Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter 2014

he is not here;
he has risen,
just as he said.
-matthew 28:6


Easter Eve Blaykleigh helped me make our first Easter cake! It turned out delicious. Then we decorated Easter eggs, skipping the dye this year because let's face it ... it's messy! And last year I am pretty sure her sweet little hands were two-toned for a good couple of days. Easter morning she awoke to her basket full of goodies from the Easter bunny with a few additions from her grandparents. There were lots of smiles! Then it was time to look for eggs which was fun for all three of us, it's the first year she  has understood the process of it. Once all the eggs were found we sat down for some cinnamon rolls before getting ready for the Easter service at church! After church we had a nice little family lunch of egg salad sandwiches, PEEPS ambrosia salad and good old fashioned kettle chips. Our afternoon was spent taking a family nap and enjoying the outdoors with our neighbors. OH! And hunting re-hid eggs full of change for her piggy bank. What a wonderful day it was.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ballet shoes

I have always had a love for the ballet. 
The first time I felt your delicate kicks inside me, I was at The Nutcracker Ballet. 
Even then you were my tiny dancer. 
And today you proudly wear your first pair of ballet shoes. 
You practice "close book" - first position, "open book" and "triangle" - demi plie. 
This summer you will start your first dance class!!! 
Dance on my sweet little bird, dance on. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Carousel

I love the look of captivation in her eyes. 
Carousel's are full of wonder and magic when you are two. 
I pray that she always looks for moments as these throughout life.