Oops! It looks like a left this post out of its order. I was trying to at least keep things in order with all these late posts, but I missed this one. This was from the middle of when my uncle was here visiting. We took Sunday off from all the sight-seeing to have a relaxing day with family and friends.
My Easter gifts all kind of didn't work out so I had to run out one night during Holy Week and throw some baskets together last minute. I had these grand plans about making each child a canvas with a decorative quote from a book they love or reminds me of them. I had the best of intentions and bought the canvases from Amazon before Lent. However, what I didn't think about was how much of the time of Lent I was going to be out of the country. I was here only 2 weeks of Lent and one of those we had visitors. So, I'll shoot for Christmas for those to be completed.
|Easter Baskets on Sunday Morning just before rushing out the door to Mass|
When we first arrived at Mass, Bob had pooped out of his diaper and on his pants. Luckily, I had a spare pair of sweat pants in my bag. I had been lazy about keep extra clothes since we don't need them often, but I've been trying to redouble my efforts. A few months back, Bobby threw up in the carseat and had to wear Drew's undershirt (that I actually took off his body for this purpose) and a pair of the Baby Leggings (I always keep those in the van during the winter) because I had nothing else in my bag or van.
After Mass were Easter egg hunts and a brunch. The Easter egg hunts were all separated into age groups. They were rattling off where each age should go to during the announcements after mass, but I couldn't keep up. All except Bob and Judah were in different age groups. I leaned over to the big kids and told them I hopes they were listening. I only caught where the youngest three were supposed to go. Brian went with Drew, I went with Bob and Judah, and the big three were on their own. As a result, I only have pictures of the youngest three during the hunt.
|Drew's age group|
|Judah and Bobby hunting. Bob was a rock star with his egg hunting. He was out there and had grabbed three eggs before Judah even was on the move.|
|But he quickly slowed down and started watching other kiddies find eggs. One boy's dad was telling him to go get some particular egg. Bobby beat him to it, but I made him give it to the little boy.|
|He made up for his slow start.|
|Bobby and his friend were having a silent conversation.|
|In the buffet line with friends|
|I think this was our best attempt at a family picture outside our friend's house before lunch.|
|Brian with his godson on Easter|
He is risen!