Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Fun and Rain Boots

Hope you had a wonderful Easter!! Sorry I have been MIA for awhile...we hosted most of the Easter festivities and I was busy busy all weekend! Warning - this post has MANY pictures!

Our Easter weekend was wonderful!! Friday night, Shane and I hosted our Annual Egg Dying Party with the fam. All the Brown cousins were there...and well it was utter chaos. Between Caiden chunking eggs in the cups of dye, Sterling making our only spill (although he and Lane made the prettiest eggs), Claire and Clayton precisely working on their eggs and completely irritated with the little ones, to my little maniac O trying to actually drink the egg dye, we laughed and had a great time!!! It really was a great time and I would not have had it any other way!! Please note: Owen was dressed super cute in a turquoise blue polo, but Poppy came over that afternoon with a new McFadden jersey and well...the rest was history =)...
Owen being the ladies man - I guess we got more pics of him that night - he must have been more willing to pose than Claire bear...Tara's photo op with all the kids =)!

Then Saturday Shane and I went to the Easter Drama at Mom and Jake's church. That night we stayed up late as Claire refused to go to bed, anxious for the Easter Bunny. We put together the kiddos baskets, even one for Miss Bree! In addition to other new toys and clothes, Claire and O both got new rain boots and umbrellas! As well, the weather was fore casted to be COLD AND RAINY and on Easter, Shane went ahead and hid eggs downstairs for the kids (like the Easter bunny did it)... Claire's basket!Owen's basket!Bree's basket - and some close ups of some of the gorgeous things that I have picked up for her...Then on our way to church...Owen refused to remove his rain boots! He was already in a bad mood so there was no way I was going to remove the boots =)...but I think they were too cute!!Testing our umbrellas in the terrible Easter weather...=)After church Sunday, Shane and I had both of our big families over for Easter dinner. The food was delicious and the company was great!! What a great way to celebrate our Savior and how He saved us all!! We are so thankful for our life and all of our friends and family!!!
And last I had to include pictures of the kids this morning in their new duds from the Easter Bunny! Owen is STILL wearing the rain boots and refuses to wear any other shoes...
Have a great week!!!

28 comments:

Kristy said...

I am giggling about the boots... he is such a cutie. And I love Claire's curls!!! I haven't even THOUGHT to put those in Keira's hair! Hot roller curls fall out in like 30 minutes.
AND where is a baby bump picture, lady? We want to see Bree!! =)

Amanda said...

Ha! Owen could choose far worse things to want to wear all the time! The boots are great! And Claire looks so pretty with the curls! Happy Easter!

Dallas said...

I saw him when I went to pick up nora this morning and laughed at his boots. i thought they looked adorable!

morewineplease said...

OH!MY!WORD!!! Of course you got that little Bree an Easter Basket! LOVE IT!!!!!!!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

their easter baskets were so adorable! and I love everything you got bree! we loved using those foam rollers when we were little, soo cute! i so wish we had all those cousins for babyboy to get to play with!=) so sweet! and you're lookin' cute too lady!!

Kerri said...

Love the boots it sounds like something Abby would do. Ahh the middle child.

My name is Megan... said...

I'm glad you all had a happy Easter! I LOVE LOVE all the pics. You guys are so cute. Miss Bree's basket is adorable. You are super mom! xoxo

alyssa said...

so much fun!! the rain boots & umbrella sure came in handy!! love bree's basket!! see you 2morrow!!

Elizabeth said...

Looks like such a fun family weekend! :)

Brown Four...Never a Dull Moment said...

Great pictures! Loved Owens boots and Claire's curls! Thanks for having us over...the boys had a great time!

CAMoore said...

As I was reading about the boots I had in my mind that Owen was going to be hooked and not want to wear anything else! haha

You guys sure did have a wonderful Easter! I can't believe you did all that at YOUR house....I hope you let Shane clean up! :)

AmyT said...

love the pics...diggin' the cow boots!!!!! I remember as a child taking pics on easter morning with the little sponge curlings in my hair ;-)

Elizabeth said...

The rain boots are cracking me up...love that he doesn't want to take them off. At least he doesn't sleep with them on...or does he? :)

Tara Gibson said...

hahah owen and those boots! too cute! Love all the pics! The kids looked adorable all weekend..

ps. Wanna start making your sisters easter baskets! They made a haul!

Amanda said...

Owen's cow boots with his shorts are too hilarious! So cute!

Kim at Scarlett Boutique said...

What a great Easter weekend we had, bad weather and all! Those pictures of Claire in her rollers take me back to Easters past when you girls all had your hair rolled and what organized chaos Sunday mornings were! Aw, memories!

writing4612 said...

Claire looks cute! That's too funny about the boots, but he does look cute!

I've got an award for you on my blog. I don't know if you got my commment on the last post.

writing4612 said...

I forgot to say I'm thinking about getting that grey cardigan you were wearing in the blue.

Nessa said...

Your second picutre, of O is so precious!!! How can yo unot fall in love with a little boy like that?? ...and his boots, haha! Claire as usual looks lovely, her new outfit is cute! =)

On another note, have you been doing with your pregnancy? I hope all is good! I can't wait to see #3 in a few more months!

Suzette said...

I love all the pics and the boots are precious!

Stylish Housewife said...

Oh my gosh!!! Your kids are soooooo cute! You are making me want kids with those two adorable little ones! How do you not just want to squeeze them all the time?

Love Claire's sponge curlers and Owen wearing the cowboy boots all day. So adorable!

amywelborn said...

Cute easter baskets! Love that Bree got one too. Love the 2nd pic of Owen...adorable!

The Heckathorns said...

I love the rain boots! :) Owen is too cute for words! And of course a McFadden jersey is worthy of wearing over cute clothes. (even if it is a Raider jersey. McFadden rocks!)

Claire has the poses down! Future supermodel!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Love the baskets and photos and rain boots!

Lisa said...

I love that he wont take off his boots. Hubby, baby and I were at Home Depot this past weekend and there was a little boy with his dad wearing rain boots, shorts and a batman cape. Some parents may think this is inappropriate. I on the other hand thought it was adorable!!!!

Lisa said...

oh and yes he had a t shirt on too! lol

Maggie said...

GREAT pictures, Rachel!!! I love their baskets, too - they turned out SO cute!! =)

Owen and those boots - so funny he won't take them off!! =)

Heather said...

Owen's boots are so cute, love their baskets! Those flowers are cute too! Great pics all around!