Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from our family to yours! We had a wonderful Easter Weekend! It was jam packed with activities, but I love that we have the opportunity to spend so much time with family and friends. This time last year was fabulous as well, but spending Easter as a family of four is not as fun as spending it with Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and a new Niece!
I mean, it's awesome - Christ has Risen!!! How fabulous is it that Christ has died for our sins! Thank you Lord for sacrificing your Own Son for us! Not only is this my favorite holiday for this Gift from God, but Easter is possibly my favorite holiday for small children. We are not quite to comprehending what God has sacrificed for us, but hunting eggs is easy to master and lots of fun to do over and over. It is so much more fun than Halloween because of the reduced mileage and more exciting than Christmas because you have to FIND your eggs. I love it. The girls love it and the weather is generally lovely and it definitely was this year!
The Easter Bunny did not arrive until the "sun comes up", but the Easter Bunny was nearly caught! I had to send Isabelle back upstairs to set our her Easter Basket, but I think I just made it inside after hiding eggs before she came down the stairs! Phew! Does this kid like to sleep?
Anyways, we had a lovely Easter breakfast of eggs & pancakes before Adelaide woke up and while I was dressing her Isabelle noticed the eggs outside (45 minutes or so later). We all got dressed, had eggs and headed outside to begin. However, Adelaide did not wait for the "go", but began as soon as she walked outside. I think her minimal practice at Nana's house had taught her that she better get going....see photo below. The Hunt was fun and Isabelle was sweet enough to give every 4th egg she found to Adelaide. Honestly, I'm not sure Adelaide needed the help, but it was very kind of Isabelle. We finished just in time to rush off to church where we only arrived 5 minutes early - whoops. Good thing Nana snagged a front Pew for us all! Thanks Nanny Jane!
Service was lovely and I greatly enjoyed our Priest! He is such a lovely, honest, wonderful man! Thank you Father Keith!
After mass, we walked home and prepared a small Mexican fiesta for a little "open house". Everyone brought a little something and we all enjoyed lounging around, enjoying treats, the weather and our sweet babies (Yea, Eloise!!). What a lovely morning! Followed by a lovely afternoon nap!
We finished up our evening at my dad & step-mom's house. We ate lamb and all sat around fat, happy and exhausted! What a fun filled day. I'm still tired! Thank goodness my Lenten penance of giving up coffee shops is over - headed to Starbucks now! oh, how I have missed you!
Thank you to all of those who celebrated this special day with us! And thank you to our lovely family that could not join us! We love you all so much!
Love, AKI&A

Checking out Easter Bunny Treats!

Let the Easter Egg Hunt Begin (some of us couldn't wait)!!!


Our Beautiful Girls on Easter Morning!

Nana Jane & our sweet girls!

The Garney Family in Kansas City for Easter!

Grandma & Grandpa with Baby Eloise!!!

The Hennessy Family in Kansas City for Easter!!

Great Aunt Annie

Great Aunt Lisa

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