Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Time! (and some birthday stuff)

Tuesday was Alanna's 1st birthday! Here are pics of our little family celebration.

Some birthday decorations

checking out the cards and opening gifts

She didn't really want to wear her little 1st Birthday Crown
But she was excited about that cupcake!

As you can tell, she REALLY liked it! YUMMMM!

Will also enjoyed our little party!
Saturday we went to the church Easter Egg Hunt and Party. It is open to the community so there were LOTS of people there. Will and Lana were in the young kids "hunt".

Ready with the baskets to get some eggs.

Alanna had a hard time learning that you don't just hang onto the eggs, you put them in the basket. But it turned out okay, especially since one of the eggs she wouldn't let go of contained a $100 gift certificate to a local photo studio.

Will was in the swing of things on how to get the eggs, but I think he was distracted by the amount of people and all the other little kids.

Afterwards, Lana passed out on the way over to the church.

Will had a BLAST in the bouncy house.

When Lana woke up she was happy to wander around.

This was the giant bouncy slide. After going with assistance in climbing the ladder and sliding down, Will conquered doing it all by himself! Below is video of him doing it.

That evening we dyed our Easter Eggs. I went with the camo design kit, but they didn't turn out as well as I would have liked. This year Will had fun and kept wanting to put more and more eggs in the dye. By this point in the evening I think Alanna had had enough and wasn't very interested.

All the eggs

A special egg for me -- and the stickers actually worked.

Sunday morning I had to be at church early because I was part of the singing group. Ryan had to get the kids ready by himself that is why we don't have any cute pics of them together. And since we had some communication errors and then Lana fell asleep before we got home, we didn't get a family photo. Bummer.

I actually wore a dress and showed off my pastey legs! I hadn't bought a new dress in about 3 years so this was a big deal for me.

Our Easter basket haul. I guess the Easter bunny REALLY likes us.
Will with his Easter basket in his special handsome outfit.

Here's Alanna in her Easter dress. She had just woken up from her nap, hence the crazy hair, no shoes, and no head bow.
Alanna checking out her basket.

So overall we had a VERY busy, full and fun Easter weekend. And of course we know the true meaning of Easter ---




  1. It looks like you guys had a great weekend!

  2. Love the dress! You look great! :) I didn't know which one you picked out when we went shopping. :)

    I'm glad you guys had a great Easter! It looks like Alanna really enjoyed her birthday party too! Yay! :D