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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Best Easter Picture EVER

Sometimes I try so hard to take the perfect picture.  Sometimes an outtake ends up being the best one!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Annual Easter Party and Egg Hunt

Every year, just before Easter, we get together with our friends for a fun Easter Party and Egg Hunt! We only started with a few families and kids, but over the past few years, our group has grown and our families expanded. 

I say it all the time, but only because it's true:  we are so lucky to have all these amazing people in our lives!  We look forward to this party every year!

Saturday was gorgeous!  It was a perfect day for an egg hunt.  We all gathered at Amber's house, and socialized for a bit before sending the dads out to hide the eggs.

The toddlers were up first.  They eagerly lined up to find eggs!

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After they found all the eggs, we sent them inside to go through their baskets, and the dads hid the second round of eggs.  This round was a bit more chaotic than the first round!

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It didn't take long for the toddlers to crash that egg hunt and steal more candy!

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Liam missed ALL the fun because he fell asleep right after we arrived!

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After the egg hunts were over, the kids stayed outside to play.  We decided to do a mini photoshoot with the babies, because they couldn't participate in the egg hunt this year.

Violet refused, but she sure looked adorable!

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Adorable little Amelia did great!

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Liam was perfectly content to hang out with the eggs!

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The kids played outside until it got dark, then came in to eat dinner and dye eggs.

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The little kids started to fall asleep one by one, while the older kids played Jenga for hours!

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Liam decided to wake up and party with the grownups for a while.  We partied, AKA talked and ate snacks, until 1:00 AM.

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Our 2014 Easter Party/Egg Hunt was a big success!!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Park Playdates and Open House

We had a beautiful day in Pittsburgh!   It is so nice to have warm, sunny weather.  I didn't think winter was ever going to end!

This afternoon, we met our friends at a nearby park for a picnic/playdate. It was windy, but a lot of fun!  I *think* it was Liam's first trip to the park.  He wasn't very impressed!

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It was a fun afternoon, and it was the first of many park playdates to come!

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We went to Dylan and Lexie's Open House tonight.

They are in different buildings, so we went to Dylan's school first.  He was so excited to show us his classroom and all the special papers and projects he created throughout the year! I can't believe his year in third grade is almost over!

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After Dylan showed us around, we headed up to Lexie's school.  Lexie was just as excited to show us her projects, papers, guppies, and plant!  She has a great teacher this year!

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Lexie showed us around her school, then she and Dylan played on the playground for a few minutes.

I honestly love Open House.  It seems pointless to have it in April, at the end of the year, but it's nice getting to see all the work they did over the past year.  Dylan and Lexie are always so excited to have their entire family there.  They really take pride in their work and schools.

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Dylan and Lexie will be in the same school building next year. That's the only year they will be in the same school until Lexie reaches 9th grade. They are growing up way too quickly!

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It was a fun, busy day! Liam's face sums it up quite well!

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