Got in the night before Easter to Sacramento and Ryan had to go home to work. It was perfect to have stuff to give the girls from our trip in Easter baskets. They were thrilled but I think I was more thrilled to be back with them. I could stop taking pictures of them for a good 3 days. Hence the overload here and this is only half of them.
Camryn was so excited for me to be back and wouldn't leave my side-at least until the cousins were around.
Reagan on the other hand was a little confused. She was happy I was there but was sure my mom was her mom.
Exhibit A : My mom got up to go to the bathroom and she had a meltdown and then crawled over to her Uncle Mike to calm her down and I was siting right there. But it was cute because even when my mom came back she still let Mike hold her and was about to fall asleep. Most moms would be heart broken but I was just so happy to see that she had built a relationship with someone besides me and Ryan. And I knew as soon as we went home it would be back to how she always was. I loved the bond that she and my mom had and hope that never changes.
My beautiful Easter girls. Grandma Brenda sent these and I love how they went together but didn't match.
Emma and Owen were the best cousins to my girls-they all had so much fun together. And I love that both my sister and I had one dark and one light. The two together look more like siblings to me.
After church is was hunt time with all the cousins that live in Sacramento. Again-obsessed with this baby-not so baby of mine.
And she loved the hunt and then died when the cousins showed her candy was inside.
The Atherly, Smart, Motley Crew-look at all those personalities.
Besties these two! Last visit we thought for sure they would only be frienemies but they both turned 4 and are now so good to each other. I have a feeling they will always be close.
My handsome dad-loved this picture I captured.
Me and my sis. Love this girl and think about her daily. Hate that we aren't city neighbors anymore. We had so much fun chatting, buying shoes and doing hair together. What sisters are all about.
The next day we did Fairytale Town and Funderland. Reagan's bunny sniffs with her lips-does it get cuter? See I told you I missed them.
Most kids you have to tell them to stick their heads threw for a picture. Not this one. Found this on her own and kept sticking her head through all of them. This was about the 3rd time she had ran away to do it and finally had my camera on me.
Onto the rides. This girl is obsessed with any ride and then throws the biggest tantrum once they are over. Story of any 18 month old I guess.
And the real princess and her horse. Such an imagination on this one.
So grateful the girls were old enough to ride alone! They loved feeling like such big girls and I didn't have to take one for the team.
And the boys were pretty stoked too.
Prettiest girl-and they had just as much fun doing this and not having to spend a million dollars at Disneyland.
Mom, Amy and I-got to have Costa Vida sans children courtesy of my dad. As close to Cafe Rio as I was going to get and I loved my time with the just us girls.
Later that night we had dessert at the Wilkes-second family to me and got to see David and Vanessa who were in town! Reagan again not needing me-went and sat with my dad and actually ate "good" for the first time in 2 weeks, such a sweet moment.
As was this one. At home the girls and I lay in bed while I "wake up" and they were so giddy to have me back to do this again. They were so cuddly and I can't believe I captured this one-hand on the face and all.
Camryn while we were gone became very brave with horses. Petting and feeding them. Such a cute brave little girl now! Glad my dad was able to help her overcome her fears. Now she is ready to ride one. Or so she says.
Owen and Reagan-such a cute little relationship. Owen is so good to her and loves playing. They played together like this for at least an hour. Both Camryn and Reagan are obsessed with Owey boy! So hard to leave and I have to say I wasn't quite ready.
But this guy was so happy to be reunited with his girls. And I think they weren't mad about it either. Love these pictures so much!
Good to be home but it is easy knowing I have another trip to Sacramento come July!