Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter was wonderful even though it was rainy!!

It was a good weekend even though the weather could have been better!

The Texas kids came in Saturday and the others came shortly afterwards.  You just can't keep those cousins apart!  (I love that.  I hope they're always close!)  Anyway, the afternoon was spent dyeing eggs and then we went to the lake and Julie who has a nice camera and taking classes on digital photography, took photos of our trike and new trailer. 

As you can see Jake is no where to be found.  I guess 10 year old boys are past the thrill of dyeing eggs.

I had made journal covers for the girls for little Easter gifts.  All three of them love writing notes and drawing so I thought it would be perfect.  They took them to the lake, see.......

The covers fit the composition books you can buy at Wal-Mart.  I should have taken a photo of the inside.  There's a sectional area for three pencils.  I want to make myself one sometime soon.  Here's how cute they turned out.  

I got Jake a new tacklebox and some fishing items.  He loves fishing and can sit there FOREVER!!!  He decided to leave the box here so he'll have his own stuff here when he visits.  I did ask him if he was disappointed he didn't get a journal--he said, "Yeah, right, Nana!"

He did bring six, yes, SIX nerf guns to play with.  We had a nerf war in the backyard.  Fun, even though we were picking up the ammo forever.

Oh, and Paige, got her first pedicure.

Zebra designs!  She told me that she had thought a pedicure was where you took your "pets" to get their nails done.  We all got a laugh out of that remark.  She told Kayley, her cousin, that she was a little scared  when she saw all the "tools" the manicurist used on her feet.  She's only 8 1/2 and had her first pedicure.  Guess what, I've never had one.  

My kitchen sink decided to clog COMPLETELY on Saturday evening, so we moved Easter dinner at Stacey's (DD2).   She has a big home and since it was raining, the egg hunt had to be inside and she has a huge grand room.  All the aunts and uncles came and we had a feast.  I'd post a pic of that but, Julie took those pictures and she hasn't shared yet.

The last few years, we started adding coins in addition to candy to the plastic eggs and the kids really enjoy that.  They always have to see who came up with the most $$$.  And my newest grand neice, Sloane, who is 9 months old, got to participate too.  She didn't know quite what was going on, but she will learn!!

Isn't she a doll!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter too!


  1. What a wonderful time was had by all and so many lovely treasured memories.

  2. Sounds like you had an absolutely glorious Easter!