Sunday, March 23, 2008

Rachel's First Easter

When Rachel got up this morning she was so excited to start looking for her Easter basket. She looked everywhere and couldn't find it so when Dad opened the fridge, Rachel climbed right on in and started poking around. She walked back and forth along the shelf, still finding nothing.

My basket's not in here
She was happy when she finally found her Easter basket. She actually got to find it twice because she had kept me up all night long; when she woke up in the morning, Andrew took her so that I could sleep in for a little bit. He let her open up all of our Easter baskets and didn't even take any pictures of her. So when I woke up about an hour later I reassembled her basket. She was just as willing to get into it a second time.

She got a lot of books and a few toys, but no candy. Her basket was supplemented with a few things from Grandma, like the baby harness/leash thing and some teething toys, which Rachel quickly started breaking in and carried them off to church with her.

After church we went to Andrew's parents' house for some Easter dinner (potato pancakes) and to make sure we got to see Diana one last time before she moves away. Rachel loved all the attention that everyone gave her, at least until baby Michael showed up and took some of it away...but then she was equally willing to dish some attention out to him, too!

After dinner we took her onto the patio to play with the bubbles that she got in her basket. She had a great time chasing the bubbles around, trying to eat them and figure out where they went after they popped.

She had some pretty tough competition getting close enough to pop any of the bubbles with Emma and Jacob around, but she ended up getting drenched with bubble solution anyway.

She was so exhausted that she went right to bed when we got home. I love it when that happens!


  1. That book Gallop is pretty much the most amazing book ever. Our library has it but won't let anyone check it out. Where did you find it?

  2. Ahh, Bridget. You'll love this.

    Costco: $7!

    It's like $10 or something on Amazon and Walmart and everywhere else but we went to Costco for milk last weekend and went to see what we could find in the books section (we're trying to find some highly entertaining books for Rachel to take with us to Egypt) and we found one copy that was torn but couldn't see a copy anywhere else.

    We dug around in the books until I spotted a stack hiding under a pile of misplaced books. We were rather excited.

    We've been looking for this book for quite a while--some nice Grandma in our ward has one and showed it to Rachel one day and we knew then that we had to have one. :)

  3. Hey, I was going to make a comment about the book TOO! I saw it at Costco and thought it was the coolest - it's a no-tech book for a high-tech world. You know?