Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter Festivities!

Ah, I love extra long weekends. They make the week go by that much faster, and this week needs to go by FAST. Eric is out of town at a church leader's conference, so it's just me and the girlies. And unfortunately we got off to a bad start yesterday.

Poor Grace spent all of Easter super crabby and not like herself at all. She was throwing tantrums at the drop of a hat, and all Eric and I could do was look at each other in bewilderment, because we honestly didn't know what to do with our problem-child. (The same thing happened to us on Christmas Eve when Gracie was cutting teeth - I'm sure Eric's family thinks Grace is simply a doll, haha.) Well, the next day (yesterday) she woke up with a super high fever and the poor thing was sick all day long. Ah. That explains it. It was so sad watching my normally rambunctious child do nothing but lay on the couch and look miserable all day.

I'm hoping today is a better day. Friday can't get here soon enough!

Even though our little Gracester was off-kilter for most of the afternoon, we still managed to have a fabulous Easter Sunday. It was so fabulous, that by the end of the day I literally couldn't speak, I was so tired. My nausea is waning, but my energy still has yet to return.

***Get ready for a super long post. I'm sorry. I think I took like 800 pictures. I'll try to whittle  it down to 30 or so and just throw the rest on Facebook, haha.***

Our morning began with the traditional run to see what the Easter Bunny brought!

Daddy bunny thought it would be funny to throw in some gag gifts this year. Evelyn was so excited to put on her new sunglasses, only to find, "Hey, they don't fit!" Baha.

Sorry, darling. Had to. :)

And after Eric whipped up some biscuits and gravy while we ladies got ready for the day, we had the first egg hunt of the day in our little front yard. 

Then it was church time! We were very excited to get to use our new church building to hold Easter services. In eight days members of the congregation came together and finished the lighting in the sanctuary, the carpet was installed, and all of the chairs were ordered and put in. It was an awesome service, and we didn't even have all the fancy stage lights and sound hooked up. I'm super excited for things to come!

After church, it was time for Easter with the Robert clan. This year we had our Easter lunch at Eric's sister Amy's house, and she is the cutest little hostess ever. I mean, for real. I only wish I had taken pictures of every single detail, because she had the most adorable ideas.

Bunny napkins. Be still my heart. She didn't even get the idea from pinterest. They came from a book. You know, those things you hold in your hand and turn the page? Watch out, Martha.

Great Grandma Robert had a special gift for the kiddos. Evie and Austin loved them!

And Gracie did her own thing, cause her bad mood was just beginning....

But I sure loved her present, haha.

It was a great day. The kids played and played and played. 

And we had Easter Egg hunt #2....

They played and played some more, and then it was time for dinner! So off to my parent's house we went, where there was a yummy feast waiting.

And the girls discovered some more treats...

By this time the kids were old pros at the whole egg hunting thing. Both Evie and Grace knew just what to do when we let them loose for the third egg hunt of the day.

Gracie only found three eggs, haha, probably because she was too busy doing this:

But, she found the GOLDEN egg, so Grace got a special treat:

A long but great day!

Our little family is super blessed to have so many relatives who live nearby. Our holidays are long, but so much fun, and we are so thankful for everyone who puts so much time and effort into making great memories for our family. We hope that you had a fabulous Easter, too!

Grace is doing better this morning - back to most of her old shenanigans! Eric just called. He's very excited about all of the awesome free books he's already gotten at the conference, haha. I'm jealous for all of the speakers he's going to hear over the next few days - some of our favorite authors are there. Lucky duck! And we're just going to try to keep on surviving this week.

Have a great day!


Heather said...

LOVE the hair!!! And do I see a little itty bitty baby bump?

It's so good to hear someone be thankful for having tons of places to go on a holiday instead of complaining about it. Good for you!

Cassie said...

LOVE this!!

Meagan said...

Cute, cute, cute!!!

Do Amy & Terrill know what they are having yet?!

Ashley Mitchell said...

Cute! Love the dresses.

Adrien said...

Haha, yes, there is definitely a bump. I couldn't hide it anymore if I tried! People who didn't know for sure that I was expecting were asking at church on Sunday. :)

Meagan - Amy and Terrill are having a GIRL! :D

Sarah said...

Those dresses are to die for. LOVE those girls :)


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