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Monday, April 25, 2011

Eggggggcellent....

Easter is one of my favorite Holidays...it's so cheerful, colorful,and just reminds me of things "new". This year I decided I was bound and determined to make the girls outfits, and holy crap...I did...I'd post a picture, but I want to do them "professionally" first...so you'll just have to wait...hmmf...

I was looking forward to them wearing their adorable outfits to church until Brian mangled up his ankle playing basketball. He was shooting and came down on it wrong....ALL wrong...we're still not sure how much damage has been done, and he doesn't want to have x-rays done...whatever...needless to say I didn't go by myself with the five kids...



Anyways, I absolutely LOVE hiding baskets...or finding them...sounds pretty pathetic I know...but even as a teenager, I was excited about it...!! It's fun seeing it through the kids eyes too...just pure genuine excitement.


Once the baskets were all found, the gorging ensued. They all piled into the living room together with their baskets, and just ATE....

Romy didn't know what it was all about...she was just watching the kids at first. Next thing you know she ripped a Reeces egg out of Parker's hand, and the realization hit...YUMMMMMM!!! She then began scavenging the floor for jelly beans, spare chocolate, doughnuts, and finally peeps....the kids were cute...she had her own basket, but they didn't mind that she was all over theirs...by the end, she just laid there like she had just partaken of an entirThanksgiving dinner...meanwhile, I am just hoping and praying she doesn't have some kind of allergy to anything...LOL!!!!

Yes...this is my three-year-old in a rash guard and underpants...you choose your battles people...

I had just enough time to get the hurricane cleaned up, and vacuumed, when Papa and Grandma came over with their Easter goodies for the kids. They hid their Easter bags, and the fun began all over again. We can always count on laughter, yelling, and now farting noises when Papa is here...they thought they'd bought play dough for the kids, when in fact it was flarp....Farting play dough I guess...the kids have been...ahem...farting ever since...it's quite hilarious to be honest...the kids feel so accomplished by making such a nasty sound...and of course the uglier the better...

INTERMISSION.....(insert short nap here)

Finally we had family over for dinner and an Easter egg hunt. It was fun to see the cousins all together and enjoying the holiday....


I have to say that this is such an extreme difference from last year...A year ago Romy was still in the hospital during Easter, and it was so hard on us all.  I left for two hours to run over to the inlaws to see the kids and decorate eggs. Then I hurried back to the hospital for Romy, I remember it was the first time they were going to let me bathe her, and I couldn't miss it...then I went back to the inlaws for two more hours to do Baskets, and see my kiddos.  It was hard being away from the hospital, and it was hard being away from the kids...no matter where I was, I felt torn...not to mention I had medical issues of my own!!  It is so amazing a year later to spend the holiday whole...healthy...complete...and blessed...

8 comments :

Grand Pooba said...

First of all, OUCH!!!

Second of all, I love the death by peeps shot! Hilarious!!

Kristina P. said...

Wow, that looks extremely painful!

I haven't even had one Peep this season!

Angie said...

Romy is SOOOO cute! So are the other kiddos...but you know, soft spot for babies here! Congrats on getting a healthy Easter! :)

Em said...

Yikes! That bruise doesn't look fun. Easter is def becoming my fav holiday. Christmas is so much more work!

Grand Pooba said...

P.S. You should come enter my giveaway for a $50 Target GC! It's for a good cause!

The Cole Family said...

Soooo.... Cute! Death by peeps!! Hahaha!! Looks like such a fun day. Glad it was still fun even with Brian's foot the way it was.

Nate and Robin said...

I'm sorry that I woke you up from the intermission. We had a great time! Thanks for doing it! I too love the death by peeps pic. :)

Cynthi said...

Forrest and I were just talking about last Easter...how different your lives were.....and how your kitchen was entirely COVERED in baskets and candy! You guys were bringing Easter candy over for game night for months! LOL So glad this year is so much more enjoyable (and healthy) for all of you!