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Easter was a lot more fun this year (in my opinion) with Bryce because she could participate, and she loved it! She had so much fun trying to find the eggs around the yard. We did two egg hunts this year, one at Wes’ cousins house and one at my grandmothers house. The one at the cousins house had eggs with treats inside (and of course I had forgotten my camera…), but the eggs at my grandma’s were empty. Sad. Bryce was disappointed to say the least when she found nothing in the eggs the second time around.

But the pictures sure are cute 🙂

This is just one of many bunny decorations to be found at my grandmothers:

She was a super-speedy egg finder!

We had to keep stealing eggs out of her basket because we ran out of eggs to hide and she kept wanting to find more!

Some eggs were hanging out on dad’s feet. I remember finding eggs in my grandpa’s shirt collar, he was sitting in the same chair that Wes was sitting in. I think they would have gotten along 🙂

That face kills me 🙂

My grandmother grows the prettiest daffodils!

All done with the egg hunt this year.

We are so lucky to have a professional chef in our family! My aunt made the best coconut cake. Complete with peeps on top!

Bryce is still looking for candy in the eggs..

One more of the cake for good measure 🙂

And some beautiful tulips to end 🙂

I never thought I would love cloth diapers like I do, but man.. I’m addicted now! Happy 9th birthday Kellys Closet!

Go here to enter their giveaway for some free cloth diapers:
Bryce in gDiapers, just one of MANY CD options 🙂

Bryce and I went to this little place off of 15 called Pumpkinville with Keri and Hailey. I had such a good time! Bryce was having a great time until she fell down the slide backwards and Keri had to catch her. Then the rest of the day was really hit or miss with her sparkling attitude 🙂

Anyway, we saw tons of baby animals, and were allowed to pet a few, even though the girls wanted nothing to do with them. I bet next year they’ll be chasing them around. This is a long one, so hang on to your hats!:

This is Bryce staring down a turtle that is like 28 times her size. It’s hard to tell the turtle’s size in this picture, but really… 28 times is not much of an exaggeration. The thing was ENORMOUS!


Here’s one of the cute little goats (and a picture of it’s CUTE FEET) that the girls wanted nothing to do with…



Some scary emu’s,


a cute little ladybug! I put it on Hailey, but she was not as excited about it as I was…


This llama kept following us around. And I swear it wanted to step on all the kids but never did because it knew that it probably wouldn’t get fed anymore after that.


Chickens! They were playing in the sandbox that the girls wanted to play in. Awesome.


Seriously, all these fun animals to play with, and all these neat things to do and they want to play in the dirt. Bryce cried when I picked her up and we moved on. Mom of the year…



We went on an awesome hayride. We were the only ones on, which was nice. Although at one point I swear I thought we were going to tip into the pond. Not so awesome.


We found a moon-bounce! Which was also not so much fun to drag them away from..


What a looker 🙂


Sharing time in the wagon. Well, I guess not so much sharing was going on. It was more “you can look but if you touch it I’ll hit you.”


“My preeeciouuus…”  (oh man, those lips are killing me!)


Some goose gourds, or whatever they’re called.


The inspiration for the name of the place:


Cute little bugger:


Awww, she’s smiling!


Fun times had by all! Can’t wait till next year when they are big enough to not whine every 5 seconds. Yay!

After almost a week in the East Bay Area we went up north and stayed with some friends in Vacaville. Somehow they escaped without me taking any pictures of them… Anyway, we went up to Napa one of those days as it was only an hour away. We visited 2 vineyards (with a baby! You can do it too!): Frog’s Leap Winery and Peju Vineyards. Such fun 🙂 The scenery at Frog’s Leap was absolutely amazing! And the wine at Peju was just… mmmm…. yes please. They also make a Merlot chocolate sauce which I could DRINK everyday if I was allowed. We bought one can of it and, unfortunately, gave it to a friend. So now we don’t have any for us. Bummer.

Frog’s Leap:


Here’s one of the views at Frog’s Leap. It doesn’t even come close to the beauty that we really saw! And talk about lovely weather… *sigh*


This is the table next to where we sat. We got to hang out on a porch, overlooking gorgeousness whilst sipping on some wine and nibbling cheeses and crackers.


Here’s Bryce lounging in Wes’ chair. She could not have been a better or cuter baby 🙂

I want one of these in the next place we live. It’ll be a tough time drinking all that wine, but you know, we’ll suffer through it.


Just some mother/daughter bonding time. Well, she’s signing for Daddy, soo… whatever 🙂


Just some pretty little things.


This is by far one of my favorite images from the trip. We put Bryce in the middle of some vines and she just hung out and smiled 🙂 Seriously, we could not ask for a better child! I can’t wait to blow this up and frame it.

Peju Vineyards:


Here’s Bryce playing in one of the fountains at Peju. This was her favorite part of the day!


Inside the tasting room at Peju. What a beautiful room! The style was just stunning! But I was bummed, after tasting outdoors at Frog’s Leap, that we had to taste inside. But you know, we sucked it up 😉


Wes and Bryce having a head-butting contest. So apparently I didn’t have very many favorite pictures of Peju, but the wines overall were so much better than anything, so I guess I really didn’t care at the time!

Take 3 coming soon 🙂