Monday, April 9, 2012

All Tied Into One

This post is a week's worth of post All Tied Into One.  It includes Disney On Ice, spring break activites and Easter celebrations, in that order.  If you are only interested in one of these, please scroll accordingly!  Or get comfy and enjoy a nice long post.  Or you could even read an event at a time, hey, I like to give you options!

Anna and I kicked off spring break with a girls date to Disney On Ice.  We bought the tickets last Friday for the following day and not 20 minutes later she came to me with chattering teeth and burning up with fever.  The girl slept for most of the afternoon and through the night.  Justin called the box office for me and was able to get the tickets switched to Sunday instead.  We had so much fun, just the two of us.  As soon as it was over, she asked when we could come back...

 Above, getting ready to leave and below, once in our seats.  And, yes, she is wearing 3 headbands.

 Waving to all the characters.  She truly believes when they wave, they are waving to JUST her.  Warms my heart.

 She loved all of it.  Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, all the princesses.  It is a good way to get a good Disney fix!  It was quite a show with so many different stories.
 Still her favorite, she waited and waited for Cinderella to come out.  She appeared at the very end, thank goodness!

Monday and Tuesday of spring break, I started getting ready to host Easter.  I cleaned all the china off and set the table, cleaned the upstairs and then started packing.  Tuesday, Brice had his friend Tyler over and they had so much fun squirting water guns, playing baseball and playing on the iPad.  On Wednesday we left for Charlotte to see and stay with my sister and brother-in-law.  It was such a fun visit.  Aunt Blaire and Uncle Josh have to be worn out after keeping up with us!

All packed and ready to go...

 Brice wanted to play Aunt Blaire's guitar so badly so she let him.  Well, actually Josh did.  And, whatever Brice does, Anna wants to do.  So, they pulled out this little one from Venezuela for her to strum on.

 On Thursday afternoon, we headed over to Discovery Place, a children's museum.  The museum is hosting a mummy exhibit and Brice of course loved it!!!  We were not allowed to take pictures so I don't have any of the amazing people and animals that were on display.  Anna, of course, had a funny comment while we were in there.  She was getting tired toward the end and found a bench to rest on.  I told her I would stand right next to her while she rested.  She responded with, "That's okay, you can just go look at that dead man over there."!!  Even at three, she understood what was going on.  Below are the pictures from the children's area where we got to play.

 Back at their house for some play time and baths in the sink.

 Friday morning we dyed Easter eggs...

... and T-shirts.  Pretty sure they enjoyed this more than the eggs.
 Layla, Blaire's Great Dane presented a challenge with having a crawling baby and Anna who is very nervous around her.  If Anna was inside, Layla was out and then vice versa.
 However, we found a way to communicate through the door. :)
 Friday afternoon, we headed up to Aunt Deb's house which is about 30 minutes away.  We had beautiful weather to play outside in and then a delicious meal.

 And, on Saturday morning we just hung out and then had an Easter egg hunt before leaving to come back home.

 Brice as a running blur and Anna hunting eggs.
We came home on Saturday afternoon after lunch and after three hours of driving, we were all ready to get out of the car!  Especially sick times two as soon as we got off the interstate.  Thank goodness she waited until then to loose her lunch.  Justin helped me so much in getting the house ready for Easter Sunday.  We went to church and then came home for a delicious lunch that we all chipped in with.
Our kids get Easter presents.  I don't get it but they sure love it!  Movies, and swimsuits and books, and of course the Easter Bunny brings the baskets, which I didn't even get a picture of Kyle's first basket.  Oh well.
Kyle's Easter meal with Grandma.

Eyeing those yummy cupcakes!!!  And they were so good.  Thank you Kelly!!
The boys...
Jack wasn't so sure about Kyle grabbing onto his shirt but handled it very well.
Our fluffy little chick.
This is the best picture of the 3 of them.  I have others where Kyle is looking at the camera but Brice has a stream of snot glistening in the picture.  Nice.
Thank you to all of our family who made Easter a success!!!  He is risen and wants us to live in the Easter Sunday moment, not the Good Friday moment.  Be happy, be blessed!

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