HAPPY EASTER! We had another wonderful Easter. The fun started Friday night as we decorated Easter Eggs and cupcakes. I say the fun started but the truth is I truly dislike decorating eggs. It brings back awful childhood memories. (Ok, I might be exaggerating a little). When I was a kid I had my sister, Sherri, who was artistic and loved doing crafty things. I did not! Her eggs were always beautiful and mine look liked they had exploded in a bath of ugly colors! It wasn't that my eggs never looked like hers or even looked decent that was the worse part, the worse part was that you had to sit and patiently work on decorating these dumb eggs. It was boring and tedious and did I mention you had to sit still for at least 30 minutes! Anyway, my memories of egg decorating were more of this thing we had to do each year. The good part was that we got to hunt them later and that was fun. So I do not "make" my kids decorate eggs but wouldn't you know it, they love it. So every year I have to be put through this torture! This year however, they could decorate on their own, woohoo! So while I was right there with them, I only had to tell them how great their eggs looked and laugh with them when they weren't perfect. It was a much more enjoyable experience for me :) It was also a beautiful evening which made everything more enjoyable.
Saturday was crazy busy as we started out wishing Aunt Karli well on her first half marathon. I was so proud of her for setting a goal to run it and achieving it. I loved hearing her talk about the race and talk about the challenges and hear the sense of accomplishment in her voice. It was truly great! While Karli was racing Raelynn was at a horse riding clinic. That too went well and was a good experience for her. By late afternoon we headed to Aunt Bonnie's to celebrate Easter with the Keefer's. Karli and Chad joined us as well which I always love having more family together. We had a great time as and the kids were exhausted (and so was I).
Today we all headed to church then lunch and then to Aunt Steph's and Uncle Cody's for the afternoon. We really wanted to see her one more time before Hadley arrives. I must say I am getting REALLY impatient and am so ready to meet her! Steph is more than ready as well. Earlier this week Raelynn won a teddy bear at BGC and brought it home to give to Hadley. I think she is a little excited as well :) Steph is due on Wednesday and we are hoping they will schedule an induction if she doesn't have her by then. She is going to be one spoiled little girl , just the way you want it! (I have some pics of Steph from today, but she threatened me so I cannot post them :( )
After getting back home, Cooper eating dinner and he was saying all these negative things and then he said, "But on the bright side, I believe in God!"I thought that was perfect for today! Regardless what is happening in the world around us, on the bright side I believe in God!
We have celebrated so many wonderful things in the past few weeks, here is a run down of just a few…..
|Raelynn and Aiden(Our very good friends new addition! He is adorable!)|
|Coop spent one of his days off with Aunt Steph!|
|This was a great treat! Raelynn's class got to visit HyVee and make Dutch Apple Pies and sell them. They were delicious!|
|Lunch with Raelynn and the other crazies too!|
|Raelynn's 3rd Grade Class plan a surprise birthday party for their teacher!|
|Coop racing Mike at Easter, Coop won of course! hahahaha!|