Easter is so many things, and I’m thankful for all of them…the celebration of our risen Savior and our Ultimate Hope, the eggs (even though you couldn’t pay me to eat one), the baskets and bunnies, the new Sunday clothes, the songs, the family time…all of it was so good this year.
As far as the family time, ours started a few days early this year. My brother, sister-in-law and nephew, Garrett got to my parents’ late Thursday evening. Garrett just celebrated his 2nd birthday a few weeks ago, and since we weren’t in Georgia for his party, we had one here! Cupcakes at 9:00 p.m.? Certainly! What better way to celebrate a sweet boy?!?!
Annabelle was so excited that Garrett was finally here. Bless his heart, she must have tried to give him at least a hundred hugs and kisses over the weekend!
On Saturday, we took our first dip of the year in Pappy’s pool. What’s the next best thing to having a pool yourself? Having a pool next door at your in-laws’! :)
That afternoon, my parents came over and brought Garrett. (Beau was in his best friend from high school’s wedding this weekend, so he and Kristy had to do all the wedding stuff.) We had a little Easter egg dying party with the kids on our back sunroom. We bought the “Egg Spinner” this year, and it was a success. But we had to do some old school egg dying, too!
I took the kids on a golf cart ride, and I don’t know when I’ve seen Garrett more excited. He was moo-ing like nobody’s business at all the cows. In between “moo’s” he’d yell, “Hey Cows!” Precious.
Sunday the bunny stopped by our house, and AB was pleased to see he’d left her some “Gummies” and “Choc-it” in her basket. These were two of the four things she requested. The other two? Cake and Sweet Tea. Bunny didn’t leave any cake or tea this year. Maybe next.
At church this year, at the end of the service, the kids released butterflies. We were all encouraged to bring some flowers from our yard to put on the flower cross before church started. We cut three roses from one of the bushes in our back yard. Devin’s grandparents planted the bushes years ago, so it was neat to use those flowers.
We hid eggs, played with lizards, and petted a “mongoose”. It was like reliving my childhood.
Uncle Beau, the Lizard, Garrett, the stick, & AB
My girl petting the lizard…
AB, Pop & The Lizard.. ha.. at one point I announced how redneck the whole thing was, to which my Mom replied, “This is educational.” :) We DID see the lizard change from brown to green to blue. So that HAD to be educational. Right?
Me & My Granny
Beau, Kristy & Garrett
The Great Egg Hunt of 2011..
That evening, we had dinner at DW’s moms with the brothers & SILs, but the only picture I have is of the onions she brought everyone from Georgia (some of the family there are farmers, and they live right outside of Vidalia. So just GUESS what kind of onions they grow…) :) and of my nephew decked out in sunglasses, a sword and tighty-whiteys. (Not going to post that one on my blog, but I will be saving it for his high school yearbook one day). :)
Hope your Easter was great!