Thursday, April 11, 2013

Happy Easter!

This year's Easter celebrations were pretty quiet. There was an Easter Egg Hunt we could have gone to on Saturday morning, but instead we went to the airport to pick Mr. Frisby up from his two week long business trip. No matter. Stella won't remember anyway. I did want to do something, though, so we decided to dye Easter Eggs. This proved to be a very exciting activity for all involved. At first, Stella was not interested.

After she watched for a few minutes and saw what we were doing, she was eager to join the fun. And that's when things got exciting.

Take several hard-boiled eggs, six cups of dye, and one toddler who doesn't understand the concept that eggs are breakable and that dye can stain and you've got an evening of fun ahead.

We managed to keep her busy and happy away from the dye by having her put stickers on the eggs.

The finished eggs. If you look closely, you can figure out which ones are Stella's.

On Easter morning we checked out our Easter baskets to see what the Easter Bunny brought. I had gotten a bunch of stuff for Stella's basket, and then when we went to Disneyland, we found a couple of other things to put in it. So, when I put her basket out with the stuff, I thought maybe I had gone overboard a little. But, then I saw pics/read posts about what other people had done and decided we had not gone overboard at all.

We didn't get many pics of her checking out her basket, but suffice it to say she enjoyed everything in it. Particularly the M&Ms. Oh, and the mail truck. She loves it.

After checking out the Easter Baskets, we got ready for church. Mr. Frisby went early for meetings, so I attempted a photo shoot of Stella without him. I got her all ready in her new dress and fancy shoes. We had a few extra minutes before we had to leave, so I even grabbed the neckerchief Scout recently got from the groomer and included her in some of the photos. It went about as well as one would expect a photo shoot of an active toddler and small dog to go.

This is actually one of the better shots I got. And it's not good. We tired of this location quickly as the lighting wasn't good, and we moved to a different room. If you look closely, you'll see some tears in Stella's eyes. This is because she had a cold and her eyes were watery.

After moving locations, things went better for a few minutes and I got a few good pics, but the photo shoot still suffered from a definite lack of cooperation.

Apparently, it just got too exhausting at one point.

And, finally, we ended with this. You'll notice once again that Stella has some tears in her eyes. This had nothing to do with her cold and everything to do with her being done with the photo shoot. Oh well. She looked super cute even if you can't tell in the photos.

We hope you all had a wonderful Easter. Here's to better photos next year.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

The pictures of Stella on top of the table are priceless! Kudos to you for even attempting to dye eggs while she is so young.

My favorite Halloween pic of my boys was taken a few years ago. They were seated on either side of me in tears and I am in the middle just laughing. Really, it is all we can do at times. Stella's dress is adorable and so is she even in tears.