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Friday, April 5, 2013

Excitement and Easter

I was so excited for Easter. I figured it would be a great time to visit with family, catch up on sleep,
finish my illustrations for a children’s book I started, and most importantly spend some extra time on my blog. How foolish! I had even less time to work on things. But I did have some truly great moments.

1. Little Charlie rolled over! He officially rolled over for the first time on his 4 month birthday! It was super fun to watch, because he would roll on his side, then he would finish rolling over onto his back and he would have a surprised look on his face!

2. We celebrated our first Easter with Little Charlie. I insisted that we bring him to the egg hunt at church. And even though he didn’t participate in the egg hunt itself, he did “play” lots of the games.

3. I took some long walks outside. The weather is finally warming up.

4. My husband, sister and I had a long talk about having Christ-centered holiday. Our challenge was, how do you focus on the true meaning of the season, Jesus’ resurrection for Easter - the birth of Jesus for Christmas etc and still participate in the secular celebration as well Easter Bunny, Santa... We have some ideas, I hope to work on this year.

5. We bought a jumping saucer... While visiting a friend we let Charlie try her saucer, and he loved it. He would just jump up and down laughing and laughing! We saw one at the thrift store but it was $42! I was shocked and said no way. However... after going to additional thrift stores and looking online I realized that they were really just that expensive, so I bit the bullet. I must say it was the most worthy $42 I have ever spent. I can honestly say it was worth 10.5 frozen coffee’s. (I know... I really love my coffee a lot). If you are debating if you should buy a saucer or what kind to buy, I will say that I absolutely love mine!

But now as Gretel says on Sound of Music, “The sun has gone to bed and so must I... goodbye, goodbye, goodbye!”


  1. Hello, I found your blog via Lauren's link up. You have some a handsome little man! I'm anxious to read more of your blog! I would like to hear more about your #4, as I am also looking for ways to make this happen while raising my daughter.


  2. Oh how exciting - first roll over! Alice x

  3. Ashley,
    I am working on a Christ centered holiday post... I had a super busy week, so I just haven't gotten to it yet, but it is on the way!

  4. The first roll over was magical... now he's going across the floor :) so it's baby proofing time


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