Monday, April 13, 2009

"Blue sky, happy sun."

Happy Easter, everyone! Over the weekend we colored eggs, went to church to celebrate, and ate two fantastic meals with each of our parents and families. Peter and I are so grateful to live within a half hour of both our parents.
Anya Rashi had already grown out of the size two Easter dress I had so carefully planned on, so we improvised and she wore a pink and turquoise outfit we bought in India. The pants are still too long, but we rolled 'em up and she was really cute. I couldn't get her to stand still for a good picture yesterday, but I'll try to snap a photo the next time she wears the outfit.

One funny little surprise happened on Saturday during a visit to the grocery store, where there was a giant bunny handing out candy. That night during our bedtime songs, a wide-eyed Anya Rashi couldn't stop repeating, "Big bunny! Candy! Fun!"

She's been saying lots of funny things lately. At the park last week, she lolled back in the swing, gazing upward. I asked what she was looking at, and she replied dreamily, "Blue sky, happy sun."

She says a few things that crack us up because they're so grown-up sounding, like "Oh yeah . . . right!" and "Oh man!" She also says "Rats" and "Nuts," her mama's two favorite kid-friendly things to say when frustrated. (Could be a lot worse, right?)

She also insisted on calling her 15-year-old cousin Jonothan "Pinky" yesterday. She was using a empty paper towel tube as a telescope, sighting everyone in the room, and each time she saw him, she refused to say "Jono," and said "Hi Pinky!" instead. Jono was a very good sport about it. :o)

Yesterday for Easter dessert, we had pie with whipped cream on top. Not a fan of pie, Anya Rashi just wanted the whipped cream -- but she thought it looked like bath bubbles, and asked for seconds by saying, "More soap, please!"


Amy said...

Your kiddos are adorable - love the pics of them together. Anya's little conversations are SO cute :)

Adoption Blog said...

Darling! Just Darling!

Your kids are ADORABLE!


Tina and Todd said...

Anya looks so patient watching her egg get colored ... how cute!

Julie & Patrick said...

We haven't had an update in awhile. The kids look great. I have a feeling Anya and Devi would really hit it off. They seem to have similar silly traits. Devi's new word is phoey! So yes, your nuts, and rats could be much worse!!

Julie R

The Labontes said...

Glad you had a good Easter! Love the cute phrases kids come up with!

Jeff and Leslie said...

You have a beautiful family!

Pam said...

too cute!!

The Pfeiffer Family said...

Thanks for the updates. Anya has some pretty cute sayings! Kids say and do the funniest things sometimes. Happy belated Easter.

April :-)