Scenes From Our Easter

Lauren got a stomach bug on Wednesday morning (she almost always gets sick on the day she’s supposed to bring snack, so I should have seen this one coming…) Tim and Avery caught it Friday morning. We had already canceled our plans for Easter at my sister’s house Sunday morning, which was a good thing, since I got sick Saturday night.

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Tim got up early Sunday morning to hide the eggs (just the plastic, candy-filled kind) and I stood outside for a few minutes watching them run around finding them all. We are horrible at keeping secrets, and even had the kids help us fill the eggs. The story we told them was that the Easter Bunny doesn’t have elves like Santa, so moms and dads have to help him out. Then he can come in the middle of the night and hide everything. (Yeah, not the greatest but they believed it.)

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He didn’t leave any other goodies besides the eggs though. We are doing that part this Saturday. Avery was really bummed she didn’t get to go to church, but there was no way I was leaving the house.

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This was Hannah’s first Easter and I was excited dress her up, have a big family meal, go to church, hunt eggs with the kids, set out nice baskets….but the germs had other ideas.

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It warmed up nicely that afternoon (72!) and I felt better, so we attempted pictures. Man, I will never be able to be a professional photographer. I have no patience or creativity. And one kid who is almost always uncooperative (and needs a haircut).

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We are getting a do-over on the celebration this weekend, with a cookout at my sister’s house, hunting eggs with Leila and Teegan, and I found a great recipe for Sangria, woo hoo!

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Simple Things Sunday

Our relatives from Southern Minnesota and North Carolina came to visit this weekend. Raven was really excited that the kids came too, because that meant more food on the floor!

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We have had these Easter dresses since last year some time, and decided this weekend was a good time to try them all on.

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I am about 95% sure that Lauren wore this dress when she was a baby, although she was much tinier, so it fit her until she was about a year old.

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There were too many people taking photos, so I don’t have any shots of ALL the kids looking in one direction.

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Baby Hannah and Great-Aunt Jackie.

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Uncle Mop and Baby Hannah.

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Speaking of Uncle Mop, Rob goes back to Children’s Hospital on Tuesday for a spinal tap and more chemo. Then he will do three days of chemo locally. Next week will be the same. People have been asking me how he is doing, and I never really know what to say. I think he is doing great, considering. He loves hanging out the kids (for short amounts of time) and he went fishing today. He’s anxious to start working again. He was in construction before all this happened, so it will still be several months before he can go back.

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Project Life Week Thirteen

For the first page of Week Thirteen’s Project Life page, I used  cards from Emily Ley’s Strawberry Edition.

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Then, Amy Tangerine’s new kit, Plus One came out and I used cards from that kit. I don’t know which kit I like better!

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Project Life Weeks Ten-Twelve

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I got the Strawberry Edition of Project Life this week and I love it!

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I recolored some of the Strawberry Edition 3×4 cards with orange, which is the color for Leukemia Awareness.

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Again, I recolored some of the cards for St. Patrick’s Day and the page for World Down Syndrome Day.

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Project Life Weeks Six-Nine

You can see all of Project Life 2014 here.

I started out the year using the Midnight Edition of Project Life. Each week, I added things from different One Little Bird and Paislee Press digital kits. The Valentine’s Day page has elements from Miss Tiina.

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life rearranged

hope and coffeeMarch 14–At Uncle Rob’s house

March 15–Hannah wearing her ‘Uncle’ shirt and smiling for the camera

March 16–Lauren, happy that she will be going back to school FINALLY. She had a rough time with spring break.

March 17–Altogether green. Another ‘first holiday’ for Baby Hannah.

March 18–Lauren’s new purple glasses finally came in. She was so excited and said “I can see better!” as soon as she put them on.

March 19–She came home from school with some clips in her hair and a ponytail. She wanted to look like her teacher.

March 19 (2)–Her SPED teacher texted this photo to me – one of Lauren’s favorite classes is Music.

March 20–We took Baby Hannah outside, because it’s supposed to be the first day of spring. It was 38* with a windchill of about 25*. Not too bad, but she didn’t like it.

March 20 (2)–The kids altogether again, when Lauren got home from school.