Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter weekend…

Lauren was up to see that the Easter bunny ate the carrots we left out for him and she was so excited going through the items in her basket.  She couldn’t imagine how the Easter bunny got into the house since he didn’t ring the door bell.  ;)  It’s so much fun to see the holidays through her eyes!

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Before everyone got here for dinner, she collected all the eggs hidden in the backyard.  She gets so excited for everything and I love that! 


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Dinner was at our place this year, so we were busy most of the weekend getting ready for the dinner, but we got to relax some on Sunday night and watch the Amazing Race.  All in all, it was a great holiday weekend. 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter Crafting II…

We continued on with our Easter crafting when I got home from work today.  I loved the moss covered initial I saw over at Antsi-Pants, so I decided to borrow the idea for our front door.

I ended up with a totally not as cute version, but I guess it will due for the holiday.  After Easter, I’m stripping off the ribbons and tulip and changing them out for a more rustic look like the twine and birdie Chessa used.  I love that.  Also, I think my “R” needs a little trim.  ;)


Lauren and I made a super simple Easter egg garland.  We poked holes on either end of little plastic eggs and threaded some ribbon through.  Something we could do together, which makes this simple craft perfect for us. 

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter Crafting…

I saw the cutest little Easter craft on Simply Modern Mom the other day and thought it might be something Lauren and I could do together.  I traced a bunch of the eggs onto yellow construction paper and let her loose with the safety scissors. 


She LOVES to cut things out.  She thinks it’s the coolest thing ever right now. 

I cut out the little chickie beaks and feet and she helped me glue them on.  I ended up stitching them since she was kind of loosing interest at that point.  We was having more fun eating the M&M’s I was stuffing in. 


I think they turned out pretty cute.  The rugged cutting and funky eye placement add to the charm.  We’ll place one by each place setting for Easter dinner.


Tomorrow it’s Easter egg garland. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Star of the Week

The kids in Lauren’s preschool class take turns being the “Star” of the week.  They have a list of questions to answer and get to display a poster of photos in class. 


Here’s how she answered her questions:

Favorite game: Tag
Favorite song: Patty Cake (huh, wouldn’t really classify that as a song.  My favorite is Moon, Moon, Moon by Laurie Berkner.  We sing that at bedtime.  Does anyone know this one?  It’s very sweet.)
Favorite activity: Riding my scooter and bike (in that exact order)
My nickname is: Honey Bunny
My favorite color: Blue
My favorite animal: Elephants and doggies (she wants two big doggies, one black and one brown)
My favorite food is: Pancakes and hotdogs (not together though)
My family includes: Mommy, Daddy and Lucy in heaven

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Weeknight dinner goodness…

Pioneer Women beef with snow peas for dinner tonight.  Try it sometime, you’ll like it.  Plus it’s super easy and quick for a weeknight.


Plus Lauren eats it all up…


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New hair do…

We just got back from the salon and we’re goofing off taking pics in the mirror of Lauren’s new short hair cut and momma’s new color.  I love her new look.  Her fine, thin hair is much bouncier this way! 


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