Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Easter: The Rest of the Story

By now, I'm pretty sure everyone I know (and don't know) has seen the sad sad picture of Frances and her chocolate bunny.  So you can now get the details of "Bunny-Gate" (thanks to Amy Fisher for giving it a name).  So, here's how it went down....really not as dramatic as the pictures make it out to be.  Amy gave Frances a HUGE chocolate bunny (because that's what awesome Godmothers do), which made me squirm for several reasons.  So I decided after some really really lovely toddler behavior after church/during brunch, it made perfect sense to go ahead and give the exhausted and moody drama queen the bunny.  She loved it- would have easily eaten it all in one sitting.  Then it happened.  Will made a comment about something, that Amy and I found to be HILARIOUS (it's not really blog friendly).  We started laughing, loud.  Frances gets a little sensitive when she's tired and in a mood, and thought we were laughing at her, thus hysterics followed.  Then we laughed even more, because as much as she was upset and crying, she wasn't about to lose her grip on the bunny.  As you will see below, it all ended well!

Our Easter week/weekend really was great with egg hunts, playing with friends, family dinner, and church. I have always loved holidays, but they are really becoming so more meaningful with Frances. I love getting to start our own family traditions, as well as continuing traditions that Will and I grew up with.
Easter Egg Hunt at school

Frances and her BBF at school, Janiece.  She really looks out for Frances, such a sweet friend!
Dying Easter eggs with MJ and Mommies dyed eggs and controlled chaos.
Proud of her egg, and really wanting to eat it. 

What???? There are treats in these eggs?!

Bunny-Gate 2014

It all started out good, excited to see what's in the box.
Wow, "knock-late"
Ears taste pretty good
What are you people laughing at? This is not funny at all!
Sweet, sensitive angel with hurt feelings.
....and she recovered pretty well. It was a happy ending!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Another photo explosion

Because I've become quite the lame and lazy blogger, I'm just going to continue that for now and throw a million pictures at you.  This comes with my full intention of returning to regular postings soon!  Photos say it best's what we've been up to:

3 year old check-up, where someone was referred to as "chunky"
Ice cream date with Daddy
Playing with best friends, AG and Eleanor, at the park
Weekend trip to Oxford
Irene, Fran, Anna (crying over her ice cream), Brooksie
Sometimes it's really really hard to wake up in the morning!
Movie day with friends, watching "Frozen"
Started taking gymnastics classes!
Celebrating Daddy's birthday
Fun on the farm at my friend, Quinn's birthday party!

Fun at the park with Bella and Daddy
The triplets came to town!
Lunch date with Ethan
Another weekend trip to Oxford
Afternoon of fun at Camp McDowell
Going down the big big slide!
Loves to paint, loves to eat paint too.
This is the look of a rough rough rough day of being 3 years old
Sometimes we just eat ranch dressing for dinner.  And that's ok.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Mercedes Marathon 2014

So, yeah it's been 2 months since the marathon weekend...but better late than never, right?  This year's Mercedes Marathon was extra special since Frances is graduating from The Bell Center (that's another sad story). Daddy ran the 26.2 miles in honor of Frances' last year as a Bell Center student.  Frances and her friend, Chamber's, also got to kick-off race weekend by starting the Regions Superhero 5k dressed as Batman & Robin.  You may have seen those two cuties on some billboards around town!  Frances was smoking fast in her Bell Center race, showing that she's going to be a runner just like Mommy and Daddy.  I was a wonderful weekend of running, celebrating, and enjoying the excitement that Mercedes brings to town.
Daddy and Frances on TV!
It was REALLLLLLY cold!

Waiting on Daddy to run 26.2 miles!
Daddy did great!