Tuesday, April 6, 2010


The morning started out with Easter Baskets.  My friend Stephanie gave me the idea to do bathing suits in their baskets.  They loved them and also got matching beach towels!

We told the girls that we gave them a gift because Easter represents God's greatest gift to us, Jesus dying on the cross so that we can have a relationship with Him and spend eternity in Heaven!

We were lucky enough to enjoy some of Elaine's gourmet cooking for lunch!
Trent and Graham tag teamed the leg of lamb.

Elaine the Chef

Reese and Selah enjoyed a delicious appetizer of goldfish and Reese thought it would be fun to eat like a puppy I guess.

After lunch, which I was obviously too busy devouring to take pictures of,
we did an Easter Egg Hunt outside.  The kids took off running so fast that this was the only picture I got with all four kids.  Selah forgot about the eggs as soon as she saw the "bike" (four wheeler) as she calls it, or as Sophie used to say, the "fell weeder."

I got one egg!

Make that two eggs!

Classic Reese.  I like how Elaine puts it.  She looks like Graham, but is quirky like Elaine.  If you know them, it makes perfect sense!

Best Buds - They really do love eachother so much!

Bud Bud even got in on the egg hunting.

Onto "Grandma and Grandpa Dye's" House we went.  Love this pic of Selah - this is when she looks like what her name means...to pause and reflect.  She'll grow into it I am thinking.

She is definitely the animal lover of the family.  Here she is with Toby, whom she LOVES!

This is a common occurrence in our house, but catching it on film at the exact moment was priceless.  Selah is a hair puller for sure, and Sophie is like her mommy with her sensitive head.  She practically cries every time I brush her hair, so you can imagine how mad she was after this.

The Post Incident Daddy Hug makes everything better.

I'm sure that I've never mentioned how hard my kids are to photograph.  Oh, wait.  Yes I think I have mentioned that about 1,000 times=)  Selah is hard to get to slow down enough to even look in the direction of a camera, and Sophie has trouble showing ANY enthusiasm (great example here) or she does the classic fake smile. 
So we (meaning I) was crazy enough to try to get them to sit down and smile at a camera after lunch and the egg hunt.  Shocker, this is the best it got.  Makes me laugh though.

The girls with their great grandparents.  Gotta love the tongue hanging out!

Family shot

I wanted to get some more of Sophie, but both girls were over the camera by this time!

What a great Easter!  Beautiful weather and lots of family and good food.
Hope that you had a great day celebrating Jesus too!


Ole Miss Mom said...

Lillian has that yellow bathing suit too! We will all have to get together and swim this summer!

And that pic of Selah pulling Sophie's hair is HILARIOUS!!!!!!

TBG said...

GREAT PICTURES! Loving those bathing suits!

thanks for the breastfeeding encouragement! :o) i pray that it'll be a successful... i hear the key is patience.... and proper latching haha.

When do you work at Brookwood these days? Looking like I'll be over that way in about 2 weeks--I'll be on the lookout for you!