holidays & occassions

Obligatory Easter photo

The kids acted as though I was performing surgery when I asked them to pose for a photo this year. Why they don’t like their picture taken is beyond me…don’t they know I have a blog for goodness sake! Karli is usually full of smiles, but she felt it necessary to mimic the boys I guess.

We had celebrated Easter with my family on Saturday because my niece was in town with her dad. The girls had a blast as usual and it will take Karli an entire week to clean her bedroom. Karli dressed up in last year’s Easter dress on Saturday since Emma was dressed up. I also painted their nails with pink and purple with polka dots. They are such girly girls. I wish they could spend more time together. When the girls were little I always imagined them growing up together and it’s sad that they don’t get to see one another more often. Emma is like Karli’s best friend even though they only see one another like once a month.

Easter 2010 - Karli & Emma

Easter morning we actually had to wake the kids up because they were up so late the past couple of nights. After finding all the hidden eggs and their baskets (Chase found all the baskets!), we went to mass. Of course Ken and I had to have our typical argument on the way to church because I made us all late. He complained that we were going to have to sit in the back row and you know how you can’t pray as well in the back row!! We arrived and only 20 or so cars were in the parking lot. I didn’t gloat, okay wait, I did say something like, “Oh no, we are so late!” Okay, I suppose that IS gloating.

After church we went to lunch at Outback and then we went to see Ken’s brothers house he just moved into. It has lots of spare room so someday when I kick Ken out (for yelling at me for being late for church one too many times!) he can live with his brother. We also stopped at some friends house that they are building. Oh how I miss having that new house smell. The rest of the day was spent with the kids outside, logging in their new Webkinz from the Easter bunny, and lounging around. I didn’t do any cleaning or laundry for the first time in a long time. I felt great! Also I figure I will have plenty of time this week since the kids are on Spring Break so I won’t be working as much and we aren’t going anywhere. I wish we would have splurged and booked our Mexico trip for Spring Break, but I just couldn’t get past how expensive it is to go in April compared to June and with 6 people going it’s a huge cost difference. We plan on roasting in the super hot temperatures there this June if all goes as planned.

Karli was playing around with my camera over the weekend and she took this photo. I can’t for the life of me figure out what the photo is, but I thought the colors look really neat. She loves anything related to art so when she does anything creative like this I always save them. I deleted many many photos of the dogs, their food, the dogs eating their food, and other various house objects.

Karli took this photo...neat!

Hope you all had a blessed Easter!

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  • Reply Terra April 6, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Is it books on a shelf?

    • Reply Candi April 6, 2010 at 10:00 am

      You might be right! I asked Karli and she doesn’t remember, lol!

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