Being in Kentucky for Easter Weekend was jam packed with plenty of activities! We rolled in and stayed with my Sister, E Lee, Steveb, Benanin, and Baylen. That is how Harper refers to them:)
Basketball is clearly a priority in Kentucky, starting as soon as you can walk. Harper obviously has great mentors.
Coloring Easter eggs was always one of my favorite traditions at Easter. Not to mention hunting for them and trying to beat out the other 40 cousins I had. My Grandmother hosted an Easter Egg Hunt every year and with my Mom having 12 siblings, it made for a real competition to find the eggs. We reserved this year for a hands on attempt for Harper to see colors....she loved it!
Activity #15....E Lee painting Harper Elle's nails!!! Yes, it was as hysterical as it looks. I of course took off the polish on her thumb she sucks. How in the world did E Lee get her to sit still for POLISH....I have to pull out a SWAT team to wrangle her down to clip her nails! Such a girl!
Activity #123...just kidding really. It's just on the weekends sometimes you feel like an Activity Director on the Carnival Cruise Line. (Maybe I missed my calling?:))
After going out to the Amish to LOAD up on flowers, we came home for Lunch and a painting party. Each of us....Nana, E Lee, and Harper/Mommy combo..made a tiny birdhouse to put out in our yard to remember Easter 2011. They turned out great, unfortunately I didn't get the final product of E Lee's and Nana's. I was probably so distracted because my Mom decided to participate in an Adult Spelling Bee and kept barking out for us to give her words to spell. It's one of those "Bucket List" to do's. She finished 5th!
Harper Elle adored the Easter Egg Hunt! She loved taking her "buckit" around and scooping up as many eggs as her little hands could get.
Now my Mom hosts an Easter Egg Hunt for her Grandchildren, probably for the last 15 years or so, and Harper fit right in. Not sure who found the "Golden Egg"....not Harper....but the prizes these days are MUCH larger than when I was little one. I sort of feel like E Lee and I should get to participate.
We came back to Tennessee after Easter Lunch and we gave Harper her Easter basket from the "Easter Bunny". She took her sweet little time and checked out all the goodies. She liked her basket most of all and carried it around all week! She would bring her "buckit" up to me and say "Ahggs Ahggs" and I finally realized what she was saying. Eggs! So sweet how they remember things.