On Thursday, to get the weekend started off right, Nana B came to Van Buren. BOTH of my kiddos were awarded with top writer awards for their class this quarter! We are so proud of them!
Ella in the back middle...
Luca on the back left...
On Friday, we headed over to Nana B and Papa Bo's to stay the night and for Easter fun...
The girl's Easter bunny gifts...
And the boy's Easter bunny gifts...
Later that afternoon, we put on our new Easter pjs from the Easter bunny and finished decorating our eggs!
Have I mentioned how thrilled I am to be home?!?! ;) We had our annual Easter get together with family...something we've missed out on for a few years now. It was so nice to be back...like we never left! It is also fun because we have a big group of little kids again!
Ella + Ellie!
Sweet matching sissies!
egg loot :)
I finally got to hold sweet baby Ellie again! Her and Olli are going to have so much fun next year when she's up and toddling around :)
And they're off!
Love the look of pure joy on my sweet boy's face!
Does it get any cuter than this?
This was Ella's first time to sing in front of people let alone an entire church! She was so nervous and wondered why she thought it was a good idea that morning in the first place :) My beautiful brave girl went ahead and with it and she sang beautifully. I was so proud of her!
Here are a few fun pics from Milo's Easter party at school :)
Time for the egg hunt!
Chatting it up with his buddies :)
Here are a few more pics of Milo today at school. I love seeing him and how happy he is! What a cutie.
And finally...a few fun pics I came across from a couple of years ago. It is crazy how much life happens in such a short amount of time!
E is a sparkly little gem. She lights up our lives in every way! She is so special to us. As our first born, she taught us how to be a mommy and a daddy! She was quite the little teacher too and has seemingly covered all the bases so we were very prepared for number 2! Her baby blues melt our hearts and she is a beautiful girl from the inside out. She is at her best in a fancy dress, heels, and a tiara which makes her a true princess.
L is our middle man. Weighing in at a studly 9lbs 4oz at birth, he has earned a few nicknames such as tiny, little dude, and hoss. Just like most Italian males, under his beefy and handsome exterior is a sensitive little man. We are fools for this boy in every way. As our first boy, our love for him is so unique and special. We have fallen head over heels for him! E is so crazy about him, I’m sure he thinks he has 2 mommies!
M is our littlest lovely! He is our sleepy snuggle bug. He is small but mighty and all things magical. From the sweet smell of his fuzzy little head to the tips of his sweet little baby toes, he is perfect in every way. We are over the moon for our new little tiny guy. E and L just can't get enough of him. He is everyones baby! He's loved to the max!
Olli is our 4th little lovely. Our cherry on top of it all! She surprised us but we were thrilled. She was the other little girl her brother and sister had been asking for! She lives up to all her names. Olli Mae is just a beauty and so peaceful. Our itty Olli or Bitsy is tiny but fierce. She is strong and packs quite a punch! And our Ollipop is sweeter than pie. She completes our little family! She is truly our real live baby Dolli!
I am a 30ish year old wife of an amazing husband. We met in the summer of 2004 and have been inseperable ever since! I am also a mommy of three little lovelies. Our sweet baby Ella was born in October of 2007. Our middle man, Luca, came to join us on our crazy journey in August of 2010. Mighty Milo is our latest lovely joining us in November of 2013! I love to scrapbook, blog, clean, watch movies, and hang with friends and family. Mike loves to read and exercise. Mainly, we love to love on our sweet babes! They are the best thing we have ever done.