Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Easter was so meaningful to Afton this year. She really loved hearing the story of Jesus and knowing the true reason for all the celebrations.

On Saturday morning we made our Resurrection Rolls- they turned out delicious!

On Sunday, the girls awoke to find their baskets filled with candy, art supplies, plush ducks, and children's Bibles. 

Maisy trying  feverishly to open a Reece's peanut butter egg.
 After church, we went over to Grammy's house for Easter lunch.

I made few decorations and sweets for our gathering.

Jeff fried a turkey and a chicken. My mom roasted pork loin and baked the most delicious pineapple upside-down cake via Paula Dean.

Everyone brought a side dish to share- summer salad, homemade mac-n-cheese, bread, champagne salad, scalloped potatos, green bean casserole, and fresh corn on the cob.

Sweet Skylar even made a cute bunny cake- I love the gum teeth!

Besides eating lots of yummy food, we colored eggs, played a lot and had an egg hunt.

This was my attempt at getting a group shot of the kiddos with Mimi.


 It was a great day! Happy Easter.

Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
Pope John Paul II

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hoola Hoops and Eggs

I love Spring! Lots of opportunities to be outside- which is where we are the happiest :)

On Saturday, we went to church for the annual "Easter Eggstravaganza". There was face painting, 



 and of course, the Easter Egg Hunt.

This was Maisy's first year to hunt for eggs. She loved it! She was interested in quality (of the treats inside the eggs) rather than quantity.

Afton was fast! She wanted lots and lots of eggs.

On Sunday we went enjoyed the warm weather in the usual way that people do. You know, eating popcorn in the garage,

smiling for the camera,

hoola hooping,

and playing hide-and-go- seek.

We could not find Afton. Finally she popped her head up,  she had crawled under the shrubs!

We finished the day with a "Bike-a-thon" for St. Jude's and a few songs at Afton's preschool.

I couldn't get a good shot, but I love this big smile.

Such a great weekend. We also managed to squeeze in a trip to Rockwall and journeyed out to the Fort Worth Art Festival. But I didn't take my camera!

Looking forward to Easter, have a great week!
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