Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Easter Monday, the girls were off school so Monica and I decided we would take the kiddos to the zoo.  We had such a great day.  We went early and enjoyed getting to easily park while most people were at work....if you have been to the Houston zoo, you know how big of a deal that is.  The weather was great, the kids were well-behaved, and we had a perfect morning.

Lila ready to see some animals

Our two little monkeys checkin out the monkeys

Ad and Jackson

Sweet sisters

We ate lunch at this little restaurant right by the giraffes.  We got to sit outside and watch the giraffes roam while we ate.  It was so great.

Such sweet friends

Love this little girl

Hugs bye bye

Addie fell straight asleep in our bed when we got home

After naps, we headed outside to play with sidewalk chalk.  Lila obviously had herself a great time.

I couldn't love these two any more.  Such sweet sisters.

Easter Sunday

We had a pretty relaxed Easter Sunday this year.  The weather was rainy, and we had spent the weekend with Jason's family so we didn't really make any plans.  We got up, went to church, hunted eggs indoors since it was raining and capped off the evening by eating some ribs that Skaife smoked at his house.  All in all, it was a good day with our little family.

Putting the money from her Easter eggs in her piggy bank.

Lake Weekend

The morning of Good Friday, we loaded up the girls and all our gear and headed to the lake to spend time with the family.  We had a crawfish boil that evening, the kids got Easter baskets from Nana, we dyed Easter eggs, hunted eggs, and I put together a little scavenger hunt with Easter eggs for the kiddos.  It was a relaxing and fun-filled weekend.  Jason's grandparents and Aunt Laura came up on Saturday for lunch so we got to visit with them and hang out before heading back to Houston that afternoon.  It had been a few months since we spent time at the lake, and we had a really great time celebrating Easter together.

Nana and her babies

Jackson is soooo good with Addie and would hide the eggs for her and help her hunt them.

Ad was infatuated with the crawfish.  She played with them all day.


Dying eggs

Love these sisters

Grandma O and Lila

Grandpa George with the girls

Addie had Grandma George walking up and down these stairs over and over again

Ad and Lucy

Monday, April 27, 2015

Easter at School

The Thursday before Easter, Addie's class had their Easter celebration at school.  They did all sorts of fun activities throughout the day, and she had an absolute blast.

When I dropped her off, the were coloring with chalk on Easter eggs that had been painted with chalkboard paint.

I dressed the girls in matching dresses that day for school.  Lila was so happy when I dropped her off.

Lila did an Easter art project.

Ad's class had an Easter egg hunt on the playground...... 

....and a confetti egg fight in their classroom.

She was so hyped up when I picked her up that afternoon, she did NOT want to leave.  I love that her school makes they holidays so much fun for the kiddos.

Easter in Harlingen

Since grandma's funeral was the weekend before Easter and everyone was in town, we decided to celebrate early.  Grandma always loved having all the family together so it was great to be able to celebrate her all weekend long with the fam.  I will just let the gobs of pictures do the rest of the talking.

My parents rented a bounce house for the weekend to keep all the kids entertained.  Addie thought this was the best thing EVER and had an absolute ball in there all weekend.

Because Easter and Christmas aren't Easter and Christmas without Grandma's homemade sugar cookies, Addie and I made these for the family to enjoy Saturday afternoon.

Mom revamped her centerpieces with some Easter bunnies for Saturday afternoon.

The weather was perfect, and the kids (and adults) had a blast playing outdoors.

All of Grandma's great-grandbabies getting ready to hunt Easter eggs.

Britt and Hayes

Jason and Lila

A rare pic of me with my littlest girl.

The kids were divided into teams and had to find the eggs with their team letter.  Each egg had a puzzle piece, and the first team to get their entire puzzle put together won a prize.

Grandpa and Dad

Dad told the Easter story with resurrection eggs in the front yard.  All the kids listened so well.

We then hid over 500 eggs for the littles to find.

Papaw and Ad hunting eggs

Shelby found the golden egg hidden in Grandpa's shirt pocket.

Grandpa with my girls

Mimi and her girls
Claudia Farr was kind enough to come over and take a few quick pics of the family since we had everyone in town.  I really love these pics!

The whole crazy clan

The grandkids

Sunday morning we woke up, and my mom had Easter baskets for the girls. 

We all headed to church before making the drive back to Houston.

Harvesting a few things from Papaw's garden for mama to take back to Houston.

We had a fantastic weekend celebrating the life of one of my very favorite women.  I can't say enough good things about my grandma.  Despite the circumstances, we had a wonderful trip and enjoyed seeing all the family.