We have busted out the sidewalk chalk here at our house! I am so happy Olive likes doodling as much as her Mommy does! I think this activity might be more my favorite than her's, but she always has a great time.
I love how concerned she looks, as if she is working on a masterpiece
and can't figure out one part!
Working so hard!
She left a little evidence of her chalky fingers on the door of Daddy's shop!
Here's to many more days of doodling on the sidewalk!
The Guncles got Olive a fancy new car for Easter! She is definitely going to be the envy of the neighborhood cruising around in her new pink convertible! They had it set up in the driveway when she got up from her nap.
"I hear there is something for me out here!"
Guncle Shawn helping her in!
Look at the concentration on that face!
Push the button...
She wasn't quite sure what to think when it would go on it's own. She liked to get out and check out the stickers. Then she decided standing on the ground beside the car and pushing the button seemed a little more safe! Cora, our sweet neighbor across the street, has tried out the new convertible and she loves it too! Thanks Guncles!
I ordered Olive's Easter dress from SheShe Made and I loved it. I was so excited to get it in and try it on her. Then, she FREAKED OUT! She hated it! She was ripping the sash off trying to get the dress off. We tried it on every night this week to practice...and every night it was the same reaction. I was so worried this morning when we went in to get her dressed. I told her that we were going to put her "pretty dress" and she beamed. She put it on and started swaying saying "pretty!" It must have been an Easter miracle! I was so happy! We tried to take a few pictures before leaving for church this morning.
Daddy and Olive
Mommy and Olive
This was the best we could get at church. She wasn't exactly in the picture taking mood.
Luckily, she was a little more into posing with her eggs when we got home.
Thank you Dano and Honey for my special dress and shoes!
Saturday morning (despite the chilly temperature) we had the first annual Hippety Hoppety Egg Hunt at Lion's Park! There were 17 kiddos there to hunt for some eggs. Olive had so much fun with all of her favorite friends (minus a few)! We can't wait to do it again next year! This is the view of Olive we had for most of the day!
Addi and Campbell were ready to start hunting!Everyone lining up! Traci and Dano were such great starting line attendants!
Olive was so excited to take off running, I am not sure she knew why everyone was running and screaming, but she joined right in! Then she figured it out and she was like an egg grabbing machine! She kept saying "one more!"
Sweet Eleanor was a little more diligent in her egg gathering, carefully picking them up one at a time.
Everyone was hunting like crazy!
Even Grady got in on the action!
Molly was checking out the loot in the eggs as she gathered them.
I think a sneaky little someone had her eyes on Molly's eggs.
Daddy opened one of the eggs and it had the golden prize in it...
Then we thought it would be a great idea to get a picture of all of the kiddos together. Olive wasn't having it. I am not sure what her problem is with group pictures lately! UGH!
From left to right, Row 1:Ava, Jenna, Layla, Gray, Grady, Anna, Olive
Stephen and I were married in December of 2004. We met through a very persistent friend who insisted that if we met, we would get married. Sure enough, he was right and 7 months later we said I do! In the years since, we have suffered great loss but are learning daily to rely on God and each other, knowing that we can rise to use tragedy for good! We welcomed Olive Kay into the world in August of 2009 and our lives haven't been the same since! She is a firecracker and makes every day worth waking up for! On her 3rd birthday, we found out we were going to be blessed with another little one. Nora Kate joined our family in April of 2013 and has brought even more joy into our lives! We can't wait for the adventures we will have with the two of them.