How Many More Times Until Poppy and Dee Get Here???

That has been the most popular question around here followed up only by "then how many until Poppa & Gamma" question.  These are lucky boys because the Alabama and Florida spring break fell at the same time and they got visits from both sides.  

The first part of the week leading up to Easter we spent time with Poppy, Dee, and GG.  Waiting on them was torture.  Here is how we filled our time on Friday.


pizza for them. salad for me. 

grocery shopping to get all Poppy's favorites

orange peach popsicles for Eli 

Red ones for Beckett
And then finally they were here!  After dinner they unloaded the Easter surprises first.  I love that Justin and I got great baskets too. Seriously. The best.

Leonardo flashlights

Ninja Turtle rolling backpacks for all their turtle gear

power ranger night lights

love the ninja turtle hats

little mini cars

precious ninja turtle

late night car playing

and special toys Beckett picked out
On Saturday we had showings all throughout the day so time to load up and head out.  The boys had an easy job packing up their stuff in their new bags.  They also needed to wear their shirts of course.

Ninja turtles lets roll out 

We decided to spend the day in The Woodlands.  We had some shopping to do "of course" and their are lots of fun activities for the kiddos (and daddy's).

Beautiful sissy at Lululemon

Eli found something he liked
anthropolgie shopping
Yummy pizza lunch on the waterway..

loving playing with the dough

making snakes from the dough

how gorgeous is this pizza

happy pizza eaters

walking the waterway

The boys snuck off for some fun.  

boat ride

carousal ride

cotton candy ice cream with sprinkles

ice cream with Poppy

the girls choices

On Sunday we had a great day morning at church.  While Justin and I went to small group, Dee Dee, Poppy, and GG took the boys to see the Easter bun at their gym K2.  Thanks GG for the pictures.

Easter crafts

Saying hello to the bunny

a little encouragement


my sweet Easter bunnies

real bunnies!

loving the sweet little bunny

GG and the Easter bunnies

cookie decorating

sprinkles of course

lots of sprinkles

gym time!!! 

hugs and love for the Easter bunny
We got in lots of Easter activities at home too.  They loved hiding the eggs for Poppy and Dee Dee as much as finding them.

stinky orange eggs

We even found time for a little girl time while the boys napped.

spring pedicures for the girls 
With the grandparents around there are always so many fun and sweet memories.

fun new shaving soap

what handsome little men. Loving their new soap 
book reading
Silly teeth brushing

And as always, it goes to fast and before we knew it Tuesday came and our sweet family was headed back to Bama.  What a precious way to start our Easter week.   

The Riley's