Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Greetings

We had a wonderful morning and hope that you did also. The egg hunt and basket finding was a hit. They received a few small toys, new pajamas, and some candy. It was such a treat for them to get to eat candy before breakfast! Olivia's was almost gone (she and Braeden received a little more than the other two!) by the time I looked to see what she had. :)

As they played with their toys, Braeden could care less about the travel Lite Brite right now that I thought would be such a hit, I made breakfast of sausage patties, scrambled eggs, and cinnamon sugar toast. I think once Braeden sees and understands the Lite Brite he will love it. :)

We had a leisurely morning and the kids did great. We were up and going just before 7 and didn't have to leave for church until 10. I am pretty sure Olivia was up most of the night waiting for the Easter Bunny, as she usually is on days like this. Unfortunately her body doesn't handle sleep deprivation well at all and we had a major meltdown as we were getting ready to go and trying to take a few pics of the dressed up crew. We barely made it to the 10:30 service. We did get a few pics and then I got a great one of Olivia and Braeden after we returned home. She enjoyed church and put things back into perspective and was a "new kid" again. :) She did go down for a nap and is hopefully snoozing away as we speak.

All in all a beautful and blessed morning. We are still looking forward to a dinner of ham and sweet potato casserole this evening! :)

Here are the kids with their now full baskets...

Liam: "Hmmm... maybe if I put this in my mouth the wrapper will just disappear and the peanut butter egg will just melt into my mouth..." He then did just that, but it didn't work!!! lol

The "after"... (After church)

May you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Easter Day!!!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

Olivia - 14

Olivia - 14

Braeden - 11

Braeden - 11

Liam - 9

Liam - 9

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Little did I know that the road would be so rocky
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Little did I know that my heart could hurt so much
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Little did I know that love could be so powerful
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Little did I know that my heart, so large, could grow

Little did I know that a dream has it’s own timing
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But God knew all along and He had a plan to follow
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