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What a joy it is to ask our 2 1/2 year old what the meaning of Easter is and to hear him say “Jesus died, but he rose AGAIN!”  Here are just a few pictures from home Easter Egg coloring, and church Easter Eggventure.

(Sidenote:  I know it has been a long time.  Lets just say I’ve been on a blog sabbatical…)

Easter Egg Hunting at Church was inside this year due to crazy rainy weather. The boy was much happier to pick up the Easter grass than the eggs. We didn't come home with but 2 pieces of candy.

Cheesing it up for the camera after coloring some eggs. We tried a new "camouflage" technique which included adding vegetable oil to the colors. Let's just say it didn't work well...


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So as gorgeous as it was when I posted my last blog entry, it was equally as nasty the past couple of days.  Honestly, I’ve felt as if we’d float away, along with our home.

Last time I checked I hadn’t received a message to build an arc, but I’ve been feeling like that may not be too far off.

Concerned with the massive rain quantities, we went outside today to make sure all of the downspouts were pointed in the right directions.  The boy helped me, and then he got to have a splashing fest.  I just loved watching him giggle with glee as he quickly became drenched.

I get so caught up sometimes in the mess I have to clean up, that sometimes I forget to enjoy the moment.  I’m trying to do better with a happy compromise somewhere in the middle.

Our beautiful little guy loving every minute of the wet, splashy rain.

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I can not say enough how gorgeous it was outside yesterday.  While I longed for large snowfalls all winter long, getting a taste of spring was DIVINE!

I’m realizing with each sunny day that comes, how my mood can be directly associated with sunshine.  I felt great all day long.  I always try not to let weather get to me, but let’s face it:  Winter with its overcast skies, and countless hours cooped up indoors (library, science center, house, basement – it’s all indoors) gets to you and especially to an extremely active 2 1/2 year old.

The beautiful weather translates into a happy little guy (and his happy momma) who stayed in his wagon our entire walk around the lake, walked/ran the cul de sac at least 5 times, and played on the playground with such complete glee.

(I’m not going to go into how he decided to bite/hit/pull at the shirt of our very sweet little neighbor guy who is twice his size and 6 years old).

Ahh, I’m entering a Spring State of Mind.

Today looks to be another of the same and we are very excited at our house.

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Looking Tough Before the Sock Hop!

One of the benefits of a larger church, is having activities tailored specific to age groups.

Tonight was our church’s Preschool Sock Hop.  Picture inflatable jukeboxes, balloons, ice cream, hula hoops, a dad dressed as Elvis (or was it actually Elvis?), you name it.

The kids had a blast, and were completely adorable.  Not to mention I think they all ran/danced the sillies out.

They were so funny.  Our little guy was quite the poser for the camera tonight so we got some good pictures.  He tried the limbo, but wasn’t quite sure what to think of it.

With his neighbor friend. Doesn't she look totally adorable!!

They all got sunglasses when they came in. In most of the pictures his are on upside down. (See the picture before this one)

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I enjoy reading the occasional magazine, however with my journey as a homemaker, magazine subscriptions just aren’t really in the budget with a few small exceptions.

Today I discovered that our local library allows you to check out current issues of MANY magazines.  I came home with the January 2011 issues of Vogue, Taste of Home and Budget Travel.

Checking them out also solves the problem of getting rid of old magazines.  So check with your local library.  You may be check out the latest issue of that magazine you’ve been waiting to read (at no cost)!

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Splashing! (Can you tell he is loving it?)

Our little guy loves water.  I posted a year ago what a “fish” he is, and it is even more so now.  After one trepidatious first January class, he has been crazy jumping in and going under with ease.

He’s still in the Parent Tot class (which means momma or someone else has to get in too).

This week Papaw came to go to swimming class so I graciously offered Papaw the chance to participate in the pool (translation:  mommy doesn’t have to get her hair wet and try to get dried off/changed while also wrestling with wet boy!)

He had a blast, and while his swimming prowess didn’t shine through, his love for swimming sure did!  Enjoy some pics!

Swimming with Papaw

Swimming to his swim teacher "Mr. Jim"

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Most kids really like music.  Our little guy LOVES music.  He enjoys banging on the piano, and around Christmas time a small guitar came to live at our house after he kept using his little kids popper as a guitar.

Today he wanted a chair to sit on in the living room so he could play his guitar.  I caught him singing Jesus Loves Me.  This picture doesn’t show it but he really does know the right way to hold a guitar.

I guess we could call it our home preschool music lesson for the day.  Typically, he hears music on and runs to go get the guitar, and dance with it while yelling “Jumping up and Down!  Jumping up and Down!”


The Guitar Man


About a block up from our house is a home with a teenage boy who plays the drum.  Whenever we’re on a walk and we walk by we can hear his drums all the way out to the corner.

I’m beginning to fear a bit those teenage days when he tells us he wants to be in a band and with Rock School nearby, who knows…

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