Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter!

Growing up my family didn't really celebrate Easter weekend.  We never had Easter baskets or presents to speak of.  We just had ham, scalloped potatoes and warm rolls. I never really thought twice about it until I spent an Easter weekend at my aunt Marty's.  Much to my surprise when I awoke Easter morning there was an Easter basket full of candy.  My cousin Ben got a bigger basket and a big package of markers, funny the things you remember.  I also remember that even though I had never had an Easter basket I was still jealous of the all those markers!  Anyway, the point of this story is to say that it is not hard wired into my head to get Easter baskets or really celebrate Easter in that way but I made an effort to get Esme out and enjoying the festivities.  On Saturday we had fantastic weather, sunny and warm, so Esme and I spent most of the day outside.  Sunday was back to the same old, same old so those pic's are inside.  Enjoy....
Our little Easter Egg Hunt

 Esme didn't really understand what was going on but she loved holding the bucket and mixing it up the other kids
 Esme in her new sunday Easter dress...wondering around the halls during Sacrament Meeting
 My work had a model home furniture sale so I picked up this little kitchen set for Esme and Jane to play with
 This was my main Easter present to Esme.  And it wasn't even meant to be an Easter present per se.  I found this Vespa several months ago but thought that Esme was a. too small to enjoy it at that time and b. I wanted to get some decals to make it extra special.  So I took it over my friend Matt's house and he added the Esme decal's on both sides.  Very cool....

 Needless to say...she loves it!

Monday, April 18, 2011

A visit from Nana and Grandpa and a New Reading Spot

After our trip to Arizona we were lucky enough to spend the week with my mother and father.  We had a great time together even though my mom didn't feel all that great.

Esme loves to pick up books and flip through the page's.  I like to think that she is reading them but the odds are against that being true.  Either way, she has found a funny place to read/look at the books.  When I get home from work and need to change out of my work clothes, Esme grabs a book, Esme comes on into the closet, and sits down on the shoe rack for a read.

Monday, April 11, 2011

A little sun and pool-time in warm Scottsdale

I apologize for not posting anything last week.  I received several messages wondering what the deal was.  Well, Esme and I decided that we needed to get out of the rain for a few days and enjoyed the sun in Scottsdale, AZ.  We were lucky enough to have the Ivory Family and the Krivanec Family there with us.  We also had the added bonus of spending some quality time with the O'Leary Family.  We had a wonderful time and we both already miss those sunny days!
Esme at the airport on our way down to AZ
 Esme and her cousin Faith enjoying some quality pool time... Faith is smiling at Esme's awesome hair!

 Esme showing off her cool sunglasses...she finally had a reason to wear them

 My sister Chris and her girls were kind enough to get Esme some "summer" clothes.  Since we only see the sun 3 times a year in Seattle we were a little short on cabana wear.
 Esme loved to be outside, she never wanted to come in...I think it has something to do with not having to wear snow pants in April.
 And least you think it was all fun and games...Esme is definitely becoming a toddler and making sure that her opinion is known...often times very loudly.

Esme and her cousin Olive working off some after dinner calories. The restaurant is very upscale so it wouldn't be in good taste to mention it by name.