Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Best Weekend Ever

I have always loved Spring. Therefore, I have always loved Easter (even before the creation of Cadbury Mini Eggs I loved Easter, that just heightened the love.) Anyway, this year it was the best times 10! Easter, Spring Break, Baby Animal Day, and my baby's second birthday all rolled into one awesome weekend. Best weekend ever!
1. Baby Animal Day:
My cute husbie took me there our first year of marriage knowing that from that point on I could never divorce him due to the immense gratitude for him for bringing this perfect event into my life. I love everything about it. I love the mud, I love the animal poop, I love that I can just walk up and shove kids out of the way in order to pluck up a baby duck and hold him in my hands. It is simply perfect and this year was no exception. Addi was pumped, she got to run around outside and scream animal sounds and pet all sorts of animals. We went with her two grandmas her little girl cousins and her aunt. I think her favorite was the "Camel Ride" which is really just a horse ride but there is the one Wiggles song that they go on a camel ride so now that is just what any ride has turned into. She was so ticked when I took her off! My favorite was the Pygmy goats. Holy Moses were they cute! Seriously, I wanted to hold it to my chest for the rest of my life and just look in his (or her, I cant tell) eyes. Trying to decided how many I will own when we get our house.

2. Addi's Birthday Party:
Since Addi's actual birthday was on Easter, we had her party on Friday. Did she really know what was going on? No, but she was pumped to get balloons and play with her cousins and have everyone give her lots of crap. It was awesome and she had a blast. She was thrilled to get new little dollies and then her crafty little mama made her an awesome little house if I do say so myself:

Notice the nightgown? No she did not wear that to the party but as soon as she opened it she had to put it on!

The house goes over just a regular card table and it is made of felt. I saw them on Etsy but I am much too cheap to pay what they wanted so about $20 and about 9000 hours later she had her house. All the stuff comes off so she can pick apples or plant flowers or feed her dog. Mostly she just sits inside and plays with her dollies or watches movies. She is cute. I like her.
3. Easter Egg Hunt 2009:
I have helped my brother MC the Roy Easter egg hunt for the last few years and usually have success at it. Not so much this year. I would like to blame the crappy speaker system. I would like to blame Addi for freaking out right before it started over the fact that no one would just let her go pick up some damn bubbles. I would like to blame the stupid kids for not listening to me correctly. But alas, the blame falls on me for saying some of the worst words ever:
"Three minutes to GO until the start of the hunt" Was what I said. They just heard the GO part. Then I started screaming:
"No, NO, NOOOOO" Which I assume sounded more like "Go, GO, GOOOOOOO!" needless to say once they went, they were not coming back and I stood there like a fool waiting for crazy moms to come up to me and say how I ruined their kids entire Easter. Luckily they remembered that it was all free candy and there was not too many people that wanted to rip my throat out.

4. Easter/Real Birthday:
Again, I love Easter so I was automatically thrilled to wake up. When we went downstairs and she saw her basket she screamed "BUNNY!" and ran to her stuff. She was excited to get an Ariel doll that went in to tub with her, she liked her new Monsters Inc movie, but the candy was not such a hit. She got some cotton candy (who hates cotton candy, come on Addi) and as soon as it hit her tongue she started scraping it off with her nails to try to rid her mouth of the wicked melting confection. Marshmallow frogs, also spit out. However, her dad's Reece's eggs were good enough to eat several of! The hunts were alright, she was not too into them but picked up some eggs occasionally. Good day. She really did have no idea it was her real birthday though, whenever someone would ask her whose birthday it was she would promptly say that it was the bunny's.
Cute Hu?


Laura said...

Looks like you had a great weekend! I was sad we didn't see you at baby animal day, did you go on Saturday? Wasn't it so awesome this year? Every year it gets better and better!
I love the house you made Addi! I totally want one!
Love the story about the Roy egg hunt, HILARIOUS!!
Happy birthday Addi
ps- I ran into your Mom at Smith's Sunset on Monday, I really like her! She is such a cute Mom, and so very kind! You're very lucky, but I'm sure you know that;)

McKelle said...

Can you believe that Addi is 2? Me neither! AND I can't believe you made that cute little house. Look at're becoming a little seamstress aren't you. Now you can make your own "costumes" and save you tips for something else.

Love you. When are we getting together again? Laine is 2 months now. Really. It's time to see each other again.

Janika said...

SO much FUN! Tell addi happy birthday ...and the bunny too! you are the cutest mom ever! addi always looks so cute. lets get together soon!

Platt Family said...

Happy birthday to Addi! She is so cute! Looks like you guys had a really fun and busy weekend!

TC Jolley said...

Happy Birthday Addi, I can't believe she's 2 Mand, where does the time go? I must see her this summer while I'm in Utah... got it? She's adorable... which one of my sons is she going to marry? Miss ya.

Melissa said...

Oh you are the cutest mom ever! Where is this 'baby animal day'? Looks like so much fun!

I can't believe that Addi is 2!!! She is a mini Mandy! Super cute!

I love that little house you made. That is so creative...and probably really did take 9,000 hours to make. I love that all the stuff comes off so she can pick the apples or plant the flowers. Ahhh... Way fun!

And who hates cotton candy! ha ha You'll have to work on that! She is so adorable!

Jodi said...

I want Addi's easter bunny to come to MY house! He doesn't mess around! Also...the house you made? Genius. My friend, Mandy. The Creative Genius.

fidge said...

Mo.....I thought about you when i read about baby animal day in Logan. I want to go some year. I, too, have always loved baby animals. I also thought of Addi on her birthday, but we were so busy not celebrating Easter for the true reason...we were busy hiding 210 eggs for our adult children to fight over. It was pretty funny...we'll talk later. I am also impressed with your domestic talents. Ava's other grandma made a house for Ava like that. So dang cute. Give your mom a kiss for me. I love you so. PAJ

Us said...

Perhaps Addi could have helped Kale get into the spirit of things. (check my blog.)

Lori said...

How fun! I totally want to make my kids one of those houses. That is adorable. I need to come visit and get pictures so I know how you did it. You are always doing such creative things! HAppy Birthday Addi!

millisue said...

Mandy what the frick? Where did you learn how to sew and be so dang domestic. I thought since I'm a Tomboy that I am exempt from being domestic but there you go screwing that up. I love it. i wish I lived by you so you could teach me. Addi is so dang cute and growing. What a lovely family you have.

Jennica said...

I can't stop laughing! First the image of you knocking all the kids over so you can hold all the baby animals! (I just hope Addi isn't one of the kids) And then the Easter hunt story!, and Addi trying to scrape the cotton candy off her tongue! ....all your wonderful stories REALLY makes me wonder how incredibly awesome your girl is going to turn out. I bet she's a riot! She will be the coolest kid ever. I really need to come for a visit.

And the house you made was amazing along with the friggin' huge Easter basket! Wow! Addi's pink outfit at the hunt was so cute and her Easter dress too! Such fun with a little girl on Easter.

Cynthia and Bryan said...

Glad you have a crush on Knox because Addi is pretty dang cute- we might be able to reach some agreement on a future marriage :) Love her Easter dress. Are you sure you want a side pic this is my 3rd baby !! I feel gigantor already- none of this skinny prego stuff in the fallowfield household. Well glad that things are going well I will talk to you soon.

Megann said...

I love that you always make stuff for Addi, it is time consuming but don't you feel proud? I always do, I can't believe she is 2! She is super cute, we need to run unto each other again. I heard a rumor I wanted to talk to you about.

Cheyenne said...

Happy late birthday Addi!!! I love the night dress! What a cutie, I feel sad I'm missing all this growing up she's doing. We were in Roy a few days ago and Hallie kept asking to "see if Addi's home" it was a school day and it looked like you weren't there. :( it was a sad drive home.
The house is so adorable I am amazed at your sewing talents! Some day I will dream of doing big projects like you, but I can't even dream it yet. All things Mandy are amazing :) Yup I'm jealous. We miss you guys!

Brian and Lauren said...

You might be one of the craftiest people on this planet! Sooo cute! I love Addi pics! Please post more and more! Plus, that pic of you with a goat made my day :) It makes me want a goat!