Friday, April 29, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Then we come down and begun the hunt.
After all eggs are found, the little ones peel eat and examine their baskets.
Sugar just hanging with her peeps. She is the only one that likes these treats.
Dad likes to make sure each kiddo knows what his favorite treats are.
I am so blessed to be able to look into the eyes of this little one. Jumba will always melt my heart.
Bagel is no different. They all do.
Thank you for the joy of heaven. Thank you also for the joy, the taste of heaven that we see right now. I look at this group of kiddos with such a swelling in my heart. They are my taste of heaven.
Lingunini and Kat joined us as we colored the eggs.
Sugar and Jumba helped each other.
Goobers and Princess wanted to mix colors.
Possible takes this very seriously.
In the end we had a a tray full of cracked colored eggs. Another beautiful Easter tradition.
I really do love this group of workers. Easter is just a day away.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Bear needed a suit for his upcoming Confirmation and the boys all needed pants for Easter. I headed out with my men. At the first stop light we came to, we pulled behind a car that was sporting a bumper sticker with a message that I had not yet seen. I read it out loud to point it out to dad. "Impeach Obama" was the message. Pickle started laughing in the back seat. His laugh was contagious and we all started laughing. Then he asked the question that made Bear, dad and I laugh all the harder.
"Why peaches and not pears or apples or rocks maybe tomatoes . . . why peaches?"
"What?" I asked.
"I understand people wanting to throw something at the president if they don't like him, but why peaches and not something else?"
Thursday, April 21, 2011
We took lots back to the dressing room. The woman working the area was a little concerned because we wanted to all go into the big dressing room with about 15 dresses in hand. In the end she let us go with the promise that we would gather up the dresses and put them back ourselves.
Dress shopping with these crazy kiddos is fun.
Then came lunch. We ended up at Olive Garden and it was a Friday during Lent so it was Alfredo for everyone. No worries we all love it.
There are times when we fight. There are times when we are too busy to be together. Days like this remind us what being a family is all about. These six girls have taken on the world together. I know they will continue to do so. I admire each and everyone of them. Strong, loving, faith filled woman who will support each other no matter what.
In the end Pooker was able to get out of work so we headed to the Mall to look for Easter outfits and to complete the other part of the tradition, ear piercing. We all played with the manikins in various stores until one girl thought we were taking pictures for a competing store and told us to stop.
More importantly it was sisters being sisters!
The time of truth finally came, we headed to Claire's for the ear piercing. They both wanted them done and begged and begged to get there. Once there panic set in.
Princess was ready but Bagel wasn't.
After Princess had her done we found a few more dresses to try out. In the end we ended up with the same one. When we finally made up our minds that Princess already had the right dress, Bagel took us back to get her ears done.
She didn't want them watching. This was hard on all of them as they wanted to be standing with her. They did what she wished and stood to the side.
The girls all cheered when it was said and done.
Princess and Bagel are now part of the big kid world with their ears pierced.
This ended our busy day. We had a blast. We got two beautiful dresses for two beautiful girls. We all agreed that the next time we will head out looking for a white dress will be for a wedding years from now. They all look forward to that and hoped to continue the tradition with their own children. Time will tell about all that but for now join me in thanking our heavenly Father for these awesome girls in my life and ask for special blessing fo the two preparing for First Holy Communion.
God Bless Princess and Bagel!