing in her mouth!  hehe

Our Easter was wonderful.  I thank God for the beautiful family He has blessed me with, the gorgeous day to spend with them and the miraculous reason we celebrate Easter!  He is risen!  :-)

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