Hoppy Easter

Koa had a wonderful first Easter.  I LOVE Easter … I love all Holidays, but Easter and Christmas really take the cake for me with kiddos (both for the “real” celebration and the Hallmark reason).  Koa’s day included dyeing  eggs, a little egg hunt, easter baskets, making cupcakes, brunch with family and a night night candle for his brother.  The emotions run high on holidays, but it was so joyful to celebrate with Koa.  We love him so much and thank God for him everyday. (sorry, I couldn’t figure out how to turn some of the photos the right direction)


a snuggle bunny

a snuggle bunny

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hard at work

hard at work




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The amazing Phil is running for Wylder and Mylee tomorrow.  Please keep him and the entire running for rare disease team in your hearts.  What they are doing is so incredible and Phil has worked so hard to put this unbelievable team together this year, it really is extraordinary.  May they be safe and know that what they are doing is making such an difference.  Boston Strong!  Wish we were on the sidelines, but we are certainly cheering Phil on from AZ, rocking our Boston gear.   To follow Phil tex his bib number 13631 to 345678!!!  You can follow Kai who is running for sweet Quinn by texting her bib number 32437 to 345678.  It is going to be an incredible day.  Thank you to all who once again supported Phil and all things Wylder.

We miss you more than ever on holiday’s Wylder James.  Wish you were on our egg hunt with us today.  We thought of you every minute and celebrated you today like always.   We lit a special Aloha Easter candle for you tonight.    Love and miss you with our whole hearts.  Thank you for those who you continue to bring into our lives Wylder, we are so thankful for those forever friendships.  Did I already say we love you?  We sure do.  See you in our dreams.  xoxo

wylder's first easter 2010 (11 months old)

wylder’s first easter 2010 (11 months old)




  1. Cathy Johnson says:

    What beautiful pictures, Shannon. It is so wonderful to see you and Steven wearing such radiant smiles. And I am TOTALLY in love with Koa’s little smile. You can see it really well in his snuggle bunny pic and the family pic. He looks like he has a secret – I like to think it’s something Wylder had told him. Happy Easter and Happy Spring to all of you! xoxo

    • Mommy and Daddy says:

      Thank you so much Cathy, little Koa is so easy to love!! We feel so blessed. Happy Easter and Happy Spring to you too. xoxo

  2. I love that he’s a hat-man like his big brother! Koa is such a happy boy….I had the same thought as Cathy….no doubt brother secrets whispered in his ears xoxoxo Love to you and Steven — God Bless!

  3. awww, I love all the Easter goodies and festivities:) And I am so proud of that last picture of Wylder sitting up like a big boy! I did not realize he had been able to sit up! that is great:) Koa looked so handsome in his Easter outfit and I could tell his hair had been combed extra nice-he looked adorable! I am glad you guys had a special, springy day:) xoxo, Chelsea

    • Mommy and Daddy says:

      Wylder’s first easter was such a fun day, such great memories of him at an easter party and in his backyard swing. What a great day. Yes, my littles could sit .. from about 8 months old to 15 months. Koa’s hair is not quite as tricky as Wylder’s, but it’s a close second … hard to contain (tee hee). xoxo

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