Callie's Easter weekend was eventful to say the least. I don't work on Fridays or Mondays now, but somehow we always stay busy anyway! On Friday, Callie went with me to dance and stayed at Mama Mac's house while I taught a solo for recital. After we left the studio, I dropped her off at Mammie's house for an hour or so while I went up the road to gather some tax information from a client at my office. Whenever we got home, Austin helped me put together a scavenger hunt for the next day at church. I had most of the stuff I needed around the house, but what I didn't have I knew I could find at my mama's house because she keeps all the things.
Callie spent the night with Mama Mac Friday night to give me some rest! I knew the weekend was going to be cray and I would probably need it! After a restful night, I went back to the studio Saturday morning to work with some girls that were trying out for Centralettes at EC! Callie came and watched us! I was excited to get my hands on her! We went home and got ready to go to the church easter egg hunt. Mama Jim went with us and we had lots of fun with our church fam. I have one picture to show for it.
We chilled out Saturday night and tried to relax before a full day on Sunday. I could NOT sleep on Saturday night. I knew I had to get up and iron clothes the next morning and I really needed to choreograph some solo routines for Monday at some point on Sunday. I knew it would be impossible, and I think that's what was keeping me up. Instead of laying in bed awake, I got up and ironed Callie's dress and Austin's pants for church. I just thought ironing Austin's clothes was torturous. I spent 30 minutes on Callie's dress and it still didn't look that great. Not to mention, it was realllly wrinkled after she sat in the car seat for a few minutes the next morning! I ended up getting a whopping 3 hours of sleep on Saturday night.
Whenever I got Callie up on Sunday morning at the crack of dawn, she was looking at me like I was crazy. She was good through church and did some napping. We were unsuccessful at getting good pictures of Callie in her Easter dress before she spit up all over it! I don't know how moms keep their kids clothes clean but maybe I'll one day figure it out. After church, we sat around in the fellowship hall visiting and waiting on the men to cook breakfast!
OH, and Blake and Callie had their first kiss. Haha. Callie doesn't look too thrilled about the situation!
At 2:00, we headed to my Mamaw Kea's for her Easter get together. but not before we stripped Callie down and caught her on camera smiling! We attempted to nap, but Callie had other plans. There really wasn't time anyway.
Callie always seems to lose her bow whenever men are around. I rarely put a bow on her without Austin making a comment about it cutting off the circulation to her brain.
I usually get a group picture with my camera at Mamaw's. I bought a remote for my camera for our wedding photo booth and it has paid off a million times over! Madilynn, Jennifer and Austin helped me get it set up! Love those girls! And Austin too, I guess.
The whole sha-bang. We are lucky to still have Mamaw Kea around! She is one of a kind! Whenever I think about Mama Jim's mom still being alive, it kind of blows my mind. I hope I still have my mama whenever I'm 78!
Callie got some Mamaw Kea lovin. I know I will hold these pictures tight one day!
We did lots of visiting and hid some Easter eggs for the kiddos. Aunt Amy has her in this picture!
And now Jake! Whenever I looked out and saw Jake with Callie, my heart may have melted a little bit.
Mama wanted to get another picture of our hands where you can see Mamaw's hand better! Callie Taylor's sweet little hand is so precious to me!
I spent some time talking to the teenagers about their plans for the future and what they do on the weekends. Oh to be sixteen again!
After we left Mamaw Kea's house, we made our way to Mammie's for supper!
I got Jamie to take a family picture of us with Callie in her chicken suit!
We got a cousins picture against Joy's will! Bless it. You can't tell they weren't super happy about taking a picture!
We celebrated Poppa's birthday a few days early. Callie was asleep and she woke up during the birthday song. She was completely exhausted by this point! We counted over 20 people who had held her that day! She was wore out. I debated cancelling my solo practices the next day because we were so tired. I opted to go ahead and go through with it! Callie was still snoozing on Monday at 11:00 whenever we left to go to the studio!
Whenever we were finally finished with our to do list on Monday afternoon, I rocked Callie on the porch and we enjoyed having nothing to do. She was still recovering from her weekend days later!
Our first holiday with our little love was a good one! Everything is a little more fun with Callie around. We love her so!