Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Morning...

Today was the Easter party at Tommy's church.  They had a "Pot Luck" and an Easter Egg hunt for the kids... It was a perfectly beautiful day outside too

Rachel decided it was the perfect day to bring the sock puppet bunny out to play with us

My beautiful bunny... Just waiting for the egg hunt to start

 The Easter Bunny arrived and was giving instructions for proper egg hunting etiquette!  I don't think everyone was listening... I was sure of that once the hunt began LOL...

We took advantage of all the great photo ops... Rachel and I almost NEVER get our picture taken together (mostly because I am usually the one TAKING the pictures)

 I was absolutely thrilled that we were able to get a couple of nice family shots.  Again, it doesn't always happen (especially since we are rarely "Dressed UP".)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Passover 2013

Blessed are You, L‑rd our G‑d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us to kindle the Shabbat and Yom Tov light.

It's Passover once again... One of my favorite holidays. This year, Rach is old enough to recite the 4 Questions, so it's even better than ever!

 I really love breaking out the good china and having special people join us for this wonderful holiday.  And I was so excited to finally get to use my new tablecloth... yes, it's the little things Haha...
We had the BEST TIME making the Matzo Balls for my "infamous" Matzo Ball Soup.  Rachel made all the matzo balls herself, while I was making the soup. She loves it when we have holidays at home because she gets to help cook

 Time to put on our special holiday clothes.  She picked out her dress herself. She is looking SO grown up!

The guests will be arriving soon and we have to look our best!

Rachel and "Uncle Dick"

Getting ready to start the Seder... everyone ready?

Rachel has been preparing for this all week by reading her Sammy Spider's First Passover book

Our family is gathered, and we are ready for the Passover Seder to being...
Can't wait to open the door for Elijah! 

Saturday, March 02, 2013

C is for Cookie

It was a really good day to make cookies... and so, we did!  One of Rach's class projects was making these really cool chef's hats so we had to put it to good use!

The waiting is the hardest part...

Time to enjoy the fruits of her labor! (She even saved some for Daddy, AND for Nana & Papa!)

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We are the proud parents of a beautiful little girl. I have not stopped smiling since the moment they placed her in my arms. We adopted her Sept 2008 and it's been nothing but wonderful! She is the best reason to open my eyes every day! Currently living in SW Florida. I've also become a MAJOR Twilight junkie, so now I'm told I'm a TWI-MOM & I LOVE it!

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