Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter 2014
This Easter was really such a great day. The weather was amazing! We lucked out big time with that one. We have 9:00 church and that is always a struggle for a girl who usually sleeps until 8 and has to eat breakfast and get dressed and in the car all while Mike and I are trying to get ready too. So we didn't give Vi her basket until later in the day. 

I made sure we got ready with enough time to take some pictures. I always beat myself up if a big day goes by with hardly any pictures. Vi is going through an awkward picture taking phase. I made the mistake of teaching her to smile and as you can see those teeth and that fake smile are a pretty scary duo. So although we didn't get a family shot I did get a few good pictures with Vi and Mike and then me and Vi later. 

Church went really well because there were a lot of musical numbers and Violet is all about that. She is 1 week away from going to nursery!! This week we figure out that she really likes senior nursery a lot more that junior. I think there are a few things about junior nursery that scare Violet a little ( some kids/leaders) It seems like senior nursery might be a better fit for her. She didn't even realize I was there. 

After church Violet crashed for a super long nap. Mike studied his little heart out because he is in finals. I made tuxedo cupcakes to go with the lemon macarons I made the day before. Our sweet friends the Swindles invited us over for dinner. It was so fun to get together with friends and eat good food. We watched a movie on Christ and had a little egg hunt. It was a great Easter. Once we got home we finally let Violet dive into her Easter basket. She got bubbles, chalk, 2 new books, a bunny that I made for her( I sewed the clothes not the bunny itself), fruit and veggie magnets and some little fluffy chicks. She went straight for the new books and asked many a time to go do the bubbles. It was another wonderful holiday in the Reid family.

Always spots the planes

I promise she loves me

don't mind my weird face. Vi thinks whale noises are hilarious 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Our Weekend
We had amazing weather this whole weekend so we tried to spend a lot of time outside with Vi girl. Friday Mike got out of class early so we headed to the park with Violet. I was grabbing some sunscreen out of the compartment in our trunk and I noticed our bubble wand from last summer. We pulled it out at the park and Vi went crazy. She was so excited about bubbles. The cutest little girls from our church live just a block away from us. They were at the park at the same time. They always come and give Violet hugs and ask to play with her. I love it! Since we aren't close to our cousins, this is about the closest thing we get to it. Mike went to the store with us this past week and took Vi to go and pick out her very first soccer ball. They have been practicing kicking the ball every time we go to the park. I love that Mike will have little things to do with Vi that I am just not good at. Soccer has always been a part of my life because of my brothers but I have no skills at all. I'm glad Mike will spend time with her playing. 
Saturday was our " do things around the house " day. We decided to tackle our side yard that had a lot of uneven ground and moss and sticks. We got top soil to level it out and laid grass seed. Vi was watching us from the kitchen and just begging to be outside. Since our side yard turned into pretty much a patch of mud we stripped the babe down and let her play in the dirt in her diaper. She loved it. She was seriously having such a fun time. Mike introduced her to worms and she didn't even hesitate to touch it and try to pick it up. Her best bud Deacon came over to play in the grass for a little too. It was a great weekend and it makes me so happy that we are finally at a point where out weekends can be spent outside!!

just keeping it classy