*well, how will he get in the house?
*will you see the easter bunny, mommy?
*is he nice?
*do you think the easter bunny knows i want a pink ds?
*i was good today, did you tell the easter bunny?
*is he married?
this list could go on. i love how their little minds process and learn. it is amazing to hear how they process. what a wonderful gift...to be a child. to think like one, the excitement of a child. to love unconditionally. they have simple questions and just want simple answers before they are satisfied and move on to something else.
i decided to tell them what easter was about. not just a day for chocolate bunnies, colorful decorated eggs, and hidden baskets. i pretty much lost them at, 'it's not just a day..."
so, this is what we woke up to the next morning! his sweet little face, waiting patiently for us to call him down. we told him that he needed to stay in his room the night before easter so the bunny wouldn't see him. bless his heart...he listened!
peyton, my little sleeper-inner. wake-up!
mommy, today is easter!
i found my basket!
i always wanted this, daddy!
just what i wanted!
bunny tracks! apparently our bunny scaled the side of our house and magically entered our house. (this was the story posh and becks came up with after seeing the tracks!)
this is just a taste of the wonderful day we had today and i will share more, but for now...
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i HAD. SO. MUCH. FUN. reading the happy lists. seriously, when my phone dinged with a new message, i would hope it was a new list! i received a bunch, but this one wins the inspiration book! thank you to everyone that emailed me a list! they inspire me to seek out other happies in my day. this book rocks. if you are inspired by colors of any medium...this is right up your alley!
my 10 favorite things:
2. the hill above our orchard where stars shine at night and two church steeples peak through during the day.
3. the old couple in our town who walk everywhere while holding hands. as she becomes more blind, he walks slower.
4. finding old friends and finding new friends who seem like old friends.
5. hearing people say, 'she looks like you,' while knowing she is not from our flesh, but she is becoming us.
6. my husband's cheesy "captain dad" shirt.
7. other people's photos and the stories they tell. they inspire and validate things in our own lives.
8. coat and jacket pockets that hide treasure...like finding an old 20 dollar bill, jewelry, or favorite lipstick!
9. the first black raspberries of the season.
thank you, joy.
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i will post more warm & fuzzy list in the next few posts as well!
today was magical. the kids woke up excited and went to bed exhausted. we went to the beach today with family to celebrate easter. jeff's aunt and uncle rented a pontoon boat, we packed up food, clothes, extra suits and loads of sunscreen and headed out early this morning!
we started at the ilsles of capri. the kids played with their cousins, we roasted hot dogs, dug in the sand, fished, found fiddler crabs (that i thought were roaches and i about lost my mind) laughed, peed in the bushes...ha. yup, no bathrooms on this beach...we had an amazing time with family that we love and are grateful to be a part of. here is a sneak peek of our day...
new readers...thank you! i have loved listening to what you have to say!
hoping you all had a fabulous easter and easter break!
okay, girlfriend is tired, drugged up on nyquil for the 100th cold this year, and my husband turned the air down again so i am dressed in layers upon layers of clothing...and i live in florida...it was over 80 degrees today. i'm crazy!