Thursday, April 12, 2012

Easter 2012

Easter came and went for me this year before I even knew it was here. This year hubby had to work, and most of my family (extended) was out of town so I decided to host Easter this year at our new house. I invited my in-laws, my parents, great grandparents, and hubby's siblings and their better halves over (although only one couple could make it). It was small but it was so enjoyable. I fixed ham, potatoes and Lima beans.  Hubby is known for his ham during holiday gatherings and because he had to work it was all on me.  I was so nervous I wouldn't be able to hold a candle to his ham. This coming from the girl that once had zucchini muffins blow up in her oven, true story! It's safe to say that we prefer hubby to do the cooking around here.

On Saturday we stopped by the mall to catch the Easter Bunny before he hoped away!

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They were excited to see the bunny until we rounded the corner, then the tears started flowing.  I can imagine a big furry bunny would be a little scary.  Baby girl was not worried about the bunny, she ran the opposite way…little man on the other hand had a grip on his daddy like no other!

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This was the best shot we got…hey at least they are all in one picture and only one is crying.  Progress!

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Sunday they woke to see the bunny left the awesome baskets, even if they did not want to sit in her lap the night before.

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They thought it was awesome that the “balls”, as they were called, had smaller “balls” inside that they could eat. 

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We colored some eggs before Daddy had to run to work.  It took a little while for the babies to understand what we were doing, but once they figured it out they were impressed.

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Once the rest of the family arrived, Aunt Caitlin started playing with the camera.  I was happy because I am normally the one that is taking pictures so I am not in them.  So I cannot take credit for some of the upcoming pictures.

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Baby girl being silly with her candy.  The food was so yummy.  I ate more cookies and cupcakes than I did “real” food though, but that is how it always is with me.

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After we got done eating, it was time to hide the eggs…and then hunt them.  My Nana (great grandmother) still loves hunting eggs, so when we hide eggs every year we have to hide some that are harder for her. 

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Nana and baby girl had matching shoes on, they didn’t send everyone else the memo Winking smile

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While the eggs were being hid, little man opened his chocolate bunny.  He was disappointed to find out that it was hollow inside.  He looked inside the bunny like “man I got ripped off”, then he carried the chocolate bunny for the next hour…literally.

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Sat the bunny down while he shot some basket ball and mowed the yard.

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Then he carried it to the table and laid the bunny down while him and Aunt Caitlin rescued a lizard to the fence.

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Then it was time to find the eggs, but Mr. Chocolate Bunny had seen better (more solid, un-melted) days.  It was “yuckie” as little man said.  But he still would not put the bunny down…so we carried it to the front yard to hunt eggs.

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Pawpaw was able to successfully capture the bunny from little man while he began his egg hunt.

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Something definitely had everyone interested in this picture…but I do not know what it was.  I’d like to point out little man and baby girl appear to be in a race to something.

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After the chocolate bunny “disappeared”, little man’s hands were what does a little boy do?  Wipe his hands on his shirt, right there on his hiney, a nice chocolate hand print!   Then it was posed picture time, and this is where it becomes clear the work I still have to learn on my new camera.  Not to mention, getting toddlers to sit, smile, wait, sit, smile, wait, one.more.picture…let’s face it I was asking way too much.

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After about an hour of hunting eggs, we headed back inside.  We all were pooped and hot.  Nana got in the floor with the babies and played while the men folk chatted it up on the sofa and lazy boy.

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That pretty much sums up our Easter.  It was awesome, but could have been perfect if only hubby/Daddy were able to be there.  I hope your Easter was fabulous and you remembered to thank Him for all He has given us.

By the way, happy small Friday! TGTIF (Thank God tomorrow is Friday)! 

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