Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Blessings

We had a wonderful Easter yesterday. It was low key, as planned. The kids were up by 6:30, anxious to see if the Easter Bunny had come. He even put some eggs with candy in them upstairs and in the bathroom so of course the kids found them as soon as they were up. J peeked in the tub and found his Easter basket right off the bat.

C was so excited running around the house loudly yelling. We got it on video. It was fun watching the kids' excitement. Had dyed hard boiled eggs for a quick breakfast.

We went to church - a beautiful service with trombones and trumpets and great hymns. Beautiful flowers at the altar - I had donated in memory of my my parents - after the service the bouquets were broken apart and we all could take some of the flowers home - our kitchen table has a vase of pussy willow, tulips, Easter lilies and yellow forsythia. Gorgeous.

Since we were all dressed up so nice (C with an Easter bonnet and matching purse) we took a family picture in the yard. The sun was gorgeous with a cold nip in the air - not even 50 degrees.

We went to the park and played ball, frisbee and climbed on the playground equipment. It was fun and good exercise for us all! Afterwards at 2:00 we had our "brunch" of Jim's awesome french toast, bacon minus nitrites and a fresh fruit salad. J then said, "I want to go outside." So we played outside in the front yard (the kids pulled out all the outside toys, including the croquet set we got Jim for father's day last year) for the rest of the afternoon - about 2 hours. Warm in the sun and everyone was happy! (Surprising since they were up so early and C didn't have her regular nap.)

At about 7:00 we watched the new DVD J got from the Easter bunny - Bolt. It was really cute. About half way through C began to lose it... she was so tired. We had popcorn (dinner) and were lucky to finish the movie and drag the kids to bed exhausted.

It was a great family day - laid back and fun, just as I had imagined it would be. I am glad we had the day together, just us. It was really special.

Some pics from coloring easter eggs the day before... tie dyed!