Monday, March 31, 2008

Catching up....

I know I haven't been a very good blogger lately so I'm going to try to catch up a bit starting with Easter. We actually had our Easter get together on Saturday since we have to work around everybody's schedules. Nothing about our Easter was very traditional. We had pork barbeque, baked beans, cole slaw and chocolate eclairs for dessert!! (I had a little of everything except dessert!) We usually do Easter dinner at my house but this year my daughter was our hostess. We all had a great time eating, hiding and hunting eggs and just enjoying our time together. And of course there were photo opportunities for me!

I took this picture of Claire explaining to Uncle Dave and Kian how to jump a big ditch, and trying to talk Kian into jumping!

Dave, Kian and Claire

When her powers of persuasion didn't work, she demonstrated...looks like she's flying!


Finally Kian got brave enough and jumped too. He looks like he's falling into the ditch but he actually made it across.

Kian jumping ditch

Then the adults hid the Easter eggs for the kids to hunt...

kid's egg hunt

and the kids hid eggs for the adults to hunt:

adult egg hunt

While some of the adults were pushing and shoving trying to get to the same egg, Jenny was wandering off by herself finding one egg after another and won the egg hunt!

Jen egg hunt

It was too windy for Josie to be outside so she napped while we played. She had her own purple and pink Easter basket and a personalized egg:

Josie's basket and egg

After her nap she posed for Granny to get some pictures:

Josie's and basket

She even smiled for me (actually she was smiling at Daddy):

Josie smiles

Even Pamela posed for me with her new outfit, actually a hand-me-down that Josie outgrew!

Pamela's new outfit

Even if we weren't traditional, we had a great time making our own traditions and most importantly, making memories!