Better late than never! My parents and sister endured the 6 hour trip down to be with us for the long Easter weekend and we were sure glad they did. I was spoiled seeing them more often when we lived in Hershey and I miss spending time with them.
My Mom joined us for a "Welcome Spring" picnic at Kylee's school and got to see Ky in action with all her friends. We have loved her kindergarten experience and have been spoiled this year as I begin to research stuff in the Virginia Beach area....may I be wrong! We all know how skeptical I was for this year and look how it turned out...oh why do I worry so much.
We have been spoiled with beautiful Spring weather and on Saturday enjoyed the outdoor downtown Charlottesville Mall and sitting outside for lunch finished by a fun ice skating event. Kylee has been taking ice skating lessons and poor Alexis is left being the longing spectator all the time...so we finally go her out on the ice and Ky enjoyed practicing her moves. It was quite the event as my sister Heather showed us her stuff on the ice and even Grandma got out there too. We sure know how to get the most out of our free coupons and both girls were feeling proud. Easter festivities included: coloring eggs of course, a fun Easter egg hunt with the neighbors in the adjoining backyards and with out a doubt an exciting visit from the Easter Bunny. Lexi sure got into hunting for eggs this year and did a great job watching over them. "mom, make sure Ky doesn't touch mine." Hot and cold was always a fun one growing up which grandpa put into practice for Ky this year.
She was in heaven as she helped Grandma make her a new BIG Silky and one for Lexi too. She caught on quick and had some serious concentration as you can see. I love her proud and amazed facial expressions and really got a kick out of listening to her explain to me what to do as we attempted a little pillow in the morning before Grandma woke up. I gladly let G-ma take over as they got back to work in the morning making a Silky for Elizabeth (her baby doll) and one for Alexis too as she tries hard not to leave her out or knows if she has her own maybe just maybe she will leave her stuff alone...worth a try. Kylee couldn't get enough and wants Grandma to bring her sewing machine back again next time which will be a must anyway since I always have some project for her. This time we even tailored a swimsuit for Ky so it will fit her the way she wants. I loved watching them work together and can't believe how grown up my little girl is getting.
Thanks for a great weekend with tons of memories even seeing DUKE advance to the championship game...what a thrill for all of us except Sky who stayed upstairs for the game. Alexis even got in a few laughs with Aunt Heather and has learned quickly to cherish the fun moments with her when we get them:)
I'm truly thankful for family and over Easter enjoyed reflecting on the resurrection of our Savior and thankful for all he has done for me making it possible for me to be with this family for eternity.