Easter 2011

On Good Friday, me and the kids headed out to Grandma's for the weekend. Daddy decided to stay home this trip so it was just us three. We left a little after lunch, which is Layla's usual naptime and thankfully, she slept the entire way. Driving 3 hours by yourself with 2 little ones can sometimes be nerve-wrecking, but we managed just fine.
We really didn't do anything out of the ordinary while we were there, but as always, it's good to visit with family, especiallyl when you don't get to see them too often.

Miss Layla getting bathed in Grandma's sink

And of course, the Easter Bunny made a visit to Grandma's house and brought them both lots of goodies. When Isaac woke up, I told him to come and look by the door. When he saw all the goodies, he said "Mama, did Santa Clause come to Grandma's house?"

We tried to do lots of pictures before church since this was Layla first Easter, but she wasn't in the cooperative mood and neither was her brother. We got a few decent ones so I guess I can't complain too much, but they weren't nearly as good as the ones I had planned out in my mind!

After church, we went to Moms' house for a wonderful lunch. We didn't get to visit very long after that because we had to get on the road back to Savannah.
It's always good to go home and visit and no matter how long I have been gone, Carthage will always be my home. I hope my children will grow to love it as much as I do. I can't imagine having grown up any other place and hope I can pass the same beliefs and values on to my own children that I learned growing up. They are some of the most important life lessons and I'm so very thankful I was raised in an area that allowed me to be exposed to them.


April started off with an exciting milestone for Miss Layla. On the 3rd, she crawled just a little and within a few days, she was going all over the place! She ended up having to go to the doctor on the 6th and had an ear infection, but we got it cleard up pretty quickly. She also weighed 19 pounds 11 ounces and was 27 1/2 inches long. We have been very blessed so far that she hasn't been nearly as sick or had as many ear infections as her big brother did as a baby.

They have both been enjoying the nice weather and we can't wait for it to keep getting warmer. They both LOVE being outside!

This was taken on the 9th. We were going out to eat with Mimi and PawPaw to celebrate their anniversary.

On the 15th, we headed up to my Dad's for the weekend to visit and also to celebrate our nephew Ethan's birthday.

Isaac definitely loves his Papa!

Isaac and Papa enjoying the tire swing Papa made.

And of course we had to squeeze in time for a tractor ride! Layla loved it too!

Layla wasn't quite sure what to make out of the grass and flowers.

Isaac also got to experience a first. My Dad's friend has lots of horses and was able to make time for us to come visit. Isaac got to ride a horse for the very first time. He was very hesitant at first, but luckily decided to give it a try and had a ball.

It was a fun weekend for everyone and we are always glad to visit Papa, Nana, Amanda, and Callie Grace. We hope to come back soon for another visit!
Also, on the 20th, Layla (finally!) started saying "Ma Ma Ma". She still says Da Da most of time, but at least I'm in her vocabulary now!