Monday, April 25, 2011


Well, Saturday I turned 29 and then Sunday we celebrated Mckinley's first Easter. I don't know if my birthday has ever been that close to Easter.

Anyway, like I said before, Brandon surprised me with a new computer. Other celebrations included eating at Texas Roadhouse, going to see Limitless in the theater while Shellee watched Mckinley (thank you so much Shellee!), eating at JCW's and renting Hereafter from redbox and watching it at home.

On the morning of my birthday we brought Mckinley to the 6th Ward (where we used to live) easter egg hunt. She was adorable to watch.

She seemed to know that those bright colored eggs weren't supposed to be there in the grass. She would pick them up and then hand them to me or Brandon to see what was inside.

We spent a little bit of time at the mall and Mckinley was having a ball just cruising around on her own. (Love that little belly poking out.)

We met up with my sister Kristen who treated me to some Cold Stone ice cream for my birthday. Mckinley got her free kids creation and pretty much ate the whole thing. And then played with the spoon forever.

On Sunday afternoon we went to Brandon's parents' house for their huge annual easter egg hunt where everyone ends up with as much candy as they get on Halloween! I just love the pictures of Mckinley bending over to pick up her eggs.

She has been sick this week and she missed one of her naps on Sunday so she's not smiling in ANY of her pictures. But she's still as cute as ever.

As soon as she sat down by her basket(s) she just wanted to pull all the eggs out.

Or dump the whole basket over.

Brandon's mom prepared some personal strawberry shortcakes for me and Dallin to celebrate our birthdays. His is on Tuesday.

And 2 pictures real quick that I just can't help posting because they are so adorable. Mckinley always leans over the tub and feels the water coming out when I'm getting her baths ready.

One of her many cute sleeping positions. She's usually on top of her blanket somehow.

Now let's back up to last Saturday. We took Mckinley on a picnic to Nelson's Grove Park. Her cute little neck and arms got a little pink but it went away really fast. We're still hoping she has Brandon's skin, not mine. :)

She loved checking out the ducks over at the pond. She is going to be so much fun this summer. And the next one, and the next one.

See that open mouth and pointed finger? Yeah, she liked the ducks.

Tonight my parents are having us over for my birthday. I have to admit, I like it when the birthday celebrations are spread out a little. Makes it last longer. :) I'm excited to spend some time with my parents. I want to soak up every minute I can with them before they're gone again.


Megan Erickson said...

Happy Birthday Stephanie..
Cute pictures of Mckinley!

3boys2girls said...

Happy Birthday!! 1st any/everythings are always fun!

Jamie said...

Happy Birthday! Now I know I'm 10 years older than you! :)
sounds like you had quite a celebration. I'm glad there are people who take care of you because you are pretty special! Love the pictures of McKinleys' first easter egg hunt. It's so fun to experience all the holidays through your kids.

nora.lakehurst said...

Happy Birthday! Ethan just turned 10 crazy how fast time flies. Pretty soon you will be celebrating M's 1rst Birthday :( Well happy but sad all at the same time. What cute little parents you are. And I didnt realize how close we are in age. :D
Have a great one.