Jackson and Ansley spent the night with Mamaw Di and Papaw Fred the first Friday in April so they could get up super early and be by the creekside ready to throw their line in right at daybreak on Saturday. They caught six trout that day, and seemed to really enjoy their fishing trip with Papaw Fred! (It was realllly cold that morning.... which is why they had on so many clothes- ha!). They came home and cleaned the fish (okay, Papaw and daddy cleaned the fish) and then that night we had some yummy trout for supper. Jackson and Elsie are like their mama and don't love fish, but Ansley on the other hand ate quite a bit. The next night we had a little leftover and she even asked if she could have some fish tacos.
We had some beautiful days and while Jackson was at school, the girls and I spent every second we could outside. It was a long winter, and we were thankful we took advantage of the gorgeous weather, because by the end of April it was nasty, cold and lots of raining.... again. Vada Belle can now climb up the stairs on her little slide by herself, and I don't know who was more excited about this- her, Elsie, or Ansley. Ansley was busy this month with dance practices and rehearsals getting ready for the spring recital and ballet. When she wasn't dancing or stuck inside because of rain, she was outside playing with her siblings and finding bugs and worms to play with.
Jackson started t-ball this month and is absolutely LOVING it! The kids are so adorable to watch and very entertaining. He is still loving school, but I think he will be glad for summer break to be here (soon!).
Vada Belle turned 10 months old and loves playing with her brother and sisters. She is finally getting to where she realizes that it is okay if mommy is out of her sight for a second. Her favorite thing to do is eat, and that is something she never really stops doing. :)
This month I got to celebrate and stand beside one of my very dearest and best friend since kindergarten, Hope, while she said "I do" to her now husband! She was an absolute stunning bride, and the whole wedding and reception was so amazing.
I also had one of the biggest honors of my life, I got to be with another one of my best friends, Angela, and her sweet husband, Laramie, as they welcomed their second child into this world, baby Henry. It was such an amazing experience! I was in the operating room with them so I could take pictures of this wonderful moment, but I don't even have one picture of that sweet baby to post (don't worry- I did my job, I just had their camera.) :) I'll have to go steal one off of Angela's facebook or something....
We were also busy this month having wedding showers, craft nights, and getting ready for Leslie and Todd's big day... which I'll post some pics of soon. Here is a picture of a few of the cousins (several were out of town or working) celebrating Leslie.
And here are a couple "just because" pictures of my cute babies: