Happy Easter!

Apologies for the light posting this past week; I have been swamped with work, which is fantastic. But it has left little time for other endeavors!

Happy Easter to you all! What a wonderful weekend it was here for us. Friday night was a darling ladybug-themed birthday party for Jude’s cousin Amelia, which somehow I got no pictures of. My camera battery was dying. Then Saturday, we attended our church’s community Easter egg hunt in the morning. Jude, in the spirit of his aunt Carolyn (who as a child was considered very lucky by Simon as she won absolutely everything), won a giant Easter basket in the raffle.


lucky jude

Check out Jude’s basket. He “made” it at mother’s day out. They had an egg hunt on Thursday, and each kid had a bunny basket made out of (ahem) a bleach bucket. I about died when I saw it. I had to sniff it to see if it smelled like bleach still, but nope, it didn’t. He was the envy of many a kid at the church egg hunt. I will say, it was pretty well designed, and extremely easy for him to carry w/ the handle the way it was.
basket o' eggs

Afterwards, we hung out at the park w/ Amy & Luke.
You know that if you swing over the bar, you turn inside out. 🙂


redbud oklahoma

That afternoon, after a nice nap (well, a nap for Jude and a trip to the grocery store for me), I decided it was time for Jude to be introduced to the great art of egg dyeing. This was one of my alltime favorite things about Easter as a kid. That, and my dad creating special “traps” to catch the Easter bunny in.




see mama?

double dunk

He would barely let the eggs sit in their dye baths long enough, so our eggs were not very saturated in their color. I prefer them to be bright, but oh well. It wasn’t about me this year.


Sunday morning. Time for church to celebrate our risen Lord & Savior! I love springtime. The weather was beautiful and barely any wind in the morning. Here’s J in his easter suit, admiring his new car that came in his Easter basket.
New Shoes & New Easter Suit.

Jude & Rachel. Or, Mr. Model & Momma

New Suit

All 3 of us, squinting in the sun.
Simon, Rachel, & Jude. Easter 2010

Jude’s aunt Carolyn & cousin Piper
Carolyn & Piper

Posing with Simon’s parents, grandmother, and baby Piper.

Finally, at the end of the day, a trip out to my parents’ house where we lounged and played with more cousins.

See the elephant on the left of this photo? It was mine when I was little. My favorite animal was the elephant (I was obsessed), and this lady in my grandmother’s neighborhood had 2 cement elephants in her front garden. I saw them every time we went to Grandmother’s house. They were my favorite part of driving there. One day, my mom stopped and asked her where the elephants came from and the lady told her, so she went and got one to have at our house too because she knew how much I loved them. Now that’s being a good mom, is it not? Mom mentioned today that it could now come live at our house. 🙂 I don’t know how on earth she managed to buy the thing and get it home. It weighs a TON. Appropriately enough.

The day ended sadly when he was stung by some kind of wasp or hornet or something. It was terrible. He screamed and screamed and had all these whelps on his tummy. A sad way to end the weekend, but seems no worse for the wear.

I hope your Easter weekend was wonderful, too. I love our family; these are some awesome memories we’ve made, and I’m thankful to have an outlet to share it all on here. Isn’t the internet amazing?

Besides, if it were up to me to print these photos and scrapbook them all, I’d have given up long ago.

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