2 weekends ago, dottie had her first drop off play date with her favorite school buddy boone. she played and had lunch and by the time we got there, was so excited about it all that she didn't want to leave. a big bonus for us also was that chuck and i got a chance to hang out with esther by herself which was really nice and never really happens.
every time i go in to wake dottie up from her afternoon nap, i am usually surprised to see that she is zonked out in a new dress up outfit or as mentioned before, sometimes absolutely nothing. today was classic.
this is how i found her... -with a hot pink feather boa on -in her fairy princess dress -wearing ladybug wings -with her hand in a tissue box (with her beloved piggy inside)
1. dottie is sleeping in a pillowcase which she does regularly and usually just in her undies 2. when i put dottie to bed, parrot (dottie's doll) was wearing esther's old 0-3 month skull and crossbone one piece outfit 3. when i went in to wake dottie up, dottie had managed to pull parrot's outfit on, inside out, and then fell asleep in it (see second photo of dottie still groggy from her nap and not happy that i was snapping a picture) 4. of course the fact that dottie is striking a similar pose as parrot...
in keeping with tradition, we headed to park chalet with the ricci's and godbolds this year for the second year in a row for easter brunch. what started out as a very rainy morning ended up being an absolutely gorgeous day! it was perfect weather for the adorable yellow easter dresses that their grandma cam made them! there was an amazing spread of food and bottomless champagne which the adults were loving. the kids ran around in the grass for an easter egg hunt and the easter bunny even came for a visit!
to see even more pictures from the day, click HERE. (missing from the pictures...sandy, sean, tiff and her brother)
easter morning we woke up to dottie talking in her bed with her stuffed animal friends about whether or not the eater bunny had come. she was lucky to find out a short time later that not only did he come but he also "had gotten to the grocery store in time to buy the cupcake eggs" dottie wanted (you can see them in the second picture). of course she had fun running around finding the eggs all over the house and made sure to include esther in on the festivities by letting her shake her candy filled eggs like a rattle. dottie's favorite easter gift of the day was her ice cream pj's that she put on the minute she found them in her easter basket. esther was fond her new book as you can see in the pictures.
egg dying was fun this year at easter time because dottie was very into it. she of course loved only the pink and the green eggs we dyed! she had real issues when 2 days later we made egg salad out of the eggs as she had assumed we would keep them in the fridge forever... esther just rolled with it and enjoyed being a part of it all. :-)