Easter 2011

We had a wonderful Easter Sunday.  Starting with Edie's excitement over her Easter basket.  She screamed with excitement over her new potty book, owl neck wrap and Elmo toothbrush.  She can be so funny sometimes.  The weather was beautiful, Edie was adorable and we are humbled by Jeasus' sacrifice to die for us on the cross so that we may have everlasting life with him.  Church was packed as it is every Sunday which is exactly how I like it too.  I love praise and worship and hearing the Church full of song - it just makes your heart sing!

After church we had lunch at Gigi's and Giddo's along with Aunt Mindy and Uncle Chuck.  We later had an Easter egg hunt where Edie collected her money eggs!  It was a great day which ended with a l-o-n-g nap : )

Easter Goodies

Edie helped me in the kitchen on Good Friday making rice krispie Easter Eggs for the neighborhood kids.  She helped me to measure, pour, stir, smash, bag and stick!  We had such a good time cooking together and delivering her sweet eggs.  She was so proud of them and so was I!

Slip N Slide!

One of the best things about Fridays in Hillsboro is spending them with neighbors.  I love getting together with all of the moms while the kids play.  We are all so anxious for the pool to open so on this particular Friday Kerin got out the slip n slide which is the next best thing!  Edie was so funny.....she would just sit and observe the older kids slide and once they were on to something else she would give it a try.  But once they were back again, she would just sit and watch.  That was until she discovered the mud!!  Oh well, mud makes fun too :)

Thomas the Train

Several weeks ago we visited the Thomas the Train exhibit in Calera and even rode Thomas!  We went along with several of our neighbors and their kiddos in celebration of Maxwell's3rd birthday.  Although Edie does not know who Thomas is she still enjoyed all of the activities.  Riding Thomas was a lot of fun but Edie's favorite part was the ginormous sandbox and musical entertainer who sang and played for all of the kids.  Edie even got to join in and play a few instruments herself!  We ended the day with a picnic lunch and the petting zoo.  It was a great day - even better with five VERY pooped kids :)

We continued Maxwell's birthday celebration on Saturday with a Trike-A-Thon party.  All of the kids brought their trikes for a fun trike race.  Edie still is not "in love" with the idea of a trike so she did not participate - but the rest of the kids had a great time.  Edie did however LOVE the bounce house! (despite the photo below) She is really getting good at jumping and feeling more comfortable doing so.  So she jumped and flipped until she wore herself out.  Her next favorite part of the party was the cake and ICE CREAM!!  Of course she ate every bit of it and licked the bowl :)