Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Happy Easter!

mary martin (or mini-mottin as she calls herself) had a great Easter. she loved her basket and all the "chockit"...she especially loves her mika-pone (microphone) so she can sing like "annie" from little einsteins. she says its sooo cute and spark-a-dee (sparkly). the bunny didn't bring too many toys because the bunny knows we are running out of room in this house. it literally can't hold anything else. to that end, sweet william can't have any toys until we move to birmingham. :) luckily he'll only be 1 when that happens, so will he really even know?
i found these baskets and loved them, so i decided i better go ahead and get william one in case we didn't find them again next year. so the bunny filled his with useful things, including my favorite..a little blue doggie canvas!

i really wanted some pretty pictures of mary martin in her gorgeous dress. but naturally, she would not stand still. this is actually her dress from last year that juju gave her. but my mom added a row of puffing and lace to make it longer. and i think it makes it even prettier.


waiting on mommy to put me in the car. it broke mommy's heart to cram all my lace and ruffles into the carseat.



i sit myselp. she loves to sit on the doorstep..and she always says, "i sit myselp" when she does it. i think she must feel big sitting there by herself...but who knows. she's a hoot. monday when we got home, george robert was home and she started screaming "daddy home! daddy home!" and i said, yea! let's go see him, then she said her other favorite phrase. "daddy home....sooooo cute!" everything she likes is 'sooooo cute'
* we did sing my favorite Easter song at church this year! i was bummed last year when we didn't sing it...it made me homesick and nostalgic. but this year we got to sing "up from the grave He arose, with a mighty triumph o'er His foes....He arose, He arose, Hallaleujah Christ arose!"




Friday, April 10, 2009

easter egg hunt

a family in our sunday school class hosted an Easter egg hunt on Good Friday. it was so much fun and mary martin and i both really enjoyed it!
here is mary martin NOT listening to the story while the eggs were being hidden in the back.


"look at this big cc egg!" (cc egg = Easter egg)

"oh, look!" here's one!"




"open it, mama." she 'found' 3 eggs altogether and couldnt' have been happier with her success.



flowers and dirt











we went to wal-mart to get some zinnia seeds and potting soil, and i told mm we needed flowers and dirt. so she made up a little song and sang it all morning, "powers and dirt! powers and dirt!" then she saw all the "pink powers" and she had to have one, so here she is planting her pink power.




Wednesday, April 1, 2009

showers for william

my sweet friends leigh ann, heather and missy gave william and me the sweetest baby shower thursday night. leigh ann's house was beautiful and the food was fantastic. missy did the precious "W" cookies and they were soooo good. william got all kinds of precious things, now we are really excited about meeting him and dressing him up. :)
we had our school shower also at the hamer's house for shannon, shannon, and me. and again, we got some precious things! and we felt so special.





banks and mary martin are looking longingly out the window at the swingset and beautiful back yard...but it was raining.