Back to Work

Back to work for me and back to school for Abby. I had mountains and mountains of e-mail to sort through today. In fact, eight hours wasn’t enough, so I headed back up to work after dinner in the hopes of getting all my e-mail sorted out. It only took another four hours, but I did get through all of it.

The girls didn’t do much today after Abby got out of school. They went and got the Sequoia washed at the car wash. Jennifer said that there was actually a lot of people there and it took over an hour to get the car washed.

Today’s picture is from Easter morning. Emily found an egg, but she’s still gripping the Dora video she got from the Easter Bunny.

The Easter Bunny Arrives

We were awaken early this morning to Abby’s exclamations that the Easter Bunny had arrived. They opened up their Easter baskets which were full of candy and presents. They each got a video: Emily received a Dora the Explorer video and Abby received Shark Tale. Once their baskets were open they ran around the house collecting eggs which the Easter Bunny had hidden. Emily was more interested in opening up and watching the Dora video than looking for eggs.

Afterwards, we went to church and I snapped today’s picture once we got home of the girls in their Easter dresses. After lunch Emily and Jennifer took a nap while Abby and I watched Shark Tale. It was better than Robots, but I still don’t think it’s up to Shrek quality.

For dinner we had a big meal with ham, mashed potatoes, and an apple pie for desert. We ate at our new dining room table for the first time in order to break it in. Hope everyone out there had a nice and safe Easter Sunday.

One last milestone today. This marks around a year since I created Frenchville.net. Previously it was called the French Family Web site and didn’t have it’s own domain. It was this time that I started doing regular blog entries. Here’s to many more years of blogging about the happenings of our family.

Easter Egg Hunt

Today was the big Easter egg hunt up at church. This is actually our third time we’ve attended the event over our time here. How time passes so fast. The first year Emily was just a baby sitting on the picnic blanket. Last year she was just wandering around barely understanding what was going on. This year Emily was a pro. She was raring to go out and get eggs. As they have in previous years, they had a couple of bounce houses and horses for the kids to ride. Abby and Emily did both. We were quite impressed with Emily wanting to ride the horse. She wasn’t sure at first, but once she saw the other kids riding, she was up for it and giggled the entire time.

Bambi and the Park

Today we went to breakfast at Peach Valley Cafe, which is usually our Saturday breakfast spot, but we decided to get out this morning since we are going to an Easter egg hunt tomorrow. Afterwards he headed to the park to let the girls play around for a while. Today’s picture is from a couple of days ago when we visited the park.

This afternoon I went in for a dentist appointment to get a few fillings patched up. If you haven’t noticed, we tried to get a lot of our appointments out of the way this week since I’m was off from work. An Easter present arrived for the girls from Nana and Poppy. They sent some clothes and the Disney movie Bambi. The girls spent the rest of the afternoon watching their new DVD.

Shopping at the Mall

Today was just a trip to the mall and then an excursion to Chuck E Cheese. At the mall, Jennifer got a new iron work to go over the new china hutch kind of like the plaques that hang in our living room (you can see them in the video). I picked up the next book I’m going to be reading, The Mythical Man-Month. It’s about how adding software engineers to a project doesn’t always improve efficiency, in fact it can sometime make it worse. For me, the book is kind of topical.

Today’s picture is actually a video. Emily is dancing to “Livin’ La Vida Loca” at the end of Shrek 2. At first she doesn’t know I’m filming her and then she turns around and says, “cheese”, but continues to dance. Notice at the end of the song how all the characters at the end of the video freeze and she does the same. I only recommend watching the video if you have a high speed connection. It’s a 12 MB download.