Thursday, March 29, 2018

Easter Activities

We have been very busy getting in all our fun Easter activities this week.  
We started with our annual Easter egg lunch.  The girls love this, and I love making it for them each year.

When I used to teach kindergarten sometimes we would do these things called directed drawings.  As the teacher I would draw one part of a picture at a time and they would copy me on their own paper. It was always cute to see how cute and different they all turned out.  I decided to do one of a bunny with Brynn this week and then let her paint it afterwards.  She absolutely loved this activity.

Afterwards, she had me draw and cut out numerous Easter pictures for her to paint.  She literally did this for hours.

This morning while I was doing Brynn's hair I was talking to her about the last supper in preparation for Easter.  Afterwards, she walked out of the room while I started working on Jolie's hair.  I walked out to find her sitting down drawing a beautiful picture of the "feast."  So sweet!  She even gave some of them angel wings ;)

Later, we dyed our eggs.  While we were in Alabama, Brynn picked out this spinning contraption that you stick the egg in with dye and then press the spinner and it makes them all marbled and pretty.  We started with that and they turned out so pretty.  But, silly could it slip my mind that I should have bought two.  Twoooo of everything, when will I learn my lesson.  Afterwards, we did a few the old fashioned way.

At night we did our egg bath we do every year.  We empty all the toys out of the tub and fill with bubbles and plastic eggs.  Its always a hit and the girls stayed in for a whole hour tonight.

(side note, say good bye to the last and final picture of the brown bathtub! tomorrow it will finally be white as the last and final piece of our bathroom renovation!!!)

We really wanted to go to the Easter Maundy service tonight at church, but once again, Jolie has a runny nose and cough that we brought home from Alabama.  I am hoping that she is well enough for us to go to the Good Friday service tomorrow. 

We plan to read some Easter books tomorrow, and make our resurrection rolls!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Honey's 80th!

Last week we packed up and headed to Alabama to celebrate our sweet Honey's 80th birthday!  She's such a special person to us and for such a big birthday we had to celebrate her in a big way.  My cousin and her boys drove down for the occasion too so, it was a packed house full of loved ones and grandbabies for her.

During her birthday day she kept getting mad we had errands to run, so we joked with her all day that we had to go finalize the plans for the stripper coming later that night, so just calm down! haha. She was hysterical and in typical Honey fashion said "ohhh ok, well let me go get ready, I want to look nice for him!"  That afternoon she took a nap and Heather and I took the opportunity to decorate the house up.  When she woke up she was so shocked!  It was so sweet!  She started to cry saying over and over how she didn't deserve all this.  We assured her over and over that she definitely did because she was the most special lady in the whole world to us.  Although, she did make sure to inform us that we messed up on her age she is only 69, not 80.  ;)  She has been 69 as long as I can remember! haha

We did a cheers to 80 years theme and dressed her up with a "the queen is 80" shirt, pin and light up tiara.  She loved it!  Pops grilled us all steaks on the grill for dinner...and we wrapped the night up with the most delicious cake....caramel inside, and her store icing as she calls it ;)

is she the cutest or what!

For her past couple birthdays we have gifted her new flowers for her pots outside.  She loves looking at them and going out there to water them and take care of them each day.  My mom, myself and the girls helped her plant them while she supervised us from her rocking chair with her chardonnay :)

The weekend was filled with the cousins playing, pops cooking us several delicious meals...he is quite the chef these days, and some walks on the beach. 

 It was a quick three day trip, but sweet and full of memories I will hold in my heart forever.