Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bunny Tales

What a weekend!  It was so different than what I had expected it to be, but I guess that I need to get used to different.  Saturday Michelle and Shawn had planned on taking the kids to Rose Hill Manor for an Easter Egg Roll and various other activities and of course it was raining on Saturday.  Michelle called and found out that it was going to go on rain or shine, so they went anyway.  By the time they got over there it was down to a mere drizzle and then the sun came out and it turned into a nice day after all.   

While they were playing, Tim came home and invited me to lunch so we went downtown and had lunch together.  Just the two of us.  It was really nice.  We went to Firestone's in Frederick and sat upstairs, our table had a birdseye view of Market Street and the floor below.  Its fun to watch all the activity going on about you on a busy Saturday!  Tim was full of stories of readying for the opening of the restuarant and interviewing candidates and life in general.  It was just so nice to spend some time with him and catch up with my boy!  Love that kid.
Soon after we got home, Michelle and Shawn got home with the kids and the house came alive!  It's amazing the life that children will bring to a home.  Jim had picked up cookies for the kids to decorate and Bella and Aiden had a blast with those.  It was so much fun to see how the two of them approached the same task in such different ways; Aiden seemed to want to get as much icing and decors on each cookie as possible while Bella took her time and tried to make a pattern with the icing finishing with all the icing before adding any of the decors.  It was just funny. 

Here they are working on their creations.  Aiden's face is painted like a dog and Bella's a bunny.
Once they finished with the cookies it was on to dyeing eggs.  We had plenty of those for them to do, Jim had hard boiled 6 dozen for them and wanted to do more! 
They made all kinds of decorated eggs, striped, polka dotted, speckled, plaid, some had writing, some were two toned, but mostly they all looked like this.
Funny how that happens-huh?!
But, the kids had a great time.  All of the kids..
Even the big ones!
Then I made dinner and we all shared a nice meal together.  It was really nice.  I loved having them all there!  After dinner, Bell and Aiden had a surprise for Jim and I, they hid plastic eggs for us.  They instructed us to go in the backyard and look for them and they would give us clues - hot or cold.  Their hot or cold clues included them taking our hands and showing us where they were hidden sometimes, but that's okay, we wouldn't have found them otherwise.  (Buried under the sand.) 
Then Shawn and Aiden had to go home and Bella  had to get ready for bed.  Tim spent the night at our house and in the morning we woke to Bella hunting for eggs.  Then it was time for church.  Where she had another egg hunt.  After church, Michelle and Bella went to Shawn's familys for dinner and yet another egg hunt, Timmy went home and Jim and I had a quiet afternoon alone.  As I said, it was a different Easter for us.  It was good, but different. 

Here's Bella in her Easter dress.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and celebrated the birth of our Saviour!

1 comment:

  1. Karen,
    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I had a lot of fun hosting the Easter party and I am so blessed with great friend that could be there to help share the fun! The little jars are from Hobby Lobby and they are 1.00 each when you get them half off. Bath salts would just be darling in them with some cute ribbon!