This is what we do for the joy of the King,
For His peaceable Kingdom,
For a world in despair.
And this is why we bring any hope we can give,
Any bread from the table,
Any touch of His hand.
This is what we do.
This is where we go.
This is why we sing.
This is how we live.
This is who we are.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Easter Bunny Experience

Today was the big day:  taking the girls to South Coast Plaza for pictures with the Easter Bunny. We did this with Haley three years ago. For some reason, Lexi never went to meet the EB last year. Probably because she was so skittish with Santa the previous winter. We assumed Emily would be thrilled to have the experience, even though she's only 16 months old.  Uh, we were wrong.  (Much, if not all, of Emily's unhappiness was due to the fact that she had a lip-busting fall at home before coming to the mall.  That would have ruined ANYBODY'S morning!)

Famous South Coast Plaza was the scene of the event.  We got there early, so we didn't have to deal with long lines of kids and parents.  We actually had time to get our bearings and let the kids get the lay of the land.

Lexi was fascinated by the "rabbit hole."  The mall folks borrowed copiously from the Alice in Wonderland story...a white rabbit with an umbrella and a watch.  Definitely in a hurry...late for a very important date.

I caught this shot of Haley...she looked so grown up to me.

One of Emily's few happy moments of the morning.  Here's she's sporting her edgy Converse tennies.  So crazy cute.

Lexi and Haley chilling for a few minutes while the parents picked the professional shots. Haley couldn't resist the funny faces.

Sweet sisters. Beautiful picture.

This was just not Emily's year to be a bunny fan.
Tears or no tears, she's a cutie!

The money shot...Happy Templeton girls,
not-so-happy Johnson girl.


Heidi said...

They're all so adorable! That one shot of Haley by herself - she totally reminds of Kristi...

Thanks for sharing!

johnsonandjohnson said...

totally totally biased....but I think my daughter is ADORABLE!!! Are you kidding me with those converse and dress? Only she can pull it off!

Sorry she was such a grump. At least we'll have a memory, right?

Kristi said...

i love my family.

Lyn said...

Ditto to Kristi - What a sweet memory. I'm so glad we could do this together Saturday. I love you all so much!!