We had a busy but wonderful Easter. We got up early this morning so the kids could check out their Easter baskets before we went to church. They were all pleased with their gifts from the bunny.
|JP (the arrow was pointing outside where there was a new sandbox)|
|Emmie (she also had a card telling her the EB had gotten her new dance shorts and tank top that will arrive later)|
|Ellie (she was really excited about getting the 4th Harry Potter book and managed to make good headway during our car ride today!)|
|Ruthie (she loves a good pair of PJs and was very excited to get new ones!)|
We went to church and as always it was a lovely service. I absolutely love the music at our church and they always step it up for the holidays and we sang some of my favorite Easter hymns.
|JP was NOT thrilled about having to have his picture taken! It was so cold outside I didn't even try to get an outside pic...it was hard enough getting one inside where it was warm!|
After the service we ran home and threw everything in the car and headed to North Carolina to do Easter with the Hedrick clan (Paul's mom's family). We had a special treat in that, since it was after tax season, my parents were able to come too!
|So thankful that my girls are growing up with these sweet big girls who love on them!|
We ate some delicious food, hunted Easter eggs, had an egg toss (Kim and I hung in there until close to the end!), and had a scavenger hunt. The kids had so much fun playing with their second cousins...they look forward so much to these times when they're all together.
|Emmie and Blake were one of 2 teams left at the end. They were really far apart by the end and their egg hit the ground over and over but just wouldn't break!|
|The contest was finally moved to the court. Emmie and Blake came in second. Emmie was pretty proud of herself!|
|Scavenger hunt with Uncle Clyde. We said he looked like the Pied Piper!|
|JP uncovering his egg.|
|JP supervising dish washing with Doug and Laura Ann.|
We headed home once all the festivities were done as we have school tomorrow. We had such a wonderful spring break. It's going to be a rough transition going back to the real world tomorrow!