Monday, March 24, 2008

Three Easter Bunnies

My parents told me from the get go that the Easter Bunny isn't real, like Santa Clause is real. The hidden eggs and baskets full of toys and candy? That was ALL Mom and Dad.
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This year, for our family, the work of the Easter Bunny was done by three...
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Jolie & Leah's beautiful dresses were a gift from Jack's dad, who is always surprising us with things that make life happy. He picked them out himself and we LOVE them!
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My brother's wife Dawn surprised us with complete, darling Easter baskets for the girls! Even from their beautiful new home by the mountains, it looks like she & Jeff can still remember what it was like to be struggling graduate students. That's kindness!

Since my morning (afternoon, evening) sickness began we've been living with my sister Aileen's family. The girls are in their glory, and I am essentially removed from all duties. While I spend my days trying to keep food down, they get to float through the Neverland that is their backyard - Tree house, slide, zip line, tents, toys, picnics...Heaven.

Make that four Easter Bunnies. It's sweet, the way her confidence belies how ridiculous she looks.

14 comments:

Dawn said...

Looks like a great day! I'm glad the girls like their baskets. It was fun putting it together. The dresses look like princess dresses - not that the girls need any help looking like royalty!

Dawn said...

Man, you make us sound like we are loaded and live in a mansion! I can't wait to see your house when Jack has that Ph.D.!

Svancara Family said...

those dresses are so gorgeous! once again i forgot to take pictures of kylee in her dress. i think i might have to have easter all over just so i can get some cute pictures!!

Patrice said...

Oh my goodness- I cannot stop laughing. Jolie's Easter Bunny outfit is hilarious.

senategirl said...

Oh, what fun! The girls look so happy, cute and fluffy in their dresses. I loved how generous the Easter bunnies were to you and your family. You made me smile!

Maryann said...

Okay, did I miss something? Morning sickness?

Holbrook Girls said...

Cutest dresses ever!

Vivian said...

congratulations on your morning sickness! I hadn't heard either!

Jane said...

Cutest dresses (what a nice grandpa your girls have), fun baskets (what the perfect sister-in-law we have) and the Bracken backyard is the FUNNEST place EVER for kids! I am loving Jolie in her bunny costume, it really is ridiculous. She is loving herself in it.

Leslie said...

Can I safely infer that you will be adding a third beautiful child to your family given your reference to morning sickness? Congrats!

Lorie said...

It is good to know that Jack (grandpa Jack, not Dad Jack) is nicer to his granddaughters than he was to his neices!! Those dresses are beautiful!!

And Congratulations on the morning sickness!!

Lorie said...

Okay I realized after reading my last post that it sounds like I was mad my Uncle never bought me a dress! ;D Hee Hee! What I meant is it sounds like the Uncle that terrorized us as little girls has had his heart softened by his beautiful Grandbabies!! :D

Courtney Vance said...

Kate, I'm so happy that you are adding to your gorgeous gene pool. Its impossible for you to have anything short of a beautiful baby. Maybe its your turn to have twins! The girls look so cute in their dresses by the way. I love them, your father-in-law has great taste!

Marie - Mother of the Bird Nest said...

I found you from a comment on a friend's blog. I love your bows! Great job pursuing a hobby you are good at. If someone needs bows I'll send them your way.

I love the tree house backyard and wish mine was so wonderful.

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