First, please note I have updated my picture. And quickly picked a new background. And since I have a squirmy almost-2-year-old on my lap, the background and style are subject to change. The picture isn't, because it's currently my absolute favorite.
Second, a note to family: I will be emailing everyone the pictures we took. But again, I have a squirmy almost-2-year-old on my lap. That will have to wait until nap time.
Now, onto business.
In typical Pagano Family fashion, Easter weekend was jam packed and lots of fun.
My mom and I took the opportunity of friends coming home for the weekend, as well as family being in town, to have a baby shower for Jess. It worked out so much better than trying to coordinate schedules to get all the important people there before Jessica's due date! We had a wonderful house full of friends and family show up for our brunch on Saturday, several of whom we hadn't seen in WAAAAAY too long. Ok, most we haven't seen in way too long. I had so much fun catching up with them, as well as celebrating my nephew.
|obviously, my girls dove right into helping Aunt Jess unwrap presents..|
The rest of the weekend went way too fast, but we had a wonderful time with family. There was a bit of wind on Saturday, and so my dad and Aunt Kathy attempted to get a kite up for Lily. I don't know that there was ever a successful flight, but the next day when Lily saw a breeze, she said, "POPPO! We can go fly kites, look at the trees, there's wind!" And I was so impressed she knew to look at the trees to see if it was windy or not.
Additionally, Aunt Lynn made some awesome Easter eggs and baskets for our annual hunt. I don't think Kimmy got knocked down this year, but once Lily and Emma figured out what was going on, they quickly won.
|Joel, of course, won the award for finding the best stuffed animal and making such a great face.|
|Emma needed Aunt Jess to hold all her loot.|
|and Lily enlisted Aunt Kathy's help.|
|Kaylee on Easter Sunday|
This picture of Kaylee reminded me of this one of Lily..
|that was a side note, sorry, I got distracted.|
|Annual Family Picture.|
|Gigi and her youngest grandchild, but only for a few more months.|
And then it was time to leave. Ugh. We never like leaving. And since Zanesville is a little more/less than half way on the Findlay to Salem route, we stopped in to crash the Hildebrand party going on there. We got to spend a little time playing with our niece, Koleen, and she and the girls talked Grandpa into opening the slide.
|Because it's silly to go down the slide, apparently.|
Unfortunately, it was all over too soon. We love spending time with our families, and are blessed to have them close enough for weekend visits.
Otherwise, we're doing great. I can't think of any other stories to share, but everyone is doing well. Kaylee has an appointment later this week, so I'll be able to report how big she is getting then, but I can definitely tell you she is bigger than her sisters were at this point. Not shocking since she was the biggest baby, but still. She is still my easiest baby and the best sleeper. Her grumpy days are nothing compared to Emma's or Lily's, but I may just not remember accurately. Or be taking into account how bad of a first time mom I was and how clueless I still was the second time around.
Emma cracks me up. That kid. She is looking more and more like me every time I look at her, and starting to probably act like me, also. Woohoo. Her current favorite thing to do is sing "Happy Birthday," which comes out more along the lines of "happy day, you." Which makes me so happy. She just randomly will bust that out as loudly as she can. Emma is also officially in all of Lily's hand me downs from just last summer. WHY ARE MY GIRLS GROWING UP SO QUICKLY????!
Lily is my favorite big girl ever. I can't believe how grown up she is. She is still trying to recover from the weekend, so we've had a few out of character tantrums and bad attitudes, but she's doing great. The other night, I was listening to the girls talk before they fell asleep, and I heard her say, "L, I, L, Y. That spells Lily!" What!? She also informed Jesse he needs to take her to the violin store so he can buy her a violin for her to play.
Jesse and I are doing well, trying to clean and purge and organize. He will be adding to our garden soon, and we will get to plant before too long, which makes us both excited. I was planning on mowing the grass today, but it's too cold for those endeavors today, so that'll have to wait. We are very ready for more days outside enjoying the weather!