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It Rained Today

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Introducing…

Nope,  not Deuce the Caboose although he’s sure to be here before we know it!  But we had three friends who had babies last week.  All precious, adorable little girls, and I can’t help but show them off!

Meet…

Evangeline Piper Suh

Audra Neel Hall

and Ainsley Elizabeth Bean!

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Easter is such a great time to celebrate….the greatest day to celebrate!  We celebrate to rejoice in our risen King, to praise our Savior for conquering the grave, to thank Him for giving us the hope of restoration, and to worship a God who is alive and seated on His throne forever!

We also celebrate the Easter traditions that are a fun and exciting part of our culture, Easter egg hunts, the Easter bunny, and a meal with friends and family!

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The Saturday before Easter, The Austin Stone hosted an Easter egg hunt down at Zilker park.  4,000 eggs were hidden for kids of all ages to find, and GTB was determined to win:

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A real live Easter bunny (this made us miss Bandit!)

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On Easter Sunday, we celebrated with a host of friends, mostly college students we know from the Stone.  For lunch, we decided to try a waffle bar (thanks for the idea Morgan!), and it was a definite success and do-again.

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The day was complete with an Easter egg hunt.  Instead of hiding real eggs, we hid plastic eggs.  To entice the college students to play along with our games, we hid cash in seven “golden eggs.”  Clay was the big $20 winner, but two of the eggs went unfound…discovered by OTown and GTB later in the week.img_9513

GTB finally got to find his “bunny basket,” which he had been talking about constantly for two weeks.  He was not disappointed 🙂

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Clay and Nolan enjoying waffles

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Gary, Stephen, and Michael enjoying waffles

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Scott and GTB playing with GTB’s new bubble wand

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And of  course, there was Easter egg dying to be had.  Most of the eggs were dyed by our friends while GTB was napping, but he was not to be outdone….he just redyed all of their eggs after he woke up.  The pictures do a decent job of documenting the progressive destruction of our kitchen table.

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Finally, GTB, OTown, and of course, Grr (yes, Grr is dressed up in a tie) went to church at The Stone….the highlight of the day!

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At the beginning of April, Toodus turned 28!  His bash was not quite as crazy as GTB’s, but we had a great time celebrating.  Todd opened his presents while we were all still in pajamas…

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and among other great gifts, we surprised him with a Wii!

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We spent the afternoon at Independence Brewery (thanks Lindsay!) and it is now one of our favorite Austin events.  Free brewery tours and beer tasting the first Saturday of every month!img_9227

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GTB’s not 21 yet, so he settled for a root beer.

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We left the Brewery to meet up with friends for an evening of cake and Wii.  GTB is sitting on our friend Sally’s lap, and at some point in the near future, I just might have to post a series on the awesome facial expressions Sally displayed during this intense game of MarioKart.

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Happy 28th Birthday baby!

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Two Much Two Handle

The week after GTB’s 2nd birthday, we threw him a surprise 2nd birthday party!  He was most definitely surprised!  Over 100 friends packed our living room to wish the Bus happy birthday, and he loved every second of it.  He now has surprise parties with his stuffed animals, and constantly reminds us about “the guys” coming over to his house to sing happy birthday and play bubbles.    He’s bound to love Ellie’s surprise party next week, and he’ll know exactly what to do!

Thanks to all our friends for making GTB’s birthday such a hit!

The invite:

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The surprise:

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Blowing out his candles:

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Helping himself to TWO birthday cupcakes:

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It was Michael’ 28th birthday too!

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Hoarding the pinata candy (note:  do not buy a $3 pinata from Target…they break…which is the point, I know, but just trust me):

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Playing bubbles with Laura:

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Ellie:

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It looked a little bit like a frat party in front of our house:

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New T-Ball set from Sally, J, and Annie:

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Wesley fell into the pool..oops:

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Waiting to break the $3 pinata:

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Hanging out:

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Yes, there was a schoolbus at GTB’s 2nd birthday…and he noticed it (them?) immediately:

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Fun with glowsticks:

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And of course, fun with GeoTrax:

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Decorating balloons:

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Happy Birthday Bus!  We’re already looking forward to throwing you a celebration next year!

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Baseball

We’re having some fun with the gentrys watching some baseball tonight. It’s starting to feel like summer in Austin!

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He Made It!

GTB has officially survived two years and a month.  He had the time of his life celebrating his birthday, and loves to remind us that “All the guys sang happy birthday to you…no, to me!”

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A Donut for the Two Year Old

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Birthday Wishes from Grammy Pammy

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SeaWorld with the Gang

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Aunt Morgan and Boyfriend Cameron bought him his first Sharks!

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Dinner with Grandpa Buzzy and Grandpa Mahlon at the Gristmill

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Birthday Cake #1

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A Mighty Fine Birthday Celebration…at Mighty Fine

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Chuck E Cheese

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The Only Way to Win at SkiBall

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Hoarding his Prizes

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Presents and more Presents!

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Birthday Cake #2

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