Today was the community Easter Egg Hunt. I took Lady Bug to gather eggs with the other children in the neighborhood. She had tons of fun running around in the grass at the park. I snapped a bunch of pictures of her looking for the hidden eggs.
The grass looked soo vibrant in all of the pictures. It reminded me of a time I went to visit family in Tennessee and saw a man spraying green onto the grass in front of a business. I thought it was pretty strange at first. Then I saw another person spraying the same green substance onto his front lawn. I appreciate a nice looking lawn, but I’ve never considered faking it with spray paint.
With the weather getting warmer, outdoor water activities are lots of fun. Right now we generally visit a local community pool, but I’m thinking about other ideas. I’m not sure if having a pool of our own is really what I want but, I did take a look around to see what our options are. One website that I found that has a bunch of options for pools is doheny.com.
Doheny has a few different above ground pools to take into consideration. I was surprised to see quick pools not just in circles, but also in rectangles. All my life I’ve only seen above ground pools in big giant circles. They have eight different sizes to choose from in the quick pools section. They even throw in a free volley ball set when you buy certain sizes. If that’s not incentive enough to buy maybe the four payment plan will persuade me.
The addition of a pool to our backyard will really make the warmer seasons all the more enjoyable. A swimming pool water slide could be an nice piece to add to the pool too! Lady Bug would really have a blast sliding into the pool with her friends. If we want to get a slide though we have to make the commitment to an in-ground pool. Maybe I’ll just start her off with some diving sticks and pool noodles if we get an above ground pool. Either way, I know we’ll be happy.
It’s only two short weeks until Easter is here. I really haven’t done anything to prepare for it. I’m not sure if we are going to go to my family’s home or stay here. I know there are a few things we can do here in our own community if we want to. I even saw a community Easter Egg Hunt advertised at the church down the street for this coming weekend. I think it would be fun to take Lady Bug out and have her hunt eggs with other little girls and boys. I’m sure she would love running up and down the field with all of the other kids her age.
I also saw that our mall is having the Easter Bunny come visit for pictures. I’m not really sure how Lady Bug will react to a big guy in a bunny costume. There is only one way to find out. I’ll have to get her a really pretty dress to wear. Maybe I’ll even make her a cute hair bow.
Shopping for evening gowns is one of my favorite things to do of all time. Today I was invited to a charity ball. This means that I get to go dress shopping. I usually like to go window shopping online before I head out to the stores so I can get an idea of what is available and where. Tonight I hopped online and within minutes of searching I found some gorgeous Alex evening separates.
I usually go with a sleeveless gown, and in case I get cold I bring a coordinating shawl. Well, I don’t think I have to do that with the look I’m picking out this time. It’s an Alex evenings bolero jacket dress, and it’s absolutely spectacular. I love how the dress is fitted at the top and flows away from the body below that. It isn’t a huge puffy dress either which is a big plus. The sparkle on top is just enough. I’m not really a big fan of entire dresses that are sparkle from head to toe; I think they are a bit much.
I just need to find the perfect shoe to go with the dress and I’ll be set. My closet probably has something that would work, but a girl can never have too many shoes. I especially can’t turn down the chance to use my Alden shoes discount to get myself a new pair of heels.
I took Lady Bug to the pumpkin patch this afternoon. She really enjoyed seeing all of the people and soo many pumpkins. She ran around the patch trying to pick up the biggest pumpkins she could find.
In the end I convinced her that we should get two medium sized pumpkins that I could actually carry out of the place. I let her pick both of them out, one for her and one for me. She asked if we could go back again tomorrow. When I told her we had to wait to go back until next year she seemed a little disappointed. To help cheer her up I told get that we might be able to puck bigger pumpkins next time.