Easter Brunch at Fernando's
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Easter Brunch at Fernando's
Sunday, April 24, 2011
We started the day out by going to church with Grandma Ethel at her church, Christian Life Center. Grandma Ethel introduced us to a bunch of her friends from church. You sat through part of the service before you got too antsy and loud. I took you out to the lobby area where you walked around and explored until the service was over.
After church, you and I went back to the hotel so that you could get a nap, Katy. Daddy stayed with Grandma Ethel, Grandpa Jim and Uncle Rich. You took a good long nap- about an hour and forty minutes- before we met back up to go out to brunch.
Brunch reservations were at one-thirty PM at Fernando's. There was a delicious Easter Buffet with lamb, an omelet station, salads, pastas and desserts. We all ate very well, including Grandpa Jim who ate a whole ham and cheese omelet, shrimp and sausage. You, on the other hand, Katy, mostly enjoyed the pasta, orange juice and cookies! You were quite a mess when you finished eating!
After brunch, the Easter Bunny hid the eggs that your decorated last night and you had your second Easter egg hunt in Grandma Ethel and Grandpa Jim's backyard. You got a cute little pink bunny basket from your great grandparents that you carried around like a purse. You did not want to go off of the sidewalk to get the eggs hidden in the grass. It took some coaxing to get you to step into the grass and get the "hidden" eggs. You loved finding the plastic eggs that had animal crackers and peeps hidden in them! The hard-boiled eggs you managed to smoosh and bang together, resulting in a mushy, eggy mess!
All in all, it was a good Easter!
Friday, April 22, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Our little Katy is no longer little. She's growing so quickly- watching and learning new things every day. She is running all over the place, crouching, hiding, playing, waving and babbling, mimicing our sounds and actions. Katy loves to give kisses, hugs and snuggles and she knows how to use them to her best advantage- smart cookie!
Speaking of cookie, she knows what a cookie is, too! She can identify Cookie Monster by name as well as make the appropriate sounds for duck, puppy, cow and train.
Katy has six teeth, going on eight.
Katy's favorite book of the moment is "Things that Go!" from her great-grandma and great-grandpa Jones. She will pick the book out of a stack, hand it to you and then scoot her little bottom into your lap and wait for you to read. If you don't move fast enough, she will take your hand and place it on the book or object that she wants you to manipulate for her.
Katy understands that some things go together and some things don't. I caught her trying to put the lids on her sippy cups the other day- all perfectly matching.
Katy loves to be a little mommy- caring and nurturing her dolls. She likes to hold her sippy cup up to their mouths and rock them like she sees me do to her.
Katy's favorite foods at the moment are yogurt, hummus and lots of fruits. She's not crazy about the veggies, but we try to sneak them in when we can. Katy will take yogurt off the shelf, hand it to me, and then walk over the silverware drawer and point up to it until you get a spoon for her to eat her yogurt with. So smart!
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Yesterday was the annual Kinetic Kids Easter Egg Hunt. This year, the hunt was held at Pharr Mill Road Park. The weather was sunny and mild- the perfect weather to go find some eggs! This was the first year that you were able to participate in the egg hunt, Katy, as last year you were just six weeks old.
We handed you the adorable bunny basket that your great-great-Aunt Phyllis made you, showed you how to "find" the eggs and put them in your basket and off you went! There were LOTS of eggs to find (since there wasn't a huge turnout, there were enough eggs for each toddler to find almost 80 eggs if they were so adventurous!!) and they were pretty much left out in the open for the toddlers to "find."
You had no problem holding your basket like a purse and walking around in the grass with all of the other toddlers. You would find an egg, pick it up, inspect it and then carefully place it in your basket. Every once in awhile you liked to shake the eggs because they rattled with the candy that was inside of them. Once you found out that the eggs actually OPENED and had treats inside, you were all done finding new eggs and just wanted to look over your stash of half a dozen eggs.