Bunnies, Eggs and Friends

We had a fabulous Easter this year. It was a pretty busy morning, but it was a ton of fun.

It all started out with Lucy getting her Easter basket! She was super psyched about everything in it, but I think the sidewalk chalk was her favorite. Girl loves to draw!



Then, we headed out to have Lucy’s picture taken with REAL bunnies! I had put off taking her to see the Easter bunny, and I’m so glad I did. This was SO much more fun, way cuter, and Lucy wasn’t freaked out like she normally by the creepy Easter bunny! In fact, Lucy wanted to bring the bunnies home with us. Lol. I can’t wait to get her picture this weekend!

After having her picture taken, we swung by the store to grab some munchies for a picnic and then headed to an Easter egg hunt with Lucy’s Sabbath School class! It was SO much fun! Lucy was staking out the eggs she saw as we walked from the car to the barn where the picnic was going to be held.

And, you guys, she ROCKED this egg hunt. For realz.





This is when she shouted, “YAY! EGGS!” Because she’s crazy like that.


After lunch, we picnicked with friends whose daughters are Lucy’s BFFs, and we all had a blast! We got some ridiculously cute pictures of Lucy and Macy. Seriously.





See? They are so stinking adorable! When we left, we went to Outback since we were still hungry and kids ate free, and then we came home to relax. And, count Lucy’s eggs, of course! Girl got 50 EGGS! She’s an egg hunting monster!


Of course, we had to dump out all our loot, just like on Halloween!


And, because I love it, a shot of Lucy with baby Belle. So cute!


I hope you all had a wonderful day as well!

Week in Phone Pics ~ 3/52

Well, 2013 is just chugging along by. I’m enjoying sharing the pictures I take with my phone every week because, let’s face it, that’s how I take most of my pictures.

What did we do last week? We:

  • Had cheers with our drinks at Dunkin’ Donuts;
  • Did some snuggling on the couch;
  • Sang along to Dora Rocks with our karaoke machine;
  • Played princesses with AJ;
  • Went to gymnastics;
  • Made a Valentine’s mailbox;
  • Mommy’s head met her car, and the car won;
  • We dressed up in our clothes for Heaven in Sabbath School;
  • And there was some snuggling with Dizzy at bed time.

We also:

  • Sat with friends at church;
  • Went over to their house afterward for lunch and play time;
  • And, Daddy got Mommy’s favorite – Japanese – for dinner on Saturday night!

All-in-all, it was another good week! I’m looking forward to what this week has in store for us.

I’m linking up with Living Like the Kings.

A Bouncing Birthday

Having a child whose birthday is in November makes birthday party planning difficult. You never know what the weather will be like so you end up having a party indoors somewhere since you have to book a place relatively early.

That’s how it was this year with Lucy’s party. The weather on the day of her party was fairly nice, and I told Joe we totally could have gotten away with a park party. But, we booked a party at a local bouncy place, and I am SO GLAD we did. I didn’t have to do ANYTHING except show up with the cakes and party favors.

We had a little over an hour in the bouncy rooms. There were two parties going on at the time, and we split the time between the two rooms so our party was completely private the whole time. I loved it. What I also loved was that adults could bounce too. EVERYONE had a blast. Even Lucy’s grandparents were bouncing and sliding!
















Lucy’s party happened to be on my Dad’s birthday, so we had a cake for him, too! He was a good sport and let us get him a Diego cake to go along with Lucy’s Dora theme.





Lucy had a pretty fantastic party. One of her friends said it was the best party in the world! I don’t know HOW I’ll top that next year!

Being 13 Again

There’s nothing like being 13 years old again with a stadium full of 30-year-old women doing the same thing.

That’s how it was at the NKOTBSB concert last month. New Kids on the Block have always been “special” to me, so to speak, because it was the first concert I attended. My dad took me as a reward for getting straight A’s on my report card, and he sat through the entire concert. Then, after the fact, he found out there was a parents room where the other adults spent the time eating and watching TV. But, he says he wouldn’t have joined the other parents anyway because it was our daddy-daughter night. Yep, he’s a great dad. So, at the last two NKOTB concerts I’ve gone to, I’ve called him and let him hear one of the songs to reminisce. It’s fun.

But, I digress. The concert was all kinds of awesome. I went with my sister-in-law, and one of my friends brought her friend. My friend actually got the tickets for us from a friend at Ticketmaster, so we had fabulous seats. And, when I mean fabulous, I mean we were in the second row at the secondary stage that sticks out into the audience. Oh.my.gosh.it.was.awesome.

And now, the pictures.

The girls! And, yes, this is us standing in front of the stage.










Yes, he’s looking right at me in this picture!


Loved the jerseys they rocked out at the end of the show, including the ATL jerseys!!




I already can’t wait for the next concert.

Monkeys and Pools

So, let’s catch up, shall we?

Memorial Day weekend was full of firsts for Lucy — her first trip to the zoo and her first pool party! We spent Saturday night at my parents’ house and got to go on a date to see Bridesmaids (hilarious!). The next day, my family headed to the Chattanooga Zoo to celebrate my grandma’s 84th birthday. That was what she had requested to do.

We started out with a picnic lunch. Lucy had to eat her PB&J with a fork because she has to eat EVERYTHING with a fork.

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My mom made mini cupcakes to celebrate Bomma’s birthday. They were a big hit.




My parents brought all three kids boxes of animal crackers. How did they know that’s Lucy’s favoritest thing EVER right now??


It was REALLY hot, which made me sick. But, aside from that, it was fun, especially pointing out all the animals to Lucy.





On Memorial Day, we went to a friend’s house for a cookout/pool party. Well, a pool party for the kids, that is. We got Lucy changed quickly into her ridiculously adorable bathing suit and plopped her in the pool. She promptly slipped and went under. But, she stood right back up (after freaking out for a minute, of course). But, I think that scared her because, even though she loves water, she did NOT want to be in the pool after that.

But, being the great parents that we are, we put her back in anyway. Hey, she has to face her fear, right?? She played with some toys.



She laughed at her friends.


She slipped again and went under, but once again, stood right back up.



And, she reached numerous times for me and Joe to get her out of the pool. Joe took pictures of it. I know, we’re mean.



When she wasn’t in the pool, she was getting in and out of this car repeatedly. Seriously. She could not leave it alone.

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It was a great weekend, and we really need a weekend to recuperate from it. Maybe next weekend…

Pizza Party

I just realized I never blogged about our trip last month to see how pizza is made! We went to Big Pie in the Sky with our mom’s group, and it was a lot of fun.

They make HUGE pizzas there. The slices were SO big.


We got to help put cheese on one of the pizzas. Lucy didn’t want to touch it, so I put the cheese on for her.


Afterward, we got to eat. 🙂 The restaurant hadn’t opened yet, so we had the place to ourselves. Lucy and I hung out with her future husband, Grant, and his mommy.


A certain someone LOVES her some pizza!


That was one of the most fun field trips I’ve been on with the group. Hopefully, we’ll get to do something like that again soon.