Friday, April 13, 2012

Easter, Round 1

We had our first Easter celebration of the year, and it was a fabulous one.

On Palm Sunday, we went to my Sister's house for lunch.  She provided a wonderful meal, and everyone contributed some fixings to complete the meal.  We had way too much food, like always.  And everything was wonderful.

We ate lunch, opened some fun Easter baskets that everyone spoils our children with, and then we headed outside to enjoy the beautiful weather.  It was a gorgeous day, and it was begging for us to enjoy it.

While we were outside, Carson enjoyed playing with his new big bubble wand, and the sidewalk chalk that Denise and John gave to him  He tried to trace some hands (which didn't really work so well) and did a lot of scribbling.

We also had a fun game of kick ball with everyone.  It was boys against girls.  With two women being about 9 months pregnant, it wasn't necessarily fair! Haha.  But, the girls still managed to win! 

This would be my sister with precious little Natalie!

After kick ball was over with, Diane and a few other people were on a mission to hide 66 Easter eggs.  She handed out some buckets, told everyone to pair up, and sent them out on the hunt.  Carson, Carl, Papa Mike and I were all doing some hard-core searching.  I think Carson won the hunt--- because he had 4 people on his team!

This would be my lovely husband and I.  Yes, I know I am rather huge, and very pregnant looking!  Ha.

This year was a little different than last year for Carson during the hunt.  Last year he went on the hunt, but didn't really know what was going on.  But this year?  Oh, this year-- he was a pro.  He was scooping up every egg he found, and dispensing it into his bucket.  All the while opening a few during the hunt, to see what kind of loot he would discover.  It was so fun to see him truly know what to do this year!  And, to hear him say "Easter Egg" is so cute.

After the egg hunt, we all headed inside for some dessert.  And, leave it to my crafty Sister to make this adorable bunny cake!

Diane and Nathan always do such a wonderful job hosting any kind of get together or party.  And, this one did not disappoint.
We all had so much fun getting together for such a wonderful celebration.  Carson had way too much candy, and was up for most of the night with a tummy ache.  I think I have a bone to pick with Uncle Chris about this topic.  Carson somehow came home with a pocket full of chocolate candies after asking Chris for a treat.  Hmmmmm.  I can't wait until Chris and Kasey's little girl arrives, so I can re-pay these wonderful favors.  Hehe :) 

Our First Easter celebration was a huge hit.  We are truly blessed to have so much family to celebrate with for such an amazing reason.  Thank you, Lord.  I can only imagine what that week was like over 2,000 years ago.

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