If you are like me, it is way too easy to get caught up in the craziness of Easter and forget the true significance of this Holy Week. I found this great website that walks you through each day of Holy Week and the experiences of Jesus and his disciples during this "ordinary" week that ends with the resurrection that changed the world. Please don't get so caught up in eggs and bunnies that we miss the opportunity to celebrate the greatest miracle of all...salvation.
Our playgroup attended the annual Watermark Easter Egg Hunt last Thursday. I wasn't really sure how it was going to work, since Raylee (and most of the playgroup kiddos) aren't walking yet. They had a great time, though. I just love our playgroup!
So, for Raylee's first birthday I did a French Bakery (la petite boulangerie) theme. It turned out so cute....thanks for the inspiration from ModernEve and Penandpaperflowers. I did petite pastries, petite chicken salad sandwiches, cheese and fruit, french fries, cupcakes, and tomato basil soup. Raylee had her own petite gateaux (little cake). It took her a while to really dig in, but she eventually realized what she has been missing out on for the last year. We had a lot of special guests including family from Missouri and Texas, playgroup friends, community group friends, and other friends too! invitation
My sister-in-law hosted an amazing Valentine's Day Mommy and Me party, where the kiddos decorated cookies, played, and ate lots of sugar! Raylee had a ton of fun spending time with the twins and some new friends. We stayed after the party and had a wonderful dinner and a few laughs at the girls in the bathtub. Here are a few pics of the day!
We got a record breaking 11 inches of snow in Dallas last Thursday. It was crazy! Michael built Raylee a little snowman and we tried to get some really cute pictures. Raylee was not a fan at all! So, here are two cute pics.
Wow, life sure has changed in recent past. Michael and I are so blessed with our little miracle baby born on February 27th, 2009. Her name is Raylee Michelle, and we just thank God everytime we see how healthy she is. Once upon a time I was a high school history teacher and varsity cheerleading coach. Those days seem long ago, although I still love history, my kiddos at school, and cheerleading. Now, life has definitely taken on a new meaning with the addition to our family!