Skip to main content

Easter 2014

Nanny surprised us by arriving the day before Easter and we convinced her to stay and celebrate the holiday with us!  Michael, Gabby, and I went to church Saturday night and we ended up leaving early because it was the Easter Vigil which meant they were baptizing and confirming hundreds of people.  Gabby really enjoyed church and cried when we left but it was almost 10:00 PM and she fell asleep on the way home. We set out some water and carrot for the Easter Bunny as directed by Miss Gabrielle. Then we called it a night.

Easter was the best one ever in my opinion.  Sorry I am writing this so long after the holiday, but there is a very very good reason.  Stay tuned.  Easter started like any typical Easter, Gabby following a trail of chocolate Easter eggs leading to her overflowing Easter basket.  Easter was basically like Christmas gift wise.  The Easter Bunny gave her a very small doll house with a girl hidden in all of the Easter eggs that she hunted.

While getting ready Easter morning I was talking to Nanny.  Nanny told me that I should get a dream journal and start writing down my dreams.  I asked her why and she said because your dream was right.  I looked at her confused, unsure what she was talking about.  Nanny said, because I am pregnant.  AWESOME, AMAZING, EXCITING news!! And I have to contain this for how long?!?! Three weeks until Uncle Patrick and Nanny can be together to share the news with all of the grandparents.

After finding out the news and sneaking a box of pregnancy books into the back of her car the Easter festivities began.  Grandma, Papa, Nanny, Mommy, Daddy, Aunt Ellen, Chelli, and Aaren all joined our quiet celebration.  It was fun.  We ate lunch and then took a quick trip to tour Grandma and Papa's new home and to poc eggs!  Gabby had fun but we only played with half of the eggs.

Easter was a fun day filled with family and friends.  It was so sweet watching Gabby hunt eggs and get excited about the Easter Bunny's gift and the fact that he ate all of her carrots.  I really cherish these days.  Time, please slow down.


Popular posts from this blog

Becoming a Marlin

One evening while eating dinner at Texas Roadhouse (our usual on Friday nights so we can see Daddy for an hour while he’s working) Gabby saw Olympic swimmers on the television and said I want to do that.  Michael and I have been wanting Gabby to become less fearful of the water and a stronger swimmer so we immediately agreed that becoming a swimmer was a great idea.  Two weeks later I had all of the information needed and we were signed up for the neighborhood swim team.  Little did I know how intense summer swim team would be!
To be allowed on the team you must be capable of swimming across the entire 25 meter pool, there is no time limit and you are allowed to hold on to the rope as much as you need.  Gabby made it across the pool in about 2 minutes, 20 seconds with a lot of encouragement from the coaches and a lot of holding onto the ropes and taking breaks.  I must add that the evaluation was in April and it was cold, but she never even mentioned the temperature of the water the…

Happy Father's Day!

Father's Day was a relaxing day.  Michael has been working extremely hard building things at the escape room.  We decided to spend the day with his best friend.  It was a fun and relaxing day enjoying the kids and cooking burgers.  I think these pictures depict our day:

I think Gabby knows that she is so blessed to have such a loving, caring, involved fun Daddy.  I know that I am lucky to have such an amazing partner sharing this crazy life of parenting and making memories.  We love you Michael and we both feel so blessed for the ways you choose to so your love.  You make our lives amazing.  Love you.

Deep In the Heart of Texas!

Gabby's dance recital theme this year was "Texas."  Gabby's tap and jazz class chose "Deep In the Heart of Texas!"  Gabby worked extremely hard to learn her dance over the past two months and I must say she did amazing! I loved watching her put on a big smile and shake her hips in her tutu while pumping her heart in the dance.  She did very well and seemed so confident while performing on stage (although that wasn't truly the case).

Yesterday at the dress rehearsal Gabby heard people laughing (because her dance is so stinking adorable) and Gabby was very upset that people were laughing at her.  I calmed her down after ensuring her everyone loved their dance and were just being interactive because they were enjoying singing along \the song and clapping when while singing.  They ran through their dance twice on stage and did amazing the second time, but I think the fact that they ran through their dance twice made Gabby feel like they weren't doing i…