Saturday, March 30, 2013

Countdown to Easter

Em has had a really fun week. Egg hunts, Easter themed tea party, new surprises! She's had so much Easter fun already, hopefully she won't be too disappointed if this yucky rain ruins everything for tomorrow! Here's what's been going on!

Her school party was really cute, as always, but Clinton surprised Emma by showing up!

The set-up! The moms are so clever!

Ready to hunt!

Showing off her BIG egg with Daddy!

With Ms. Hiner (and blue teeth!)

I had to go back to work after the party, so Em had to go to Mother's Day Out. She wasn't pleased, and really, I felt bad about it. Thankfully, I got all caught up at work, so I was able to leave a little early. I picked her up and we stopped by the bakery for some Easter treats. I had a plan.

We had a little tea party, just the two of us!

Real tea (iced sweet tea, that is!) Ha!

Little bunny cakes!

It's the simple things in life...
Em and I talked about Easter, and read the story from her children's bible. This is where she learned that we celebrate Easter because in her words "God alived himself". Can't beat that. 

After our party, it was time for dance. While we were gone, her daddy got ANOTHER surprise ready for her! She had lost her TV in one of our battles over cleaning her room. (We had taken it away a few weeks ago.) She had earned it back using her reward chart, but we had decided it was time for her to get a new one. The old one didn't work that great. We talked to Em about it awhile ago, and told her if she let us sell her old outdoor toys that she had outgrown (playhouse, car, etc.), we'd use the money to buy her a new TV. I can't believe she agreed! Everything sold and Clinton had been bargain shopping. Em didn't know that he'd found her a new one. When we got back from dance, he had her new TV set up in her room, playing a movie! She was so excited! AND I have a new bargaining chip to make her clean up her room! Ha!

Yesterday, was the annual MOPS egg hunt. I can't believe this is the 3rd one we've been to! We were so happy to be able to spend some park time with our friends! I helped hide eggs while some of the moms told Easter story using resurrection eggs. Then it was time to hunt!

Haydon, Em, and Payton. Don't know what is going on with that grin!

Then we watched the big kids, they were so fast!
Ace showing off his loot to the little kids!
We had a nice picnic lunch afterwards. Just hanging out, chatting, letting the kids play! Oh, I love springtime!

Here's hoping the rain moves away, so we can enjoy the rest of our weekend!

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