2013 Project 52

Saturday, April 30, 2011

3 months

Happy 3 months to our sweet little girl!

Monday, April 25, 2011


We had such a fabulous Easter Sunday!  I was feeling a little bummed that we weren't able to spend the holiday with any of our extended family, but the day was just too gorgeous not to enjoy!   Calder woke up early and quickly found the Easter baskets.  He tried so hard to be patient and wait for Tessa to wake up, but once he saw some of the contents of his basket, he couldn't keep his hands off.  :)

Calder has been begging for a magnifying glass for months!

The Easter Bunny thought Tessa should have one too.

Sleepy Snuggle Bunny

Afterwards, we headed outside to find the eggs that the Easter Bunny left.  They did great and really enjoyed the hunt!
Do you like Calder's egg-picking method?

 Next, we were off to church, followed by a yummy pancake lunch and some playtime outside.

Big Bro loooooooves his baby sister.  Lots.

Chillin' on the front porch and enjoying the weather!

It was an absolutely beautiful day, so after Tessa's nap we headed into the city to one of my most favorite places:


Not only was it Alyse's first visit to the Jefferson Memorial, it was a first for Calder and Tessa too.  I'm not even sure if I've been there since Calder was born! 


Alyse was here!


It was such a great day -- who cares that our Easter dinner came from the NPS refreshment stand?

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Hunt(s)

On Friday, I took the kids to their first (and probably last) big Easter Egg Hunt at a local high school.
Unfortunately, it did not turn out at all how I anticipated! Long story short, neither one of them got any eggs. The 2-3 year olds went first, and Tessa and I got off to a slow/confusing start. We were at the back of the pack, and I didn't want to get too far away from where Calder and Alyse were waiting on the sidelines.  She didn't seem to care that she didn't get any eggs, but I felt bad for her and asked Calder if he would share some of the eggs that he was about to get.  He agreed and was soooo excited about his turn to run onto the field.  Before they started his group, they asked all of the adults to stay on the sidelines and let the kids go out by themselves.  But as soon as they started, some crazy mom picked up her kid and charged onto the field, trampling Calder in the process!  His shoe went flying off and that was pretty much the end of it.  By the time I put him back together, all of the eggs were gone and he was in tears.  Poor little guy was so heartbroken, I wanted to burst into tears with him!  Fortunately, another dad saw how upset he was and came up behind him and said "Is this yours?  It was falling out of your pocket!" as he handed him an egg.  I was so thankful!  Calder got a huge grin on his face and all was right with the world.  :)

So, on Saturday, we decided to try another hunt.  This time it was at a small church and we had Daddy in tow.  It was fantastic, and this is definitely the route we will take in the future!  Both kids got their share of eggs and had fun in the process. 

Happy Hunter!

Although Calder did have fun, he got off to a rocky start here too.  He burst into tears when he realized I wasn't coming out with him.  Maybe he's just not cut out for the stress of an Easter egg hunt!
Tessa was pretty much obsessed with the Easter Bunny! I was very surprised by this, since she did not dig Santa this year at all! She was not afraid of the Easter Bunny one bit -- check out the stink eye she's giving to the other little girl who was trying to get in on the bunny-lovin'!
Happy Easter, everyone!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The first of many...

Tessa and Alyse model the first of many matching outfits.  I can tell this is going to be lots of fun!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

First Pedicure

In an effort to distract Tessa from a wicked tantrum the other day, I decided to break out the nail polish and offer her first pedicure. 
After much debate, she settled on the sparkly green.  Don't ask me why I have sparkly green nail polish.  The price tag indicates it was a $0.47 Walmart special - that's probably why!  Oh, and don't judge my polishing skills -- it's not easy to paint teeny tiny toenails on a squirmy toddler.  Voila! 
Now she loves to prance around the house saying "Look at my pretty toes!" 

Where's the C-Man?

If you're wondering why Calder hasn't appeared on the blog much lately, this ought to explain it:

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Bus or bike?  That is the question...

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Dying Eggs

Calder and Tessa had a great time dying eggs this afternoon! 

Near the end, Tessa gave up on the bunny prongs.  I can't even begin to describe the color of her fingers now. :)

The fruits of their labor.