Monday, April 28, 2014

Julianne's Baptism

Yesterday was a very special day for our sweet Julianne.
It was her baptism!
Unfortunately, she was rather tired when it was time to pour the Holy Water over her head, so she went ahead and shouted a few words of joy and a couple Hallelujah's for all to hear.

Our friends, Matt and Carla, accepted the role of Julianne's Godparents.
We also took a few more family photos...
Doug and I were thankful that our families could join in the celebration.
Mattison and Reba couldn't pass on the opportunity to get their picture taken
Julianne and her cake - I even let her have a small lick of the icing (which she loved) and ice cream (which she spit out).

Opening cards and presents
Matt and Carla gave Julianne a cross to hang in her room

Carla also found this prayer sheep for Julianne.  When you press its foot, it will recite The Lord's Prayer, Hail Mary, and the Glory Be

Julianne received a cross pendant from Ma-maw, Pa-paw, Aunt Lisa, Aunt Katie and Brian
Gram and Pa gave Julianne a pretty pink cross and a little decorative mug
Aunt Josie found a tiny bracelet that says Child of God, but Julianne was getting hungry once again and wasn't too thrilled about wearing it.
Thank you to everyone for making our little girl's day extra special.

Until next time...

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Easter Weekend Shenanigans

Our Easter shenanigans started on Saturday with Doug's family.  Doug ended up working rather late Friday night, so we didn't head north until early Saturday.  Thankfully, it was an absolutely beautiful weekend, and we were able to spend a lot of time outside.

The kiddos with Gram and Aunt Josie getting ready to "go hunting".

My favorite picture of Reba from the weekend... she was so excited to find a pink egg!
Taking a break to make sure they were getting the same amount of eggs

Dallas' tractor basket got full, so he started using Julianne's caterpillar basket!
Reba still loves it when Daddy tosses her in the air (Dallas loves to be tossed as well, but he is getting too big to fly)
Easter morning started with Mass at Pa and Gram's church.  Reba was over the moon excited about Julianne and her having similar dresses.  Thankfully, I was also able to convince Dallas to wear a purple shirt and tie to coordinate.
We were finally able to get a picture of the 5 of us (the only other one I have is from the day Julianne was born; all piled in my hospital bed) 
After church, we headed over to Pa-paw and Ma-maw's house for breakfast.  Then, we loaded up and headed to my cousin's house.  After lunch, everyone headed outside for the big egg hunt.  I was able to get a quick photo of the hunters before they were released out into the yard...
It was so much fun to watch all the little ones roam the yard and find all the treasures.

Little Miss taking a short break - or supervising the boys?
I thought this was too cute of Vivian - "Wait! I got to fix my shoe"

I was able to get these two sweeties to pause long enough for a photo - Grace and Reba
Dallas, Aunt Lisa and Reba
After the egg hunt was over, someone brought out a bubble machine.  The kiddos LOVED it!

Waiting patiently for the bubbles to start...
I was busy feeding Julianne, but Ma-maw grabbed my camera and got this video of the kiddos running about.
Until next time...

Friday, April 25, 2014

Fun Friday Fotos and Flick - Tball

Dallas and Reba had their first Tball game of this year on Wednesday night.  Enjoy some photos from the game - as well as a video!
Pregame warm-ups

Batter up!

Julianne did her best to be a supportive sister

I think I'm going to have to keep my eye on that little guy with his arm around Little Miss...
Dallas even got his first hit off the pitching machine!  He got a couple hits off the machine last year during practices, but never during a game.
Until next time...

Wednesday, April 23, 2014