Please forgive me for that pun… I couldn’t resist.
We’ve had a very wonderful Easter season at the G household.
We started with an easter egg hunt at one of our favorite parks.
This was the closest thing I could get a picture of both boys where one or both weren’t crying.
A picture of Chase with a natural smile… surely there is a God because this is a true miracle. With full disclosure… there was a lot of back talking from a certain 4 year old and a lot of frustrated sighs from a certain 33 year old.
I love and hate this shot. I was shooting into the sun which never goes well… hence the washed out appearance. On the other hand… I love Lucas’ expression with the basket and egg in his hand. The subject matter outweighed the camera specifics.
Of course we had to dye eggs… what Easter holiday is complete without a few multi-colored eggs!
I got the idea for dying eggs in the muffin tin from Pinterest. Great idea except that we forgot about that pesky water displacement principle. Still worked though!
I have a horrible memory. I don’t remember my childhood all that well and I don’t have anyone to remind me or that I can ask. That being said, I do remember my mom doing an Easter basket hunt… at least one year. I can’t remember if it was an annual event. Regardless, I love that memory and it’s one that I want to pass on to my kids.
This year the treasure was cleverly hidden in the coat closet! As you can see, even daddy got a treasure… all part of the fun. I do the treasure hunt clues on my own so he can be surprised right along with the kids.
And the carnage… books, socks, playdoh and of course…
candy!!! What Easter morning is complete without a Cadbury egg… at 7:30 in the morning ;~)
Lucas was thrilled with his loot… he picked up the 3 biggest pieces of candy and walked around with them. By the time I was able to pull them away without him seeing they were soft mashed blobs… YUMMO!
After service (yes, we went to church! And we have committed to going to this particular church for a while… YAY!), lunch and quiet time we headed to Bamma and Grampy’s house.
This was one VERY happy boy. He could roam freely through the large fenced in yard without fear of one of us telling him no or scooping him up. Honestly, I don’t know that he’s ever been happier.
Snuggling with my happy baby. Yes, I still call him my baby.
It seems that some baskets were hidden in B and G’s backyard… and they required A LOT of looking!
AHHHHH! The coveted “both kids smiling with a decent background” picture. I didn’t think these pictures actually existed! I mean Chase is holding Lucas’ arm in a death grip and they are both looking at things other than the camera but I don’t care… I’ll take it!
And my most favorite… a great shot of the 4 of us. Wow… we have 2 kids. Quite amazing when I really step back to think about it. Sweet precious gifts from God… given to me to raise and love. Overwhelming at times.
And the new highlight of the backyard… CORNHOLE! We had a great time playing (although it’s supposed to be 30 feet and we are at best, 10 feet ;~) Yours truly won 3 out of 4 games.
Hoppy Easter indeed!
Hoppy Easter indeed.