Monday, April 25, 2011

The weekend...

Was busy busy busy. But fun fun fun.

Our church had 3 services yesterday morning, although we normally have two.
We went to the middle one. And The Man and I were both grateful there wasn't a sunrise service, because there's no way we could get our brood up and dressed by then.

The Baby had a fabulous smile.
He took his backpack to collect eggs.
The church ladies served a nice light brunch. Church ladies know how to cook.
This little boy forgot to bring a basket so he used his hoodie! Smart kid.

After church, we headed back to Badger Creek to host a family gathering.
We are super fancy people so we grilled hamburgers and hot dogs.
The Baby took a carrot outside and called "Heeeeere bunny bunny.... Heeeeere bunny bunny..." but was disappointed when the Easter bunny never showed up.
The Boy decorated our porch.

And we had another egg hunt.

There were frisbee and wiffle ball games.
Are you required to use only one arm to swing when playing wiffle ball? I don't know. All the men did.
One man pulled a boobie muscle. He insisted that it was his pectoral, but we ladies knew it was his boobie. He'll have fun explaining that at work this week, "I'm sorry guys I can't work today. I pulled my boobie muscle while playing wiffle ball."

I sat right by first base and every time this beautiful child would come to first, he'd run over and give me a hug.
He's only 9 and girls already swarm around him. Yikes.

The Baby gave rides. He rigged this up himself with a bungee cord.

We made peep s'mores.
The girl had an unharmed peep looking at her s'more saying, "Mommy?!" Then she turned it to me and said, "What have you done to my mommy???"
My kids are weird.

I did manage to get a shot of my kids in their Easter outfits.
I'm weird about their Easter clothes. It's the one time of year I want them to coordinate.
But they can't have traditional Easter clothing like sweater vests and fancy dresses because I want them to be able to wear the items again without people looking at them and thinking that they're wearing their Easter clothes.
And if I can buy the pieces at Target, on clearance, it's even better.

How was your Easter weekend? Fun? Solemn? Joyful? Warm? (ours was chilly.)


Non-Stop Mom said...

What a wonderful day you had! I love the pictures!

Our actual Easter was quiet - most of our festivities were done on Friday and Saturday since my 3 older ones went with their father Saturday afternoon. So the two youngest and I went to church yesterday and then hung out at home. I cleaned, and did laundry, and did dishes, found and eliminated "that smell" from the kitchen, did some blogging stuff, and just generally relaxed.

I'm making up for it today with 4 boys in my living room - the oldest is 5. :)

Danyelle said...

Sounds like you guys had a fun day!

We had a good day too. We went to church services in my hometown at 8am followed by an egg hunt and then breakfast at my grandparents. Then we ran home and I cooked some green beans and mac and cheese and went over to my mom's for late lunch/ early dinner. I think my girls ate their weight in chocolate yesterday too.

Wendy said...

I bought my daughter that same polka dotted sweater (on clearance!)! We have such good taste. Sounds like you had a pretty wonderful Easter! :o)

rentz said...

I like my kiddos to coordinate too. But no fancy stuff here either. Practical is the name of the game for us. Except I always do ties for the boys? Is that considered fancy?

Sarah said...

How fun! We had a great weekend, but are exhausted today. Looks like you had better weather than we did!

Julie said...

We had 80 degree weather until about 7pm then it stormed and went down to 66 degrees. But, the egg hunt was at 3, so it was perfect for us! No pulled boobie muscles for us, though, bummer!

Love the Decor! said...

Looks like a wonderful day!!
Ours was perfect absolutely perfect!! Sweet grandbaby Ezra was here and he is just starting to walk so we had a blast with him!!

Elizabeth @ My Life, Such as it is... said...

Ours was busy, busy, busy! My camera batteries died right before the Egg Hunt & I didn't have my backups like usual. So I used my iPhone and they turned out not so bad.

This year Charlie actually choose a dress shirt and tie to wear for Easter. The tie had race cars on it which is why he wanted it. Usually I do the semi-casual thing too. We did not coordinate.

Sharon said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful day.
I used to coordinate my sons at Easter when they were small. Hugs

~Pam~ said...

What a wonderful day for you and your family!! Great pics too! :-)
Your kids are so cute, and I love the coordinating outfits.

Have a super blessed Monday!
ps btw, love the "blessed" necklace I ordered from you!

Melinda said...

Sounds like you had a blast!
Loved the "boobie story."
The kids look great in the blue outfits. Love the blue cardigan.


Unknown said...

different. new church. my mom is sick. but still, RICHLY blessed.

Sara said...

so, add "practical clothing from Target" to the list of reasons why I am pretty sure we would be friends :)

Actually, my daughter this year wore a hand me down...but, Jack was in a Target polo!

We had misty, raining, gloom. We found a brief window to hide and find eggs at my moms...but, everyone was happy to be together, and that's what matters most.

Meg B. said...

What a fun day, it was a beautiful in KS.

Lindsey said...

Super fun! I was off of school from Thursday - Monday and off of work on Monday! Wednesday night we headed to our favorite restaurant down on the beach, Thursday afternoon my cousin was in town for the morning and we had three congregations worshiping together for Maundy Thursday, Saturday was spent shopping and getting a manicure and pedicure, Sunday was church followed by brunch down at this hip cafe that had crepes at the beach, and yesterday was spent having breakfast with a friend and then lunch and the movies with my 2nd Mom! Fabulous Easter!

Chad and Jody said...

Oh, you are sooo in trouble with those gorgeous kids.

Elisa Seaba said...

I am that way about Easter clothes too. This year it was not full coordination for us though. Your kids look cute/handsome/beautiful in their Easter clothes!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

i said BILLY not MOMMY.