Friday, March 20, 2015

The Luscious List

Today is the first day of spring and it's snowing here. I'm still dreaming about the sun and warm weather. Today is also my Mom's birthday. This day is fitting for her. Spring makes me think happy thoughts and my Mom is such a happy, positive person to be around. She inspires me to be a better person all the time. She devotes her time to everything she is passionate about and makes time for all of these things- it always amazes me. Running, working out at the gym, going to the library to hear authors speak, art museum exhibits, ballets and movies, and mostly spending time with her family and grandchildren. She is patient, caring, thoughtful and generous. I really can't say enough good things about her. And, she is a teacher. She will always look for the good in everything and go out of her way to make someone's day a little brighter. Happy Birthday, Mom!
Halloween, 2014
This week I started decorating for Easter. It's much more fun decorating for Easter with children. I bought a few new decorations this year since I was lacking them with this Holiday. Summer loves the glitter bunny and gives him kisses! It's so, so sweet. I bought the banner and straws from Michael's this week, as well as these eggs the girls and I will decorate (yes, I'm excited to paint them, too). Last year Ellie did these and covered them in glitter. Both bunnies are from Home Goods.
 This would make a fun centerpiece at the Easter table!
One night this week we took the girls to the mall after dinner to buy new shoes. We stopped by to say hi to the Easter Bunny and took a ride on the carousel. The girls got matching hot pink Converse sneakers. They are so adorable!! I'm obsessed with Summer's high tops. I remember having yellow high tops back in the day. 
 I really want to try cauliflower soup. My sister in law sent me a recipe and this one looks really good, too!

On Monday we went to the zoo with friends. It was great weather and we spent 4 hours there! The girls loved the petting zoo where they brushed goats and petted them. We also took a ride on the carousel. It was a fun day!
So sweet that they hold hands!

We decided to get Summer a reward jar since she was always so interested when Ellie got a ball to put in her jar. She obviously doesn't understand the concept of filling it up to get a reward, but she gets excited.

Summer is napping at the moment, Ellie is watching a show in my bedroom and I have some peace and quiet for a little while. Ellie has been waking up late every morning (8-8:30), but this morning it was 6:45. We have been playing ever since: home, dollhouse, hiding Easter eggs for each other (this was a fun game), painting eggs, and dress up. Hope you have a great weekend!

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