|She dyed most of her eggs pink|
|The lovely Lila|
Saturday morning we took the kids to their first public egg hunt, held at the community center of our little town. I was a little anxious for them as I wasn't sure how they would do racing against other kids for eggs. Luckily, all I had to do was tell Lila there was candy in the eggs, and that prompted her to hurry along and grab as many of the brightly colored plastic eggs as possible.
|He doesn't look like a fierce hunter, but watch out!|
We've discovered that Paisley has a competitive streak in him, so after explaining that he had to be quick to get some eggs, he sprinted off to an area of the egg hunt that the other kids hadn't reached yet. Both kids did great in their age group and Lila won a pink Build-a-Bear bunny. As we were leaving Paisley said "Can we do this again next year?!" I call that a successful egg hunt.
Saturday night we headed to a church I had not been to before. We have yet to find a fit that brings us back week after week, but we had heard good things about this one. Scott had to work so Nana filled in and helped keep the little ones from coloring in the Bible. The service and music were wonderful and I love the questions it prompted the kids to ask later that night and throughout the rest of the weekend. I look forward to returning for another service!
The next morning I was up before the rest of the house cutting fruit and baking the traditional bunny shaped dessert. This year I went with a dark chocolate brownie with a mocha frosting. It tasted fantastic and continued to taste wonderful the next few mornings as I snuck a few bites while sipping my coffee.
Our first stop was my parents house. My mom should have been a professional decorator as her holiday decor is always festive and beautiful. The kids had an egg hunt before gathering around the table for a feast. My mom and dad brought down baskets for everyone and the kids were beside themselves with excitement. They were just as excited about new socks as they were about the candy.
Time slipped away from us as we enjoyed the beautiful temperatures outside and enjoyed being with loved ones. We strapped the babies into their car seats and it was time to head to Scott's parents house.
|Candy and Cousins|
We've never taken for granted the short drive between our families home. 40 minutes in a car each holiday is something we can happily make happen. The fun began again as the kids had an egg hunt with their cousin. As the last few eggs were found, a huge thunderstorm rolled in, forcing us all indoors. The exceptionally warm 77 degree day dropped to low 50's as we finished eating dinner.
The kids received baskets from their grammie and the adults were able to catch up as the kids played. The storm finally passed and it was time to head home. The babies were crashing from the sugar and excitement of the day and were more then happy to slip into jammies and get to bed.
|Family of 4|
Before Scott and I went to bed, I went and gave the babies kisses. I like going to sleep with the images of them peacefully sleeping and having just kissed their sweet little heads. Scott and I reflected on each part of our day. Having both of families to spend this holiday with. Having children that are healthy, thankful, loving children. Being blessed with so much more then what we deserve. We don't take any of it for granted.
I hope each of you have more blessings then you can count
and the good fortune to realize it.
Have a great week!!