Monday, April 25, 2011

Are there REALLY three Easter Bunnies?

This Easter, we packed up our car, opened the container that holds an abundance of kitty food for Kix (the cat who is on a diet), and loaded Callie in the car for a 3 day trip to the cities for 3 Easter Celebrations. Yup - you read that correctly - 3 days, 3 Easters!

Our journey started at Grandpa Don & Sharon's house. It was Earth Day as well, so Callie was rocking her Earth Day shirt! She played her shy card right way, but quickly warmed up when she saw all the toys waiting for her to play with! She really liked the mini kitchen they had that she can play with whenever we're up. I love this picture of her below - she would go sit on their fireplace ledge and sit like a big girl - reading her Easter card :)

For supper, Callie ate spaghetti - BOY does she love it! I mean, look at this face...I know I am a little biased - as her mother and all...but who doesn't love a happy, orange stained face :)
It was time to hunt for Easter eggs! Callie had a blast and did such a good job ;) Sharon bought large plastic eggs, poured out the candy, and filled them with cute clothes ! Callie had fun picking up the eggs and putting them in her basket while mommy had fun opening them up to reveal more cute clothes!

GOOD GIRL! I think this picture is really cute! She's like "Look what I found, a cute bunny basket...there are even eggs around the house that I can put inside of it!"

Auntie Kayla and Uncle Mike came over to hang out for Easter! We had a fun time hanging out and being together! Proud Grandpa Don & Sharon at the end of our First Easter stop! Thanks for a wonderful Day :)

We "Hopped" in the car on Saturday morning and headed over to Grandma Lynn's house! We brought in Callie and some of her things to see Grandma Lynn and Great Grandma & Great Grandpa...but then Josh and I quickly jumped in the car and headed to about 5 stores. We were in search for an inexpensive gate...Yup! Lynn has these REALLY FUN stairs to climb up and down, and a little someone just can't seem to stay away from them!

Callie had a great time walking around in her onesie (we took her dress off), one shoe, and at one point - her one mitten! I tell ya, this girl is crazy :) She was even begging for food - Who did she learn this from?

Clearly daddy gave in and gave Callie some pizza :) We had a delicious ham lunch with seriously amazing mashed potatoes! The pizza was an evening snack! Knowing we had one more Easter, Josh and I couldn't possibly have ham sandwiches for dinner :)

We had fun playing with her great Easter toys from Grandma Lynn :) Callie got two lawn chairs for outside!! She was having so much fun chasing around Grandma Lynn's two kitties! And a fun visitor for Callie, Larry came over - but he brought his dog, Rita :) Callie had a BLAST following around Rita and she even pet her a few times!

Rita is such a great dog - I hope this put the bug in Callie's mind that she DOES want a dog! Okay, so I want the dog, but we're going to wait...arg! I hate waiting :)

What's that...rabbit droppings? Callie found the Easter Bunny- she must have scared the crap out of him :) Hehe! Okay, not really, but if it weren't for her running around with a box of raisins, I could have tricked you into thinking Grandma Lynn was really getting into the spirit of the Easter Bunny!

Grandma Lynn shared a yummy treat with Callie :) I Love this picture, because I told Callie to stick her tongue out so I could see her blue tongue - and she listened!!

Callie with Rita! Such a beautiful and calm dog!
Daddy- Callie and I want one!!!!

Callie with her great grandparents :) They had a great time with her, and we are so excited that Callie had the opportunity to spend the day with them! I love this picture of the three of them too - Grandpa is looking at the camera like "are you going to take it!?" Grandma is saying "What's going on over there?" and Callie is saying "I want to go over there too!" - I bet it's Rita distracting them :)
This picture of Grandma Lynn & Callie cracks me up :) Here's why...Lynn, Grandma, Larry & I were finishing up playing a 2.5 hour game of Hand and Foot! Yup - first time Larry ever played it with us and it took 2.5 hours :) The three of us ladies play it every time we are together - Lynn always wins, Grandma and I always try to gang up on her...and then a few hours later-it's over! I don't win, yet I really enjoy playing this game with the two of them! Am I crazy that I really look forward to this time with these two great women! That may have been Larry's first and last, but we'll see :) I think Callie was getting majorly annoyed that we weren't paying attention to her! Grandma Lynn just told Callie that even though her mommy had a sweet come back in the third round (four total), she was still going to win...and she did....

Later that evening, we packed up the car and "Hopped" over to Gramma & Grampa Shellum's house :) Callie was pretty excited to see my mom and dad right away that going to bed was out of the question...GREAT! After some work, and lettering her cry for a little bit :( Callie was sound asleep and dreaming of the Easter Bunny hopping through Gramma's house, hiding her eggs!

Callie loved her Easter basket from Gramma & Grampa...Even though we didn't open it up at their house, she loved it when we opened it up at home! She's going to have a lot of fun with this this summer :)
The Easter Bunny brought Callie a great basket...A swing filled with goodies :) There was even a little Princess Bucket inside...but it was empty :(

No worries, Callie found some eggs right away to fill it up :) Little side note- check out those curls in the back of her head :) She gets those from her Daddy...

Such a fun time ...she did awesome finding her eggs and putting them in her basket!

Look mom, another one :) The Easter Bunny was very smart! Callie's Easter eggs were filled with cherrios, fruit loops and goldfish crackers :)

I was getting Callie's breakfast ready, and Josh was getting her chair ready...I turned around in the kitchen and saw Callie sitting like her swing :) I asked Josh if he put her in there...nope! She climbed in there on her own :) Looks like she likes her Easter Basket/gift! Can't wait to hang it up from our tree and give her a fun ride!!!

Good job Callie :)
Daddy even had to hunt for Easter eggs :) There were fun messages wrapped around his eggs with fun messages on the inside! Callie's eggs were on the ground, and daddy's eggs were hidden much higher! When I told Josh that he needed to search for eggs too, he was NOT thrilled one bit! After he read the first message, he looked like a five year old digging through the house trying to find his eggs :) Sorry Callie, these messages were not appropriate for you to read :)

So if you know me, you know that I celebrate my birthday for about a week :) I haven't had the chance to celebrate my birthday with my family (the whole family) for a long time, because nobody is together then...but because Easter was so late this year, everyone was here :) Chocolate cake! YES PLEASE! Can you guess why Callie's face looks as messy as it does in the picture above?

Oh yes, Grampa is responsible for that! Hehe, Callie knows that she can go right to him to eat his food...and he loves it :) It started at Thanksgiving with his pumpkin pie, and he has shared everything with her ever since! I like to think of it as a special bond! I mean, Callie did share raisins with Grampa one night when he was bowling...and Grampa bowled a 300 that night... coincidence, I think not!

Callie had a BLAST playing outside with her cousins! I love this picture so much of Callie and Claire :) I think Claire was pretty happy to have a girl cousin...LOVE THIS!

Typical...wearing a dress...shooting some hoops :) Pretty sure we have pictures of me doing this same thing!!!
Hey Grampa - hurry up and fill that ball up with air, I want to play basketball :)

Thanks Grampa :) Pretty girl, basketball...they go hand in hand :)

Callie's Easter dress :) I didn't get a picture of all three of us together in her Easter best, but that's okay...

:) There is just something about this picture that I love :) A special bond...that's for sure! Callie and Grampa are up to soemthing...not sure what, but it sure is cute! I love you guys :)

Kisses for Callie :) WE LOVE YOU!
After 3 WONDERFUL Easters with family and 3 visits from the Easter Bunny, the McRae's "Hopped" in their car and headed home...oh yes, home to a fat, smelly cat...because Kix ate the entire weekend! It was a GREAT Easter for Kix :)

We all hope you had a wonderful Easter! Thank you everyone for making it so memorable for us! We loved spending time with everyone :)

Always remember the true meaning...He Has Risen :)
How great HE is!!!


  1. You are truly an amazing family and Callie is a very blessed & beautiful girl! I enjoy your blog immensely and feel lucky to know you! Happy Easter!


  2. Great post! Fantastic to hear your Easter was such a success. Can't wait to see you guys this summer. :)


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