Our morning got off to a bit of a rough start. Matt and I stayed up way too late last night, and we kept having “one more” glass of wine….. which turned into too many. But, we were very sad over Dan Miller’s passing, and we kept watching the coverage about his life. I, along with most of Nashville, couldn’t control the waterworks for most of the evening, and I’m so sad he’s gone.
On to brighter things, though…. Luckily, Cole slept through the night, but he and Chloe started our day before we were ready. We downed some coffee to ease the pain because what else can you do?
Chloe and Cole opened their Easter gifts from Nannie and Big Poppa and from Pappy and Papa Rod. Chloe was excited and enjoyed opening/playing with her presents.
We told Chloe we were going to the mall to see the Easter Bunny, so the rest of the morning, she repeated, “Go mall? See Ee-tah bunny?” She couldn’t wait, so we headed to lunch and to the mall. We went straight to see the Easter Bunny. In line, Chloe couldn’t really see the EB, but she was watching and sucking her thumb…… soothing herself, maybe? When it was our turn, Chloe was saying “no” and wouldn’t let go of Daddy. Cole had absolutely no problem sitting in the EB’s lap, but Chloe would not. She never got in his/ her (is the EB male or female??), but she did sit beside him, very reluctantly, for a short time…. just long enough to get a couple pics.
After the photo shoot, the mall announced that we were under a tornado warning and to stay away from all glass and windows, but what is at the front of every store??? A glass window. Not much you can do to take cover from a tornado in a mall. So, Matt drove the kids around in the double “wagon” while I found Cole some Easter clothes and Chloe some Easter shoes.
The mall announced that the tornado warning was over, so on the way out we had 15 minutes for Chloe to play on the indoor playground. Those 15 minutes were not long enough for her because we had to MAKE her leave. On the way to the car, she sobbed, “Down slide! Play girls!” Sob, sob, “Daddy, down slide! Play girls!”
After getting home, we realized what terrible weather had occured. A tornado hit Murfreesboro and left part of it in shambles. Nashville sure has received some bad news the past 2 days.
I love the way Chloe is looking at the EB in this picture. I wish I knew what was going on in that head of hers!