Saturday, April 30, 2011

Flying with Daddy.

Matt flew a flight from Memphis to Springfield, so Elise and I used that opportunity to fly on his plane and visit MiMi and Papa for the weekend.

"Running" into Daddy at the Memphis Airport

Sitting on Daddy's lap in the cockpit.
I didn't snap any pics while in Springfield, but we had a fun and busy weekend and Elise, who never sleeps on the plane, slept a good hour from Memphis to Springfield. She was the perfect travel companion!! :)

Sunday, April 24, 2011


We had a fun Easter morning; we hosted breakfast at our house and had a fun egg hunt in the backyard.

The Easter bunny came!!
Daddy (and Jaws) helping Elise find the eggs.
Found one!
If you're counting, this is the 5th and final egg hunt (for 2011) at GiGi and Tompa's.
Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Egg Hunt Fun

Our second Egg Hunt of the week was hosted by my MOPS group. Everything this group does is amazing and the Egg Hunt was no exception. I am always in awe of these busy moms who take the time to help put on these events. A special shout-out to my friend Meghan who made 96 sack lunches for the kids, and even decorated the bags!!!!!! The party was a blast!

Picnic lunch
Egg Hunt!
With friends Jacob and Brooke.
Licking icing off of Brooke's fingers. Cute and gross at the same time ;)

Next Up- Egg Hunt at Concordia!!!

GiGi and Tompa joined the fun!

Marissa and Elise "inspecting" the eggs...
Enjoying Freddy's Custard.

Monday, April 18, 2011

A Royal Gathering

Princesses Sadie and Sydnie hosted their annual fabulous "Bunny and Me Princess Tea," complete with an Easter Egg hunt! It was amazing to see the differences in the princesses from last year to this year. This year Elise "got it" and totally played the princes part, including wanting to wear her dainty little gloves!!

With besties Marissa (middle) and Sydnie (right.)
Queen Melanie read an Easter book...
and then all the girls got to meet "Princess Ellie."
A yummy tea was served...
followed by an egg hunt!
As always, creativity was off the charts! :)

It was such a fun afternoon filled with friends; a perfect way to start Easter week!!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunset Tea Party

Friends Audrey, Elise, Reese, and Sarah were all models for our fav photographer's, Beth, Sunset Tea Party. Beth's vision was amazing!!! You can see her FB pics here.
LOVE this photo she captured of Elise.
and a few I snapped with my camera.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New Braunfels' Children's Museum

We have nearly weekly playdates with Elise's friends Audrey and Marissa, yet we (the slacker moms) never seem to pull out our cameras. SO- I remembered to bring it along when we went to the McKenna Museum in New Braunfels (which is so totally awesome, and if you have not been, you must!!) The pictures aren't the greatest, but the girls had a blast!!!

Marissa and Elise.
The girls showing off their Easter craft.
Elise and Olivia.... if you haven't heard, Elise is obsessed with Olivia.
Cowgirls Elise and Audrey
And then she found "Baby."
And Baby never left her side.
We enjoyed a surprising peaceful lunch at Huisache Grill... the girls got their own table in the courtyard and thought they were so cool. :) Fun times with great friends!

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Elise's sweet teacher, Ms. Dana, sent me this video earlier this year (February) of Elise dancing in her classroom while they were eating lunch.