Saturday, April 6, 2013

Easter 2013

Honestly, Easter this year was sorrowful, but we tried to make the most of it.  Just a year ago, we spent it with Grandma K. We returned from our Spring Break trip Friday evening, barely unpacked, went to bed early and got up the next morning to enjoy the annual tradition of Easter Fest!!  FREE balloons, petting zoo, bounce houses, lunch, drinks and over 20,000 treat-filled easter eggs!  I'm not kidding, 20,000!  The trick is getting there early, parking close and taking off before it gets too hot or busy.  Having gone last year, we knew just what to do.  The kids had a blast and raked in the plastic eggs.  Sunday morning, the Easter Bunny visited our house.  He hid baskets of goodies for each kid and even sweet-filled eggs around the house (tricky bunny!).  After an egg/basket hunt (though rainy and cool), we put on our fancy Easter outfits (E in his seersucker and H in her tights, like good southern kids!) and headed to a local Catholic Mass in honor of Grandma K.  She would have loved the service, the beautiful church and ALL the kids.  We sat in the "family room" which was behind glass windows looking into the sanctuary, as to not disturb the other members with the kids' cries and chatter.  Needless to say, it was packed in there!  It was more like a daycare than Easter Sunday.  We couldn't help but laugh at the whole situation and love that our kids aren't the only ones that insisted on bringing a toy into the service with them.  That afternoon we made a fancy pork tenderloin and garlic mashed potato dinner for the four of us.  It was great just being home, resting and preparing for our routine to begin the next day.
Easter Fest!!

Patiently awaiting 20,000 eggs...

 That bunny sure leaves yummy treats...

...and fun toys!

So good at Mass :)

The best attempt we could get of the two of them together.  You can't tell, but it was also pouring rain at this point (like my burlap pillows and wreath?  Yes, I made them! :)).

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