Monday, April 5, 2010

Maddi's party... last batch!

I am thinking only a few more of the Maddi party, and we will have that one covered. But you gotta remember, we have out of town Grandparents who want to see it ALLLLLL!!!

I couldn't believe my Gabbi Girl let me paint on her.
And Maddi was one of my very first to experiment on.

Meet Miss Hallee Grace. She was a face painting expert. Even before I had put on her freckles ,as some called them, (I think they were large hair follices around the whiskers, actually), she was already telling me... "You forgot my freckles." She had watched me paint the other kids and knew I should be polka dotting her cheeks at some point.
I am just going to throw this one in there... it is a cute, cute picture of first cousins, Maggie and Tucker Raborn. Sorry to their mamas in advance, but I am always a little sad when I see pics of these two together. I will never forget the scrapbook pages I made of these two plus one other little blond headed kid who were all only a few months apart in age. Now, when I see them, it is always a reminder of what Jake would be like and how old he would be. I still kinda see a third little face right there on the left of Tucker. Ok, back to face painting. Pacie got in on that bunny face action.

And, well. I think that's all I have to say about that. Thanks for all your comments. Glad to see so many of you back! I have lots of pictures loaded up and ready for posting this week. I spent about 5 hours at Staci's house yesterday stealing space on her computer.
More to come on other Easter shenanigans!

MO

8 comments:

Carrie said...

I can't imagine how hard it is for you to see the two cousins and picture what Jake would be like at the same age. Missing that sweet boy!
Glad you had such a wonderful Easter and thanks for working so hard to share all of your pics. We love seeing your adorable little kiddos!

tricia said...

reminders sure do pull on the heart strings don't they? no doubt that third little face was right there. look close,i see it.

Beth E. said...

So...did the Easter bunny take all of the bottles away? How's that workin' at your house? I've been thinking about the girls AND you and Todd!

Amy said...

Awww! It looks like you had a beautiful day.
Ohh, sweet Jake - My heart goes out to all of you!

Momma and Her Doodle said...

Tears my dry up but you will ALWAYS have the memories in your heart of sweet Jake.

HUGS to you! Time does go by, your love for your nephew warms my heart...

Both of your girls look great, Ellie and Gabbi are adorable. How is camp sippy cup going? BTW thanks for the pictures of Maddi... what happened to Staci's blog? Has she been outdone and thrown in the towel for good? Tell her we want her back!!!!

Does Staci's store sell lil boy toddler wear? Is she online? Can I order and have her ship me clothing?

Always reading just being quiet...
Hey where has Ms. Lindsey been? I am in Bowen withdrawls....I know she may be having a tough emotional time just saying hey we miss you too Lindsay! We may be up North but we care too! Big hugs to you...

Stacy

SamC said...

We lost my husband's nephew to cancer in 1985. He turned 5 on Monday and died that Friday. He would be 30 this year. You never stop thinking about them and wondering who they would be today.

Renee said...

I can imagine seeing those cousins pulls at your heart. The cousins miss Jake too I bet. Looking forward to a bottle update and the BAH.

Missy said...

LOVE the pics. LOVE the dresses from Staci's shop...they are just beautiful! I had to laugh about your post regarding your hip baby. Oh girl do I EVER KNOW what you are talking about. My youngest who is 5 is my what we call the velcro baby. EVEN AT 5 yrs old she is still that way. It has gotten better but I still cannot potty without holding her most days. She even comes into my bed EVERY SINGLE night and pulls the, "Mommy I willy, willy need you and willy miss you so berry much. I can't sweep wifout holding ya hand, k, so I sweep wight here wif you k..." So how the heck to I say no to that...all the while she has her hands on my cheeks caressing them... so yea my fault but my feeling is she won't go to college on my hip..or maybe she will, but that is good by me....lol. I enjoy every stinking minute of it, because having an almost 18 yr old the time flies too fast. They don't stay little long! LOVE your Easter hunt pics....