Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter!

Our church had an Easter egg hunt for the kids on Saturday morning. Before the actual hunt, we headed to a local assisted living home and handed out bunny bags to some of the residents. The Easter Bunny met us there. Touching his eyes was fun. . . Waving at him was fun. . . . . . but being held by him - NOT FUN!!! After that, we bundled up for the egg hunt. It was 36 degrees that morning - probably the coldest Easter egg hunt on record. Here are Isabella and Lexie (a girl from our church who just adores Isabella). Lexie helped Isabella gather all of her eggs. This morning, our household was up early for the Easter sunrise service. We woke up around 4:30am, got Isabella up arond 5:10am, and were out the door by 5:15am. We took Isabella in her pajamas since a big chunk of the service was outside. With it being only 30 degrees this morning, we wanted her to be as warm as possible. After the early service, we went back inside the church for a breakfast and then I changed Isabella into her dress. I had originally planned on her wearing a different dress, but it was just too cold, so I put her in this one with long sleeves. She still looked very cute. Isabella has become pretty attached to her blankets - mainly the fleece ones. She likes to carry them around and snuggle her face into them. Just before going to bed, Isabella thought it would be a good idea to pick up everything off the floor and bring it to me. She just about buried me in blankets, pillows, and books. As we were looking through Isabella's farm book, I asked her what a cow says. I have often asked her this question in the past only to get the same response, "cok, cok" (for quack, quack). According to her, this is the sound that every animal makes. So, imagine my surprise when I ask her tonight what a cow says and she answers me with "moo". I couldn't believe it. She said it a few more times, but then later on tonight it became "cok, cok" again. Oh well. . . baby steps, right?!!!

We have two Baby Signing Time dvds that Isabella really enjoys. She especially likes the theme song that goes. . . 'baby, baby, baby signing time!' If she's upset about something, I just start to sing this song and she calms down pretty quickly. Lately, she has been humming the beginning of this song or singing the beginning part . . . 'baby, baby'. When she wants to watch the video, she signs baby, hums the tune a little, and points to the TV. I love the way she tries to communicate with us.

I scrapped a few older photos this week. . .
NEW HOME WIVES GROUPWe hope that everyone had a blessed Easter!!!

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Glad you had a great Easter! It was cold in Texas too...in fact, we were going to do an Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, but it was SNOWING!!! Crazy! Isabella looks so cute in her Easter dress!