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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sweet friends, great big fun

I think any time would have been perfect for visiting my close friend and her family, but the week we happened to pick was full of fun activities on top of all the sweet visiting we did! EmDee had to work that weekend, so Sweetpea and I set out for a girls weekend - we had just under four hours to drive each way, and I wasn't sure how that was going to go. I shouldn't have worried, Sweetpea was a traveling champ!! (she made up for her stellar car performance with some less than stellar sleeping, but I'll take what I can get)

It happened to be the week before Easter, so of course there was the requisite egg coloring activity...this actually went much better than I expected!

In addition to egg coloring, there was an egg hunt. Luckily, there was a 1-4yr old age group, which was just perfect.

Both girls made out with almost a bag full of plastic eggs. Most of the eggs were filled with stickers or small trinkets. We returned most of the eggs for next year's activity, keeping a few to supplement the egg hunt we had Easter morning.

I was shocked at how still Sweetpea sat while getting her face painted! And yes, it looks like cookie monster has something in his mouth - Sweetpea "fed" him several of her stickers from the plastic eggs!

The girls also had a great time chasing bubbles, first with their hands...

And then with sticks...they also got to make kites as part of an activity at the local library. They turned out wonderfully despite the serious tape rationing of an overzealous librarian. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of the kites. We accidentally left ours along with some new shoes and a cute ladybug umbrella, but I'm sure we'll get it back sometime and then hopefully we'll get some action shots for the old blog.

In honor of Earth day, I thought I'd leave you with my latest "green" purchase, reusable snack and sandwich bags from Snack Taxi (formerly happy sacks). So far I'm loving them - they are machine washable!!

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HeatherPride said...

I love that froggy sack! So cute! And Sweetpea looks like she's thinking "one wrong move with that paintbrush, lady, and I'll take you out!"

Muthering Heights said...

It looks like they had a blast together!

Brenda said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

Heather said...

I've been looking for some good snack bags--I'll have to check those out!