We started celebrating early, and what a great Easter it has been already!
We began our preparations for Easter earlier this week with a little photo shoot. Oh the preciousness that went down that day!
Here is Madelyn in her Easter hat with all her Easter friends.
She wasn't in the smiliest mood, and I don't blame her. She doesn't like getting dressed in the first place and with its little long sleeve button up undershirt and button up duster, this was the most complicated outfit she has put on so far.
And then with the bow and the hat, we were lucky to get any good pictures at all.
I like this one.
I call it, " Eat the Bunny".
Then we had Easter on Saturday because Dad had to run to Toronto early Sunday. The Easter Bunny came and everything. It was pretty awesome.
The Easter Bunny sent me to get a pedicure with Lisa.
It was incredible. My toes look like candy!
He also left me an ice cream scoop.
Charlie was really excited to open his grill accessory themed basket. And that was before all the morning candy...
We had a nice little Easter dinner with pork loin and sweet potato casserole and asparagus and salad and stuffing and Boston cream pie.
I just never knew another person could have such a hold on me.
And then I met this sweet face...
Every day I am amazed by her beauty, her feistiness, her sweetness.
And those cheeks - I bite the cheeks a lot!
I have started the ball rolling for my playgroup initiative. I am pretty proud of myself because it isn't really easy approaching women and getting their phone numbers.
I have a new appreciation for how guys feel when they are trying to approach a girl.
But hey, summer is almost here, Farmer's Market will get cranking, and women will be coming out of the woodwork with their little ones. I can't wait to make more friends for Mad. (And Me!)
The family went for a walk out to Fallen Leaf for the first time this year. It was incredible as always.
For those of you who don't know, Charlie and I had our first kiss there, and it was at that place that Charlie proposed to me.
It was special to take our little buddy there. We took a little family photo to commemorate the occasion.
So my ticket is booked to Wisconsin.
I will be leaving on the 12th of April and saying "sayonara!" to the remnants of winter here. I am ready to go ahead and leave it behind for warm sun and bikinis, so Tahoe will be ready for me when I get back around the first of June.
I am just not really interested in watching the snow melt...and there will still be some left when I get back anyway!
Anyway, this will be mine and Mad's first solo plane trip. I am not worried, though, she is a great little traveler. We will visit family in Wisco, and Dad will follow in the car with all the dogs.
After a couple of weeks, we will all start our descent into the South, where we will be visiting family and friends while Charlie fits in some work meetings.
Then we get to go to the Lake house.
Mad and I are super excited about that!
Grandmama already has a tiny life jacket for her and everything! Now all she needs is her own teeny bikini!