Sunday, May 22, 2011

Church Rain, Eggs And Family!

Easter Sunday was much the same, and also quite different from last year.  We started the same way... a sunrise service (sunrise, 10:00AM, same thing, really) overlooking the ocean.
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Unfortunately, a major difference between this year and last is that this year it rained!  We ended up having a very short service due to the rain... perhaps next year we'll be sure to have a backup plan?  In any case, Jack didn't even realize that church was cut short, only that we were there at all- and that's what's important, right?

Once we got home, Easter resumed according to plan!  My family came over and the boys got to hunt for eggs!  Jack was really into it , Sam was into it for a bit, and Luke wasn't really into it at all- he had just finished an egg hunt at his church, so he was pretty much over it for our hunt.  When I opened the blinds to the patio door and Jack saw the eggs, he was so excited!  Their baskets were on their picnic table, and they went there first.  Inside Jack's basket was an egg-picker-upper thingie, and he used that the whole time!  That was a great idea, since not only did he love it so much, but after he found the silver (money) egg, he declared the hunt over and I had to pick up the rest of the eggs!  Even though Jack was really into the egg hunt, apparently the Easter Bunny left too many for 3 kids to hunt- especially when two of those kids are 1 year old!

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And of course I had to post a video of Sam's first egg hunt... okay, his first egg hunt that he actually participated in!

After the egg hunt the boys went through their loot!

And then, here is where our Easter one again differed from last year in a major way: we didn't go to my aunt's house!  This year we went to my mom's house for lunch- we had a great time!  The boys absolutely love going to grandma's house and of course the adults love having conversations with other adults for a change!  Of course, we had to pause our adult conversation when it was time for another egg hunt!

Or course, the boys were pretty much egg-hunt-ed out, so they really only hunted a few each before finding other things to do.
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We had such a great Easter!  And the best part?  We were ALL there!  That's right!  All of my parents' kids were there...

All of Amy's family was there...

All of my family was there...

And of course, we had to get a shot of my parents with their boys, too!

 And of course, I have to end this post with a big HE IS RISEN!!!

1 comment:

  1. He has risen, indeed! I look like a merchant in my apron that I had on due to serving food at church that morning. Next time, remind me to take it off earlier. lol