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Monday, April 09, 2007

Magical Moments

Last week Emily from Lovely And Amazing tagged me for a "Magical Moment Monday" in which she shared a magical moment in her daughter's life, and asks "what magical moments do you have in your life?" Unfortunately I was too sick last week to get a post up, but I have one now!

When you have kids holidays become some of those magical moments. To see the excitement, wonder and pure joy in their faces on something that is out of the ordinary of the day-to-day life. Kayla gets such a kick out of dunking eggs in the colored water and watching them change color. She has such fun running around trying to find the eggs and holds each one up as if it were something never seen before. So here are some pictures of our "magical moments."

At Joe's squadron's BBQ last week.


Wouldn't be complete with a trip down the slide!


She absolutely LOVED going on this "zip line"


She did pretty well holding on by herself too.


Coloring the eggs her own special design


Having fun dunking the eggs


Watching as they magically change color.


We didn't have the snow a lot of you had for Easter, but it was a bit chilly here, so Kayla had the perfect warm dress (from her grandma) to wear to church.






and of course a video clip...I love how when something is fun and she wants to do it again she says, "again?!" And in her Easter basket (besides a few chocolate pieces) she found sunglasses, playdough, chalk, and a jump rope. She is so cute trying to jump rope!

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

How adorable! I was having such a bad day today. Everything that could go wrong happened. I saw a Kayla video and got cheered up. Her videos always bring a smile to my face. I just love how she jump ropes! That is just so cute. I remember when your godchild did the same thing!I had to play the video again to watch her jumprope. She looks so grown in her dress from grandma!The pictures are so cute.You all look so nice.
love ya, mimi

Tammy said...

Oh, so precious! I love all the pictures and her video made me smile too...(and I'm not even related to her, I can only imagine the joy she brings to "Mimi"!)

I LOVED seeing her try to jump rope!

So glad you all had a nice Easter!
(((HUGS)))

Cheryl Wray said...

Oh, the pictures are WONDERFUL!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Amy said...

Michelle, the pictures are all just adorable! I love the ones with her with just daddy and then mommy. It is so fun to watch new discoveries through our child's eyes. I always fell like a kid again!

I hope you don't get tired of reading this and I'm sure others feel the same way, but that daughter of yours sure can make my days brighter. Not that I have a bad life~I did just win another prize as you know! LOL! But she is such a sweetheart. I am looking forward to reading the book. I'll let you know when I get it!

In His Love, Amy

Linda said...

It's such a blessing to be able to capture these magical moments for all time. Those are indeed some pretty precious moments. I love her Easter dress - just perfect.
I wanted to share a precious moment from our choir practice with you. One of the men who sings on the praise team has a little girl, Holly, who has Downs Syndrome. She is a few years older than Kayla. She is the sweetest little girl. She likes to come to practice with her Dad. She just stands quietly by his side the whole time, listening to the music and watching him sing. She never makes a peep and never even moves away from his side. I just love watching her watching him.
Thanks for sharing so much of your magical moments. It blesses my heart.

Shelley said...

Oh those photoes are just gorgeous and I loved the montage - I took the link from yours to finally have a go at doing one for Hannah this morning. The skipping rope was so cute - I hope she has lots of fun jumping!

Carrie! :o) said...

Oh how cute! You're right ~ magical moments, for sure! I'm so glad she enjoyed Easter so much this year. The pictures are precious!!

Emily Elizabeth said...

Oh SO magical! I love this post! I love the video of Kayla coloring her eggs and playing with her jump rope! Her daddy looks positively radiant next to her :)

So jealous about the "zip line" - wowsa would EJ love that! All we have are swings and slides...

Same magical place, same magical time next Monday...if you want to make some more magic that is! Of course, I haven''t gotten mine up yet (shame, shame)...

Anonymous said...

Always, Always brings a SMILE TO MY FACE, AUNT KELLY'S AND GRANDPA KEN'S. :) In fact, Great Aunt Debbie told me on the phone that you had pics of Kayla, Easter pics and I said, ok, bye and flew upstairs to get to the computer!!!! Loved the pics and video and especially LOVED the pic of Kayla and Joe and Kayla and you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The dress is perfect for a little girl!!! so pretty and makes her look like a 3 1/2 year old!!! Yes, those magical moments are treasures forever and makes us reflect on what is really important in the world... Our children......That God has so blessed us with.....Love Grandma/Mom

Anonymous said...

oh loved the video of her REALLY jump roping!! :) I know, I know, she wasn't actually getting the rope under her feet and over her head, but, hey she had the rope and she was jumping!!!:) Love MOm

Princess Morgan said...

What beautiful pictures! You guys make such a lovely family. Kayla is so lucky! Hope you has a great Easter!

K.T. said...

I love the pictures of you and Joe and Kayla!!!Adorable.What a wonderful easter you all had!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Oh so sweet! I just love the pictures of her and they truly are magical. The video is just the cutest :) I always enjoy seeing Kayla's videos. The picture of you with Kayla is gorgeous!!

chelle said...

Wow ... Kayla looks so grown up in those pictures!! So gorgeous!

PEA said...

I have a huge smile on my face after watching that video...Kayla tends to do that to me! lol I so loved all the pictures and the video...I love seeing children enjoy all the Easter bunny stuff:-) xox

Tracey said...

Loved that jump roping. And who was the great guy who put on the bunny suit? That wasn't your husband, was it?

Omaha Mama said...

Okay - now I feel so guilty! In my post today I went on and on about how not fun dying eggs was! :-) The pictures are beautiful - Grandma will be so proud that Kayla wore that dress for Easter! Love the bunny costume!

Cat Lady said...

She is so cute! I loved the video! Nice pictures, thanks for sharing. Its nice to see things like this after a very loooonnnggg work day!

And K- you jump rope much better than I do!

JennaG said...

What a wonderful post--love all the pictures. Kayla looks so sweet and precious in that little dress! Glad you had a great Easter.

Trace said...

Awww the pics are so cute!!

Beck said...

Kayla is just the cutest girl - that video of her with her jumping rope was adorable. What a sweetheart!

LauraJ said...

omg! those pics, that video the sweet little adorable face!! can i shrink her and put her in my back pocket?! she can be my pocket kayla!

L. Noelle said...

Thanks so much for sharing the great pictures and video! She is so cute! It looks like she's definitely going to have fun with the jump rope!

Sara said...

Oh Michelle, I love my daily does of Kayla! She is growing so fast..I remember that adorable little cheerleader you had doing a bearwalk in her picture, now she is a little lady all dressed for Easter service!
Looks like you had a great Easter!

"Early Bird" said...

what precious pictures and the video...Kayla jumping the rope put a big grin on my face!

Deb said...

Glad to see you're feeling better! Kayla looks adorable in her dress. Looks like you all had a wonderful Easter!

Thank you so much for the Thinking award; you are so precious!

Christina said...

Great pics, i lovethe dress! And the holidays really does turn magical and a lot more fun with a child around!

Jessica said...

Too cute! I love the pictures and the video!

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

Kayla is just to cute...loved the video of the jump ropin. What a great dress she had to wear. It was 77 and sunny here on Easter.

HUGS!

Nisa said...

I haven't seen the video yet cuz I'm at work right now looking at pictures of Kayla! Bad Nisa! The pictures are so beautiful. I love the first one of Kayla coloring eggs. She looks so peaceful and sweet. All the pics are great but that one just made me stop and stare for a sec. I love the zip line pics too. Joe looks like he's having as much fun as Kayla i those pics. We have a park with a zip line here, but it's all rusty and jerky and no fun at all anymore. Her Easter dress was too cute. She looks so grown and her hair looks perfect. Did you guys have nice weather? It was about 40 and gloomy/cloudy here but we had a blast anyway. I'll send a link to my pics soon. Thanks for coming out from behind the camera for the last pic before the video. You look great. And oh yeah... Nate got his e-card and wrote back to you already.

Bennetts said...

She is so sweet! I loved watching her jump rope, to cute!:)

Christine said...

Isn't Easter such a magical holiday? Kayla does look like she's having a blast on that zipline and coloring eggs. She looks adorable in her Easter dress too.
So glad you all had a nice Easter!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Aww, what a wonderful collection of your Easter pictures! I absolutely love the picture her looking up from writing on the egg with a crayon before dyeing it. She looks like such a big girl!

And wow Michelle, it's now wonder that Kayla is so lovely. You and Joe are two truly beautiful people.

Thanks for sharing such a special weekend with us.

amy flege said...

can she get any cuter???? she looks like she had a fun easter. i love the sweater dress!!

Nisa said...

okay, I just watched the video. That was soooooo cute watching her jump rope! awww!

Overwhelmed! said...

Oh, what adorable pictures! I can see why you consider these magical moments! Thanks for sharing, Michelle!

Rae said...

Awww, all of the pictures are so adorable!! I love them..and the video too! I'm glad Kayla had such a great time on Easter and loved everything, she's so adorable with her jump rope. Hope you're having a great week! =)

~Melissa~ said...

What a beautiful series of photos. Her smile is so joyful!

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Loved the video and the pictures are so great! What a beautiful family you are!

-Andrea

S. said...

You have a totally beautiful family, I could look at pics of Kayla all day!

Beth said...

What a sweet, beautiful girl! Looks like she truly enjoyed the Easter traditions!

Nicole said...

Magical girl, magical moments! Beautiful family. Much love!

Shannon said...

Your little girl is so beautiful! I especially love the way that sometimes when she smiles it looks like she is winking with her right eye! So beautiful!

stanko4jc said...

She's so beautiful....not sure how I came across your blog, but I'll be a reader from now on! God Bless you.

Kari said...

WOW how Kayla has grown is one short year. I remeber her last year egg colouring. Your DH is so awsome :)!!I have had so much cathing up to do I have been not following all my Fav blogs. Just been busy enjoying life. Glad to see yur all doing so well!!!