Sunday, April 12, 2009

Low Key Easter

For the past several years, Easter in our family has gotten somewhat brushed over. Two of the last three years I've had babies relatively close to Easter, so I think that was part of it. But this year we had no plans, and just spent a quiet weekend with the 4 of us. But of course, it's difficult for the 4 of us to keep quiet for long.

Making cookies earlier this week for an Easter party (don't be impressed, I bought the pre-made dough sheets)

This was not the first dress I intended for Katy to wear. I had picked a hand-me-down from her cousins that the 3 girls had worn to our wedding, but Katy said it was too tight. (It was not.) But not a battle worth fighting, and this dress is cute as well.

Oh my stars. Babies in vests. And you should see the plaid shorts that are supposed to go with it.

Serious pose. David has been having a hard time lately. He wants mommy to hold him. all. the. time. He got pretty upset in the nursery at church this week.

THAT'S more like it. We didn't want to put Katy in her class at church because she had not yet been 24 hours without a fever. So she came into "big church" with us. I was really impressed with how well she did - she was enthralled by the music, and then she diligently played with Dora stickers during the sermon. She made a few comments here and there, but not loudly enough to be bothersome (I hope).

The loot. This was a group effort. The bunny-ducks and sidewalk chalk were from Grandpa and Grandma Sue, I won the Barney DVD on PS Mom Reviews (thanks, Sarah!), the candy was leftover from David's birthday cake, and the board book we gave to Katy in her first Easter basket. We bought the new sippies and bibs, the umbrella, and the goggles. Huge hits.

Coloring eggs

Playing at the park (future math genius?)

Katy locates a hidden egg. I don't know if she got the holidays confused or if it was the basket, but she insisted on wearing her Red Riding Hood costume during the egg hunt.

Waaaay too many jelly beans...
I hope yours was enoyable as well! I also got to meet up with one of my closest friends who was visiting her family for Easter, which was awesome. And we got a nail in the van tire, so there was that. And we're in serious denial that we're less than 3 weeks away from closing on our new house. You would think we would have started packing by now. But you'd be wrong!


Allecia said...

Kaden has the same shirt at David (and probably the same shorts that DID NOT get worn yesterday!). So cute! Love the pictures. We also had a low key Easter and it was kinda nice, I must admit.

Greg said...

>Oh my stars.

Oh my stars!

Mommy Daisy said...

I love little boy vests too. I'm glad Zachariah was on board with the one I picked out for him this year. He loved it.

Both kids look adorable. Glad the DVD was a hit. You are welcome.

Oma Froehle said...

The Little Red Riding Hood costume adds a nice touch. Where DOES she come up with this stuff?

Go, Katy, with the music! That's Oma's girl!

David has had a rough couple of weeks. Poor baby.

Pam said...

Happy Easter! Sorry we didn't get to see you. The zoo was okay - colder than I thought and the playground was still shut. Kangaroos were open though. We didn't queue for the baby elephant - standing in line for an hour with a 2 year old wouldn't be fun!
See you guys soon hopefully