Friday, March 21, 2008

Preparing for Easter

First of all, I just had to show you what a tolerant kitty our little Daniel is. I don't often title my pictures, but I like to call this one "Catnap". Teehee.

The next few are of Mallory at last weekend's Easter egg hunt that was sponsored by the March of Dimes at the mall. The pretty much just threw a bunch of eggs, balloons and candy into an unused store and let the kids at it. Fortunately, they were smart enough to divide the kids into age groups with the youngest being three years and under. Needless to say, in this group, the parents did most of the egg gathering.
I can't believe how grown up Mallory looks in this next picture! Getting the hair off of her forehead sure makes a huge difference. It you look carefully, you'll see both of her hands are full of Jolly Ranchers. I'm still trying to figure out who thought that Jolly Ranchers were an appropriate candy choice for kids under three years old.

Mallory and I did have plans to go up to my mom and dad's in North Dakota for the long weekend. However, when we woke up on Friday, we had freezing rain and there was a big winter snowstorm hanging out right between here and there. Figures. So, Mallory and I hung out at home yesterday. I had spoken to Mom on the phone and she got me motivated to make some homemade rolls. Mallory is a super helper....
The kneading was the fun part...well, for her part it was more like "hitting".
It's all ready to rise...and didn't we make a nice mess? This is a new face for her - I just asked her to smile. What a ham.

We took a little trip to visit Aunt Kasey (and Joshua, Miriam and Uncle Adam) today. I have tons more pictures of our adventures there, but since I meant to get these pictures posted last night, I thought I better get this post done while I have the chance. I'm going to go empty the dishwasher, fill it up again, and then try to make some hot cross buns and resurrection rolls for Easter dinner at Great-grandma Lorraine's house tomorrow.


tessa said...

OK where to start again...well you got one wish granted, you got a baking/cooking partner!! Yeah (like most "girls" want a shopping parter you got your kitchen help). So much fun! She is in such a fun stage. Oh wow that picture at the easter egg hunting when her hair is clipped she does seem older(sorry definitely not a baby) and looks like she will be Super cute when she gets older (not saying she isn't already)

Amy said...

hhhmmm..... I am with you on the Jolly Ranchers- what were they thinking?? LOL Oh well I guess Mallory thought they were appropriate :)

jilltan said...

Yeah Pictures!! Love that smile!

SarahRachel said...

Jolly ranchers are like one of the worst choking hazard candies! Craaazy! Mallory looked like she enjoyed herself though and she DOES look so much older with her hair like that. She's such a pretty girl. Looks like she had a blast baking!