Here are some pictures of N with her Easter bubbles. I came up with a few picture ideas I'd like to stage but Lydia's not here to help or to use her really cool new camera. One day I'll have a really good camera too.In case you couldn't tell I "Gimped" this one a little.
When we first put N's room together it was still half the office. So while 3 walls had butterflies, and "LOVE" on them the 4th had Todd's ninja swords, nun chucks, and ninja stars. Not long after N joined us did we move the office into the living room. Not long at all. We have since then put a shelf up in her room, added my old Barbie Doll House that I got when I was in elementary school, and added some wall decor.
Since N had some real butterflies framed I wanted to add more butterflies, not necessarily real, just butterflies. There needed to be more color in her room. This last Christmas helped with that. While in Texas I found some fake butterflies and my sister had painted some colorful pictures that we decided to use in her room. Here's the "after" picture. I wish I could paint the walls but as we're still renters, not really allowed, you know, contract rules and all. But vast improvement and more of a happy little girls room.
I was hoping to get another picture of N wearing the bunny ears but it didn't happen, as soon as I got them on, she had them off. So this is the best I could.
But as cute as N is in bunny ears I wanted to touch on something that I can't believe I left out of my originally Easter post and a thanks to Marianne for the reminder in her post. Yes, we did the Easter eggs, N got bubbles as a gift (no candy, she's wired enough) and I tried to get her in the bunny ears but Todd and I have made the decision to try and limit the whole bunny and chick concept. When we gave N her bubbles we told N what Easter was about and why we were giving her a gift. We don't mind the egg hunts or a basket of goodies but we don't want to focus on the wrong things. We want her to know that we celebrate Easter for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, to be excited about the religious part of Easter not the temporal, although we're sure she'll like eggs filled with sugar and a basket of goodies. We're doing the same with Christmas. We want N and all future children to know that daddy works very hard to provide what they need and some of what they want, and so as a gift in the Christmas season we're giving them a bonus. We're trying to keep Christ as the focal point, it's his celebration not Santa's.
Last night I helped N dye eggs. I think I'll be much more at ease and willing for a mess when N is older and not trying to dump the cups of dye. But I think she enjoyed it and she got do decorate them today with stickers. I think more stickers ended up on her then on the eggs...
Here is N in her Easter Dress from
Grandma and Grandpa Millecam.
Her little pony buns turned into pig tails and I added pink butterfly clips which she tried to pull out of her hair in church so those didn't last long.
Quoted in the Sunday afternoon session of General Conference:
"There will be some things that take patience and faith. You may not like what comes from the authority of the Church. It may contradict your political views. It may contradict your social views. It may interfere with some of your social life. But if you listen to these things, as if from the mouth of the Lord Himself, with patience and faith, the promise is that “the gates of hell shall not prevail against you; yea, and the Lord God will disperse the powers of darkness from before you, and cause the heavens to shake for your good, and his name’s glory” -Harold B. Lee
Conference was AMAZING! I'll have to blog more on it when I get the Conference Ensign next month.