Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Thanks DeeDee and Granddad!

Hip Hip Hooray for DeeDee and Granddad! We came home Monday night and had a big ol' package on the porch!

Ellie is all about opening presents. She dove right in.
She even seemed to be genuinely interested in reading the card. Todd must've gotten that from his mom. He thinks cards are necessary on holidays. I take after my mom by thinking GIFTS are where it is at. I will get him the most "elaborate" basket full of goodies, and I guar-an-tee he will want to know where his card is! On the other hand, I will get a card with all sweet writing in it, and say, "sweet." BUT... where's my present?! Ok, back to the opening of the gifts...

Miss Gabbi Lou liked her little chick.
Todd sat her up on the princess couch (that is nasty and MUST be replaced this summer during birthdays!) and along came sissy pie. I love that it looks like Ellie is reading her card to her. But I think even more, I love that Gabbi is reaching out and touching Ellie, showing that they should be "playing" together soon. So only about four more days of Easter pics, and then we can all move on! (Maybe.) Melanie

19 comments:

Missy said...

I am right there with ya on the cards. Seriously, by the time you buy the cards for say 5 kids and a husband think of the nice ol gift you could of gotten instead....
Okay, would you PLEASE tell me where you got Ellie's outfit or who made it?? I am looking for something like that for my 5 yr olds preschool graduation. The little pantalooms just make it...PLEASE share the info with me. Oh and if you get a second would ya share some love on my blog!

~*~Megan~*~ said...

Ellie sure is interested in that card!! Gabbi looks so cute sitting up! I cannot wait to see more Easter pics!!

Sandy said...

I like cards too. We are out of town this week but when we get back I seriously will call and give you my cell so Sabre' and I can watch those lil girly girls for you. I love the pictures of the girls with Gabbi reaching out to Ellie as if to say let me see pictures too!!
Happy Easter

Michelle said...

Love, love, love seeing pictures of your sweet girls! :) They are precious and I love all the fun you have with them! Kids just bring out so much fun in life and their energy is enjoyable to watch (wish I had some of it to chase them with!)
Love. Michelle
P.s. Every time I see a post from you on my reader... my 1st thought is, OH I am glad Mo is back!!!

Lisadawn said...

How is that you can never have met a person physically but feel like they are a part of your very own family ? When your blog closed I was so sad, I thought there goes the daily smiles I KNOW I will have no matter what! I've missed you so and your beautiful little girls. They are have grown so much! I'm so happy to be able to be a small part of your or a fly on your walls again. I missed you, you funny lady!

tricia said...

Looking at those pics reminded me of that song..." Sisters,Sisters;there were never such devoted Sisters"

Kathryn said...

What sweeties!

Mindy said...

I'm afraid I'll still be posting Easter pics next week! We've done a lot of celebrating 'round heya!

Cute pics!!! They are going to be the best of friends!

Mindy said...

By the way, does Todd check the price of the card?!? Troy rates his card based on how much I spent on it. He flips it over first thing to check! HA HA!!! Now it's a contest!

Kelly said...

Cute cute! Ok Mo....I don't mean to bug you...but I've just about given up on you. I resent my email a few days ago and STILL no response. I hope you got it!??

Michele said...

Keep them coming! Love the Easter pics!!!

Sara G said...

Wonderful photo's!
I am a lover of cards too!! Presents are fun too, but I just love cards!!
My grandma told me when her and my grandpa were young (they married at 18) they couldn't afford to buy each other a card, so they would go to the card store and just browse. They would find the perfect card for each other, share it when them and then put it back on the rack! I think about that every time I am looking for a card.
Take care and I am so glad you are back to blogging.
Ellie & Gabbi are getting so big and they are so beautiful!!
Happy Easter to you all!!

Jennifer said...

Aren't grandparents just the best? They are kinda like our "sprinkles" and just make everything a little better!! Hope your family has lots of fun this Easter!

Beth E. said...

I have to admit, I'm a sucker for cards. When I buy them for other people, it takes a good while to select just the right card for each person! Usually, hubby Bill waits until the day of the holiday/birthday/event and runs to the nearest convenience store and grabs whatever they have. I've gotten cards before with words marked out - like "In Sympathy" and above it he's written, "Happy Birthday." It works for him! He's a true romantic! *Sigh* LOL

It's so neat to see Ellie and Gabbi growing up together. It will be fun seeing them play with each other! If they are anything like my boys were, Gabbi will follow Ellie around everywhere, trying her best to keep up! They are so sweet.

Looking forward to more Easter pics! :o)

Andrea said...

You have the most beautiful girls!!! Thanks again for continuing to share your lives with us! You are such a blessing!

Susan said...

Mel/Todd:
These girls are just so precious! Ms Ellie is the cat's meow! Fo Sure! And Ms. Gabbi is just the sweetest little bundle of shuga! Enjoy these days, it won't be long before they're packing to go to college. My baby girl is moving to Ole Miss, this fall. She's already at Hinds CC. Gave mom & dad a year to "adjust" to her leaving!BooooHooo!!!!

kimybeee said...

I think Ellie looks like Todd with her head down reading her card.

I am glad to view your Easter joy. We have really outgrown it here with a 15 and 13 year old. The men folk even went to the mountains and left the women folk to tend to all the critters and chores.

kimybeee

Sue said...

They are so very cute; I promise I could look at Easter Pics till Christmas! How funny Todd loves cards; my husband says "don't waste money on cards, spend more on the present :) Enjoy your Easter Weekend with those two little girlies and your family. Enjoy them when you have them at home mine are grown up and gone and close to gone.

Britt and Lori said...

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that someone in Mobile, Alabama reads your blog! I love it! I'm friends with little Abel Tyson and his family. (His Mommy and I were good friends in high school). I also followed Jake's story. I have a blog, too, but don't update it as often as you. It's www.thebetheafamily.blogspot.com if you want to check it out!
Lori