Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Easter (From The Other Sister)

 
 Our Easter week began with a little "egging" fun. We placed a dozen plastic eggs in the yards of two friends. 11 of the eggs had coins in them and 1 of them was left empty, to represent the empty tomb. They loved it and their children filled their piggy banks. It was fun and thanks to Pinterest, I had a free egg printable to tape to their doors with a cute little message on it.


Henry had his annual Easter sonrise breakfast at school on Thursday morning. He was all decked out in his Easter shirt. My friend Amy makes the cutest things for us. He was the only one in Easter gear besides one little girl in his class. It made me laugh and realize these days of personalization are coming to a bittersweet end. I will rock the monogram until I just can't or he asks me not too...so hang with me and love me through the end.

After his party I had a little interesting eye procedure and while I was there Randall texted me and said we would go south for the night to check on the corn. So, I had no time to think about my post procedure pain and instead I rushed home to prepare a few things for Easter and pack up H and me for our little trip. He loves a hotel. Here he is riding on the luggage cart in his carseat. Rotten love. He had to take his carseat in because we were in Pine Bluff and Juju was picking us up the next morning while our little daddy went to check on his corn in LA. Yay!


I love these faces. I missed our oldest face. We dropped him off at work. He works on a berry farm. I thought it was a dairy farm these last 2 weeks and was surprised when we dropped him off amongst berries and not cows. Oh, how they all laugh at me. I can't help it.

We ate at Taco Bell for lunch after visiting our favorite resale store in the country. It was the best lunch I have had in months. I love these people.


We played at Juju's house and waited for Randall to come pick us up to head home. Henry loves going to their house because it means banging on drums, playing with leggos, playing with army men and getting away with most everything under the sun. I loved this photo. He may play hard to get with his Juju but he thinks she walks on water...trust me.


We came home and got ready for Easter at our house. Randall and Henry went to run Saturday errands as usual and came home with this beautiful plant for me. Henry picked it out himself. It was my "Easter basket" and I loved it so much.


The Easter Bunny did not come to our house. Henry is terrified of the Easter Bunny. Henry asked us if we could stop him from coming to see him. He still wanted a basket though. So, we gave it to him from us and he loved it. Rex was the only toy he did not have from Toy Story so he was thrilled to get a talking Rex from us. We got it brand new in the package at the resale in Feb for $11 and it cost $26 brand new. Score! I loved not having to do the whole Easter Bunny tale with him. It was easier and a lot less simple.


Here we are all ready for our Easter celebration at church. Our self portraits are always interesting and are never really fabulous, but this one is probably the best one so far. I usually put the camera on the living room mantel and we say "cheese" real fast before it shoots.


After church this little buddy was ready for our "bunny booty cake" that I made. He talked about it all the way home in the truck. He had to pet it after he washed his hands from nursery germs, of course!


I have cooked and hosted Easter in our home for 10 years now. All of our married Easters. I love it. Tablescapes and cooking are so fun to me. This was my table for Easter lunch. I used my Meemaw's fine china and my Fiestaware. It was a very chic look I thought!


We had my dad and Connie join us and Randall's parents join us. They all went to their church services and then drove over to eat. I love having them close enough to do that. It is a blessing. Henry was excited to have them all here at one time. He showed out, played fast, and crashed hard that evening in his bed. Randall trimmed back some of our trees on Saturday and Henry insisted this photo be taken in front of the branch pile. So as any good grandparent would do...they all went and stood there and smiled. Oh me.


I was so thrilled to see my daddy walk up the steps to my house without a cane. This old man of mine is coming around with that new knee. He is still in pain and hobbles a bit, but it is quite the accomplishment to be walking unassisted up my steps I think. You go Daddy-O!


Henry went on an egg hunt in the yard after we ate. It was a sight to see. His daddy had to coach him a little bit a few times. It was fun to have him at the age where he can really find them and gets the concept.


I love Easter and all the little traditions we have and all the meaning it holds for us as Christ followers. It is one of my favorite holidays.  I am packing away all of my Easter decor this week. That means no holiday decor in this house until harvest/Halloween. Whoo hoo for simplified living!

Oh, and my eye is fine. I had a cyst removed on my inner, lower eyelid. It hurt like nobody's business!

Abby

2 comments:

His Doorkeeper said...

Bless your heart on the eye surgery! Hope it is better soon! You are a girl after my own heart. Love that you fixed Easter dinner and your table was just lovely! I told HUBS that I would love to fix Easter dinner for all the family but I leave the house at 7:30a.m. every Sunday to play the piano at the nursing home and I just can't get it together for company! So we had the "traditional" Easter enchiladas at El Chico!! :)

Have I mentioned to you that I love Henry??

Kelley said...

Henry is adorable! This is a fabulous post! Your Easter decorations are so cute! My girls don't like the Easter bunny either. Ha!