Bramell, Party of Five: April 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010

Catching up

Sorry for not blogging in a while. We finally got all moved into the house in Springdale. A million thanks to Tracy and Jonathan, because we could NOT have done it without their help! They came up here two weekends in a row to help move and take up my slack. We are getting settled in very well. There are still a few boxes to go through, and things to hang on the walls, but we are doing it a little at a time. Poor Lee, he's having to do so much to take care of the things I just can't do anymore. And we are still looking for renters for our house in Fayetteville. We should have it all cleaned and ready to go after this weekend.

Here are a couple of pics I snapped the other day when they were working in the yard. Lee mowed, and Becca helped pick up leaves. So cute!

I think we are really going to like living here. Having all the extra space will sure be nice when the babies join us. We are getting excited! Only about 8 weeks to go, if it goes according to plans. I am getting tired much easier now. I've been trying to come home from work early most days and rest before Becca gets home. She's so funny---the teachers at daycare say she talks about "her babies" and "her twins" all the time. There are 2 other expecting mommies in her room, so all the kids talk about the other moms having one baby but Becca's mom is having two! They are all so funny.

AND NO, WE STILL DON'T HAVE NAMES!! But we're getting close!

Friday, April 9, 2010

More Easter Pics

More from church and hunting eggs at home. Who had more fun, Becca or Fergie? It was hilarious! Fergie would literally sniff the eggs and stand there beside them until Becca came to pick them up. And later, we found two dyed eggs under our bed after Becca tattled that Fergie "took my eggs!!"

Lee's sister Dee made Becca's precious dress. We just love it! Thanks again, Aunt Dee!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Easter Egg Hunting

Lee, Grammy and I took Becca to the Easter egg hunt and cookout at church on Saturday. It was a beautiful, sunny day. We even had to break out the sunscreen! Yay, spring!

Becca was really funny hunting eggs. There was a mixture of plastic, candy-filled eggs and dyed eggs (which we've never had before). She walked around only picking up the real eggs! I guess maybe because they were heavier? Of course, she clumsily threw them into her bucket so we had many broken, stinky eggs by the end of the day. It also took awhile for her to carry her bucket. She tried to just pick up the eggs and carry them in her arms for the longest time. She would just make trips back and forth to put them in her bucket. This made her get a lot less eggs than the other kids....I was worried she would only get a few. But, finally she got the hang of it!

They also had the Easter Bunny make an appearance at church, but of course, my child wouldn't go near him! Then she begged us to "see the bunny" for two days afterward....go figure. Just like Strike, Slugger, Santa, Chuck E. Cheese and all the other characters she won't go near.

The sweet little dress she's wearing came from Pop & Karen. We love it!

I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this picture. As most of you know, getting her to smile for a photo is nearly impossible. So, good job DADDY!

This was the only other girl Becca's age hunting eggs....we have mostly boys in church her age.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Pop's Weekend Visit

Pop came to see us a couple of weeks ago. I've been trying to get this blog done since then, but it just wasn't happening. This tired mama doesn't get a lot of things done these days. Guess it's just the beginning, huh?

We are so glad that dad came to visit. So much easier on me not having to travel. And we've got so much to do before the move that I just couldn't give up a whole weekend.

Becca had the best time having Pop all to herself. They had an afternoon of sidewalk chalk (poor Dad!) and playing ball. Then into the house where I'm sure he read her about 150 books over the weekend. Heehee, welcome to our world.

Here are some CUTE pics of them together!

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