Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter and a Birthday






This year Cloey's birthday just happened to fall on Easter Sunday. For months, she has been so excited in knowing this. As the months became weeks and then days, I wondered how she was really going to feel about sharing her birthday with Easter. Cory and I decided to celebrate her birthday all weekend long. We let her choose whatever she wanted to do on Saturday, as a family. We did all of our chores on Friday (the girls were off of school) so that we wouldn't have to work Saturday. Cloey decided that she wanted to have a picnic at the park. She got to choose the menu and everything. It was a fabulous idea. The weather couldn't have been more perfect, the food was delicious, and the company was perfect. After the girls played their hearts out, we went to the store so that Cloey could buy a new pair of shoes. Then we went home and ate pizza for dinner while we watched the third Narnia movie together. Right before bed, Cory and I talked to Cloey about how special it was going to be for her to have her birthday on Easter. As Cory spoke to her about the importance and significance of Easter, I could tell that he had spoken directly to her heart, as well as mine. He is such an incredible daddy!

On Easter morning, we fixed Cloey her favorite breakfast, pancakes with strawberries and cool whip and sausage. Last Sunday right before we left for church, Hailey had somehow climbed up into the pantry and pulled down the cornstarch. It was a serious DISASTER!!! Well yesterday, she had a major blowout and as Cloey carried her to me and I lifted her into my arms, I noticed that Cloey had poop all over her shirt (the one that I had gotten to go with her cute little Easter skirt) and all over mine as well. Luckily Cloey had another shirt that matched the skirt and the disaster was averted. Church was amazing. Wonderful speakers, AMAZING musical performance, and I love teaching my new Sunday School class (a couple of weeks ago, I was asked to teach the 14 and 15 year old class instead of the 12 and 13 year olds). We finished the day with an Easter egg hunt for Cloey's birthday presents (I got some huge Easter eggs at Hobby Lobby to put them in) and all the other birthday stuff...favorite dinner on the Special plate (a tradition I grew up with), cake, singing, phone calls, pedicure from mommy, etc, etc.. And now, here are some pics from all the festivities...

2 comments:

Chaos At Its Best said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Cloey....

Carrie said...

Happy Birthday Cloey and Happy Easter!

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