Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter 2011

Happy Easter!
I hope you are enjoying your holiday with your loved ones. We have already had a pretty full day...and it's not even 3:00 yet! However, these are the days that really do make me long to be closer to our extended families!

I had a bit of a "shoe crisis" last night when I realized that neither of the girls has dress shoes that FIT them right now. I've known this for a few weeks...and have just improvised for a while going to church in tights and brown Mary-Jane-type sneakers that don't SCREAM "sneakers"...but still...they are sneakers! I had intended to remedy that situation earlier this week...but it completely slipped my mind until about 9:00 last night. So I post on facebook about my dilemma--Do I run to Target or do I just make do with sneakers!? Peter, of course, voted for making due! I then got busy with work-related writing...and when I returned to my facebook page at about 9:45, it was filled with comments from my girlfriends: "Target!" "New shoes!" "Go now, or you will be sorry tomorrow!" "I vote Target!" "No sneakers! Go to Target!" AAAAAHHHHHH!!!! Parenting FAIL! It was too late to go to Target. So I sat and fretted a little bit...but then shrugged it off and went to bed.

Thankfully, when we woke up, it was already about 10 degrees warmer than it was supposed to be before noon! HOORAY! That meant sleeveless sundresses with NO sweaters! And SANDALS! Happy Day! No ragamuffin sneaker children!!

Elizabeth and Ashley came downstairs to check out their Easter baskets filled with a few little goodies: egg shakers, egg-shaped sidewalk chalk, chocolate bunnies for each, Easter stampers, and some kid-sized gloves and a shovel for helping Mommy...(errrr, Grammy?)...in the garden! :-)
Daddy made pancakes while Mommy took a shower. Then Mommy dressed the girls while Daddy took a shower! It was a team effort kind of morning!

It was a great morning, so we even had a little time left for picture-taking on the front lawn.
When we arrived at church, however, it was PACKED like we have never seen it packed before! No really. I dropped Ashley in the nursery and then we opted to go up to the balcony, and we barely got a seat up THERE! There was no Sunday School this morning, so Elizabeth stayed with us in the sanctuary for the whole service...and she did remarkably well!

After the service, they had an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids. The lawn was roped off in sections, divided by age groups: Under 5, 6-7, and 8-10. That worked really well!


There was even a surprise appearance from the Easter Bunny!
However, savvy little Elizabeth took one look, then turned to me and said very matter-of-factly, "But Mommy...that's not the REAL Easter Bunny. Real bunnies HOP...they don't walk." And, so, of course, I confirmed to her quietly that "no...it's not the real one...but it's fun to see someone dressed as a bunny, isn't it?" and then she announced that she thinks it would be fun if maybe she dressed up as the Easter Bunny for Halloween! LOL

All in all...a fun morning. The girls are napping now. When they wake up, we'll hunt for eggs that are hidden in the backyard. We can hardly wait! :-)

Happy Easter!!!