4.17.2009

Easter

We had a lovely Easter weekend with the girls hunting for eggs, spending time with family, and enjoying the beautiful Spring weather. The girls just seem to accept every new thing with ease, and we are continually amazed by how much they are growing and changing. They are starting to say more words and comprehend everything you say to them. I know it won't be long before they are talking up a storm...well, they talk all the time, but not all of makes sense just yet. They get more beautiful every day, yes, but more than that, they are sweet, loving, happy, affectionate and smart little girls. They love being around people, love to laugh and have fun. They are starting to test their boundaries and can get pretty emotional when they are tired, or something doesn't go their way, but they are almost two; so that goes with the territory!

Here are a few pictures from our first Easter together:

Mommy helping Eleanor find her first egg

Daddy and LilyKate on the hunt!

Why are we stopping for pictures when there are eggs to be gathered?

They loved their first Easter egg hunt

LilyKate wants more eggs

Eleanor gives her cousin Matthew a big smile

LilyKate checks out what the Easter Bunny left

Eleanor examines an egg

That face!

Eleanor digs down to see what else is there

Easter morning before church at the living cross

4.01.2009

First Haircut

The girls had their first real haircut this week and although they both cried through the entire process, they were very brave and let the stylist do her thing. Fortunately, it didn't take more than a few minutes to trim their ends, and then put their hair into pigtails, but it was a rough few minutes! I felt bad taking pictures of them crying, but it was a first and I had to capture the moment, even if it was a tearful one. They were fine right after though and even left the pigtails alone for the rest of the day, which I couldn't believe.

LilyKate went first and neither the cool new yellow ball from Grandma nor a cookie could stop the tears.

Eleanor clung to her new ball too, but wouldn't even look at the lollipop and cookie I put in her lap.

LilyKate calmed down and then watched her sister suffer through her haircut.

Eleanor almost done and look...pigtails!

Later that afternoon, both girls still had their pigtails in place, even after their nap. Back to their smiling, happy selves.