(yes, the video below was rehearsed, and yes, there was a bribe involved…)
Emma had a very eventful Easter this year! We started celebrating about a week before the actual holiday. :) Her first Easter present of the year came from sweet Aunt Judy.
Aunt Judy gave Emma a really funny Nemo book that makes sounds- she LOVES it. She takes it bed with her every night and we hear the Nemo voices for about 30 minutes after we put her ‘to sleep.’ She also got some cute fish that make bubble sounds and a really cool coral ring that lights up. Emma was really into the Easter mode after opening these very cool presents.
A couple of evenings later Nana brought Emma an Easter basket (because we wouldn’t get to see Nana on Easter.) Emma loved the basket and all of the goodies inside of it. She got some sparkle shoes, a cute pink shirt, a pink bunny, and some stickers. Her favorite thing was a bunny on a bicycle that had jelly beans inside. We had to buy refill jelly beans when the initial jelly beans were all gone. :) She decided that she’s a fan of jelly beans.
Thursday before Easter we decided to try on our Easter dress- you know- to make sure it fit. :) Emma loved trying it in. She danced in circles and made her skirt ‘swish’ like a princess.
We headed to Arlington on Thursday night after I got off of work. We had a great weekend with Robin’s family. (more on that in the next post.) We started our Easter festivities there on Saturday with and indoor/outdoor Easter egg hunt brought to you by Gigi, Uncle Tommy, Aunt Crystal, and Mommy. We hid about 40 eggs thinking that Emma would find them in a hurry. However, she was not in a hurry. She spotted the eggs with her eyes, but didn’t feel the need to pick them up! She would have been content to let mommy and daddy do all of the work for her. Thankfully, she picked up a little bit of steam towards the end of the hunt.
I love this picture of all of the family looking on… she has such an audience!
“Look Mawmaw… more eggs on the piano!”
Checking out her loot with Uncle Tommy after the hunt (and after a bath!):
This is the ONLY picture I got of Emma in her dress at church on Sunday morning- it was a wild morning I guess!:
After church we had lunch at Cracker Barrell. Here are two pictures of Mawmaw, Emma, and Robin: (we were very thankful that Mawmaw and Wes drove from West Texas to spend Easter with us.)
And this was Emma after our Easter lunch- she was EXHAUSTED and fell asleep in Pops’ lap!:
Last Sunday, April 5th, Robin and our good friend John were very brave and decided to take their “girls” to see Elmo Live. Emily is about 5 months younger than Emma and they have a lot of fun together. I was very proud of the dads for attempting this huge feat on their own! I think the girls felt really cool going on a date with ‘just the dads.’
Robin said that Emma did really well throughout the show but she had a lot of questions and was very concerned when certain characters would leave the stage. She’d say, “Daddy, where’d the bear go?” Robin tried to explain that the bear “isn’t in this scene” and Emma was not satisfied with that answer- she wanted to know “WHERE’D the bear go??? I guess it’s hard to tell a 2 year old to just sit back and enjoy the show and not think too much. :)
Robin also said that she kept asking to see Elmo “on TV.” Robin explained that this was “better than TV- we are seeing Elmo LIVE.” Emma still wanted to see Elmo on TV! I guess that’s what she is used to!
Here is a picture of Emily and Emma before leaving:
Elmo Live Stage:
Emma smiling at something:
During the 2nd half, Robin, John, Emily, and Emma sat with our good friends, The Webbs. The more the merrier when watching Elmo, right?
Aubrey, Emma, and Emily had a great time together:
Thanks John and Susan for the tickets- Emma couldn’t stop talking about the show…. and Robin had a great time too!
Robin’s Grandparents made a stop in Tulsa last Thursday evening on their way back from visiting all of their other Great-Grandchildren in Arkansas last week. We had a great time going out to dinner and showing them our new house. They stayed with us on Thursday night and Emma did NOT want to go to sleep- she wanted to play all night long with Grandmom. She kept making her run from each of the tunnel to play peek a boo. Grandmom definitely got a work out!
We were AMAZED that Gradmom, in her early 80’s has 10 times more energy than Emma’s parents do in their early 30’s. What’s wrong with that picture?
Checking out pics of the other Great-Grand kids on the camera (while eating cheese…. random!):
Peek-a-boo on the other end:
Grandmom sitting at the TINY Dora chair 6 inches off the ground (per Emma’s request):
Emma, Great-Grandmom, and Great-Granddad
“All done with pictures please!”