Sunday, March 23, 2008

BSM: A Day Early

Note: I am off with my best friend in the whole wide world on our annual spring break excursion (We are heading to Destin, Florida first thing Monday morning), so I am technically posting late Sunday evening...(almost my best shot Monday!)

Easter is such a colorful and vibrant celebration of New Life...and I can not resist little girls in their Sunday best. This is my precious neice, my heart, MEB (pronounced like mee-bee; this is what my mother calls her). She is five, and she steals my heart each and every time I am near her. She does live in the same town as I do, but we are all so busy that I do not spend as much time with her as I would like. I was thrilled that I was able to see her today at my parent's house, as we all gathered there for the traditional family egg hunt and dinner. She makes me laugh; she makes my heart sing, and I am convinced that she will grow up to do something COMPLETELY amazing when she gets big! Just look at those sweet, chubby toes...that is the only thing on her that still says 'baby' to me. Everything else speaks 'big girl' all the way!

Today, the family egg hunt was HILARIOUS, at best! My nephews, MEB's much older brothers, gave her a great competition. (Keep in mind that the oldest is 16, the middle brother is 12, and as I said, she is 5!) They hunted eggs SO FAST that I could barely snap photos, and she managed to keep up with them so well. (By the way, the daughter, at 18, has finally graduated up to helping hide the eggs!LOL) The final score was 31 eggs (16 year old) to 27 eggs (5 year old) to 17 eggs (12 year old). Yes, with this lot EVERYTHING is a competition!

And they are off..."Don't let her knock you down!"

B wants a recount..."How could I have only gotten 17 eggs???"

And the winner is...."No one can compete with the master-egg-finder!!!"

Here's hoping that you had just as much fun with your family this Easter...hoping your weather was perfect and that you were able to laugh, love and celebrate this wonderful life that we are So blessed to live! For more BSM, check out what Tracey has in store for you on Monday!

(OK...have a wonderful week! I will return refreshed and ready to once again face the world after some much needed best friend therapy and some girls-week-out adventure!)


susiej said...

I love those colorful eggs! Looks like you had nice weather.

Never That Easy said...

she steals my heart each and every time I am near her. This is exactly how I feel about my nephews and niece... I feel like the grinch (even when I am not grinch-like), because my heart that grows three sizes whenever they are around.

And I LOVE her toenails!

Maggie said...

So fun!

And those toes are too cute!

Christina said...

What a wonderful family-and-fun filled Easter! Your picutres are lovely - I espeically love her sweet little toes! She sounds like quite the competitor, beating her big brother!

Stacy said...

so cool. i love the first one of all the brightly colored eggs. i am so bad at dyeing those darn things.

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

what fun shots. looks like a great egg hunt! :)

Arizaphale said...

The colours of the eggs are beautiful and it looks like lots of fun was had by all.

I used to love taking pix of the BA in her Easter dress....
Hope you enjoyed your break.