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Monday, 9 April 2012

On the Hunt...

Anya and her brother and sisters had a great Easter. Everyone had fun trying to get Anya to hunt the eggs, and well, I am not sure she ever caught on, but in her perfect Anya way she had a wonderful time with all the activities she got to attend.

First on Friday, she had her pre-school party. This was her first official hunt.

I think she found her first egg.

Here she is with her class. She is TINY compared to the others and they are only 3 years old. Anya turns 5 in May.

On Saturday, Reed had to work, but I took all the kids to our church hunt. Everyone had a great time...hunting or not.

Ellis Anne trying to get on the bike.

The bounce house was a hit with both of the girls. I let them jump while many of the kids were hunting for eggs. It was the perfect time because it was not so crowded. Anya and Ellis Anne both loved climbing the wall and there was a slide that they could go down. Good for therapy too...that's always nice, therapy without thinking about it.

We dyed Easter eggs on Saturday afternoon...

Best lookin' eggs ever!


This one was daddy's egg.
Easter morning goodies

Off to church

Avery and his little sister!
He loves them both so much.

Ellis Anne looking at a new Barney tape. Man, we love Barney!

It rained almost all day on Sunday. In the late afternoon, the clouds finally broke and we were able to head outside for a final egg hunt or two.

Before the official go...

Yep. We are hunting eggs with our pull up on.
Easter outfits are overrated anyway, don't you think?

I found one.

Forget the eggs, I like walking in my big sister's high heels much better.

Wishing they could go for a ride.

Avery showing us some of his break dancing moves.
Wish I had more pictures of this, because it was pretty entertaining.

And at the end of day, she laid down to relax.
This sure does beat the orphan life.

God blessed us this Easter with the gift of having Anya with us. She continues to do amazing. And yes, it is true...that she is a mess (in case you have heard)....but my oh my - she is a good mess...we cannot imagine not having her with us. She makes us laugh and she blesses our spirits everyday. We love you ANYA and are so glad you are with us.

Thanks for stopping by!!!



  1. LOVED the pictures!!!
    ~Katy Spencer

  2. Good Lord I fall in love more and more every time i come here! Laughed and smiled all the way through the pics... until the last one and what you wrote just brought tears to my eyes! This sure does beat orphan life! All your children are so beautiful but to see Anya able to enjoy the simple pleasure of hunting for Easter eggs with her family is miraculous!

  3. Enjoyed seeing all your beautiful children. Thanks for sharing! God bless you all! Love, Kendra Williamson


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