Easter March 2013

Happy Easter from The Zavodny Family!
Easter Bunny 2013

 March 24th 2013

Easter Egg dying! A Zavodny Family Tradition!

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March 26th 2013

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Bath time with these two cuties!

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Egg hunt at the Carlsbad Cole Library after story time!

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Layla made a cute bunny basket at Preschool Story Time to collect her eggs in!

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Hunting for eggs!

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Sam got to hunt for a few eggs too!

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March 28th 2013

Homemade Peeps!  Another Zavodny Easter tradition.

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March 29th 2013

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Mmmm pizza!

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Sammy helping me grate the carrots in the food processor for the carrot soup.

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Sam giving Rex some love!

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Chef Sam!  So cute.

March 30th 2013

The Easter Bunny came!  The baskets are full!

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March 31st 2013

Happy Easter!

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Easter Baskets!

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Layla was happy about her new Leap Frog videos!

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Sam was stoked on his chocolate bunny!

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Layla had been hoping for the Princess Encyclopedia and Sam loved his Thomas the Tank Engine book.

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Mmmm chocolate rabbits!

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There is nothing like early morning chocolate rabbit face on Easter!

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My happy little bunnies!

So… this crazy thing happened on Easter morning of 2013.  We were invited over to Sarah Nevada’s to have mimosas and brunch on Easter morning.  I had a mimosa or two and had to pee like crazy.  On the way home I told Guy I wanted to go grab a pregnancy test.  So I did, and we were pregnant!  WOW!  Talk about the best Easter present we could have ever dreamed of!  We were both suprised and elated to see the word POSITIVE on the stick!

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I think Sam had yogurt for lunch and got a little crazy with it?

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Our beautiful family of four, expanding to five!  Due to our history of miscarriages of course we told no one on Easter.  Even though the entire family was coming over we kept our secret surprise to ourselves!  It was hard to contain the shock, excitement and happiness!

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Some Easter pictures in their adorable Easter outfits before the egg hunt and getting dirty and wrinkled!

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These two melt my heart!

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Layla and Sam waiting for their peeps to show up so the family celebration can begin! IMG_2190Sam and Jocelyn!IMG_2188Lauren, Shawn and Jocelyn.

IMG_2186Diana getting silly with Sam and Layla!  We have a pretty fun family!  We are lucky!

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IMG_2147Diana and I watching the chef at work!

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Sam hanging out with Uncle Dave T.

IMG_2145The annual Zavodny back yard egg hunt!

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The first egg Sam found, he opened up and poped the candy into his mouth!  “He is no fool,” as Nanny says! He could care less about more eggs he just wanted to eat some chocolate!  He is a boy after his momma’s heart!  We both love chocolate!

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IMG_2193Diana getting her shaker on!  Shaking up some Coffia after dinner cocktails!

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March 2013 – Mid March

March 17th 2013  –  St Paddy’s Day!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Z kids!

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Green pancakes for St. Paddy’s!

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A mischevious Leprechaun came back and caused more trouble this year!  He peed green pee in the toilets and left green foot prints on the toilet seats!

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But he did leave gold chocolate coins scattered throughout the house!

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Thank you mischievous leprechaun!

March 18th 2013

Open Gym fun at the YMCA Gymnastics Center!

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Layla’s fancy tea party – picnic!

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Layla really wanted to have a special picnic-tea party so she put together a beautiful little picnic of hot chocolate, Swedish fish and other gummies for us!  Mommy and daddy had Champagne and bourbon hot chocolate but Layla’s was kid friendly of course!

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Sammy the water boy loves to play in water anywhere!  So he played in the kitchen sink!

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March 19th 2013

Preschool Scavenger Hunt Field Trip!

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The children had a map with different locations on the campus to find!  Some of the places we found on our scavenger hunt field trip were, the clock tower, different fountains, a succulent garden, and an art sculpture!  It was a fun walking preschool field trip and I am so happy i was able to be a part of it!

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I love this adorable preschooler!  She is the best!

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March 20th 2013

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I cant get enough of this cute boy!  People say it is not as fun to dress boys but I disagree!   How cute is this guy in his skateboarding monster long sleeve-T, camouflage pants and Vans?  I say, adorable!

March 22nd 2013

Water Table Fun!

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Sam loves water so much we decided it was time to get him a water table for water play all the time!  It came and I put it together all by myself!  We filled it up and he started to play immediately, he is our water boy!

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He loves it!

Layla’s Preschool Art Show!

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Each year The Mira Costa Child Development Center hosts an Art Night for the preschool students families.  This was a fun event and we were able to see some of the beautiful pieces Layla and her fellow students created.

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Nanny. Nonna and Papa joined us!

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Me and my tow beautiful babies!

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Enjoying some appetizers during the art show!

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The rock she painted and added lots of googly eyes to.

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Another one of her cool pieces, a multi-media collage!

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And the piece she worked on with her classmates.

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March 23rd 2013

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Boxed for breakfast on a Weekend morning!

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I sure do love these two!

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Holiday Park for some after breakfast fun!

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March 24th 2013

Jack’s 6th Birthday Party!

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For Jack’s Birthday Party Ali hired the P.E. teacher from the Elelmentary school she works at to do a fun multisport party!  The kids had a blast and got a great workout!

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Jacks’ cool birthday cake!

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Layla and Sam with Little Miss Gracie!

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March 25th 2013

Sea World Day!

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Layla got to pet a little pony at Sea World!

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Sea Turtles!

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Sam loved watching the dolphins swim by!

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Layla’s first Icee!

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March 26th 2013

Layla’s Sharing Day at Preschool

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Layla chose to bring in her sea shells and her Princess Encyclopedia to share with her preschool class!

March 2013 – Part 2 Ellery’s Visit

March 4th 2013

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This silly boy thinks it is hilarious that he is wearing Daddy’s gardening crocks!

March 6th 2013

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Such a cute little dude in his robot shirt and his Vans!  I just had to capture this moment and the little boy outfit!

March 8th 2013

ELLERY’S VISIT!

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It is only fitting that Ellery’s trip starts out with a day at Disneyland with “Team Z!”

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Yay!  We are so happy you are here Ellery!

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Layla and Ellery on Dumbo and Ellery with both Little Zs on the tea cups!

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Rapunzel!  I think Ellery was most excited of all!

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Mr. and Mrs. “Incre-bi-ble” (as Layla calls them) and Sully!

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Luigi’s Flying tires with Ellery!

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And a little fun in Bugs land!

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Guy came to meet us and spend the rest of the evening with us after his trade show in Anaheim!

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Passed out!  Little Chip!

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Another fun Disneyland day with Ellery!

March 9th 2013

The Little Italy Farmer’s Market with Ellery!

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Brunch at Prep Kitchen in Little Italy after a fun morning at the Little Italy Farmer’s Market!  Diana met us and we had a great time!

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March 10th 2013

As always we host a family get together when Ellery comes into town!  Her job is to bake something!

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Ellery baking something delicious!

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Ellery and Apphia hanging out post family get together!

March 11th 2013

A day at Sea World with Ellery, Hayden, Apphia, Alicia, Me and the Z kids!  Alicia was on Photography duty so there are some beautiful photos from the day!

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Our day started out visiting the Mama Orca and her baby!

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Layla and I fed the rays and it was quite the experience!  She was freaked out and so was I but it was fun and a lot of laughs!

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The walrus swam right up to the window and scared the living daylights out of Sam!  He screamed in terror and took a minute to be talked down!  A huge and weird looking creature came face to face with him and he lost it!  Again, hilarious!

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The polar bear on the other hand, coming up to say, “Hello,” Sam did not mind at all!

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Sam enjoyed seeing the penguins outside of the Penguin encounter!

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We ended our day at Sea World with some rides in Elmo’s Bay of Play!  Layla had fun with Apphia on the Elmo ride!

We had a wonderful time with Ellery and can’t wait for her next visit!  We miss you already teenager!

March 15th 2013

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Uh “O”  O’s everywhere!

March 16th 2013

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Sam sitting in the Tripp Trap chair for the first time!  Such a big boy!

March 2013 – Part 1– From the Beach to the Mountains

March 1st 2013

On March first we went for a picnic on the beach because it was beautiful beach picnic weather!  Then the next morning we packed up and headed up to our local mountains to play in the snow!  This is the beauty of living in Southern California!

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A beach picnic lunch with my two beautiful babies!

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March 2nd 2013

Off to Big Bear Mountain to play in the snow!  This was both Layla and Sam’s first snow experience!  We inner tubed, built a snowman, had a little snowball fight and had hot chocolate, grilled cheese and tomato soup in our little cabin by the fire!

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Arriving at the inner tube hill in Big Bear!

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All bundled up and ready to play!

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Weeee inner-tubing fun!

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Sam was too little to go inner tubing but he sure enjoyed touching and eating the snow!

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Family photo time!

 

 

 

 

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Snowball fight!

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Layla’s first ever snowman!  Actually our first ever Zavodny Family snowman!

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Passed out after a long day of fun in the snow!

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March 3rd 2013

14 Months Old!

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One last morning of fun in the snow!  We went on the cool “Alpine Slide” Bobsleds and Layla had her first experience on a ski lift!

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Riding the lift up the hill with  mommy!

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Sledding with Daddy!

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Riding the lift with Dad!

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We had a great little family weekend getaway up to Big Bear to Play in the snow!  Can’t wait to do it again!