Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Weekend

Presenting our beautiful sparkle and camo Easter eggs! This is the first year we did something a little "extra" (you know, besides the normal coloring process) and they turned out great. I love the pride and artistry that went in to each and every egg.
Yes! Snow on Easter weekend! We decided to brave the weather and the dreaded pass and drove to Sisters to be with my parents on Saturday afternoon. And it was perfect timing! The pass had bare pavement almost the entire way, and we all had a wonderful time together. Here you can see them making a snow fort, which they stock piled with snowballs and then "invited" their dad to come out and see - boy did he have a big surprise when he was bombarded with snowballs. They tried it out on Papa the next day, and it was hilarious to watch. Needless to say, my dad gets in to his snowball fighting...

Beacause the ground was covered with snow, the Easter Bunny hid the eggs in the barn, which was perfect! He dropped their baskets off at the front door, and even knew to find my two B's in Sisters. Britt swears he saw the Easter Bunny - he "really did!" As he stepped out to see if their baskets had arrived, he saw his "white head and blue eyes." He told us it was really cool that he was the "first person in our family to ever see the Easter Bunny."

And here you can see they are bundled up and ready to go sledding! Britt was not happy to have to wear Grandma's hat, but it was that or no sledding, so he sucked it up and wore the darn thing, which I think looked adorable. Papa took them up on the hill and we had a little sledding session. (I'll post a short video of that later.) My mom was even able to go and watch the activity from the front seat of the Explorer, which my dad drove right out into the forest so we could find the best sledding spot. Brailey Shaye said, "Okay, I'm ready to go like the wind!" We decided after it was all over that we'll always remember the Easter Sunday we went sledding, and when we tell the story in the future, no one will believe us. But it's oh-so-true!

My mom, bless her heart, surprised Brady with a birthday cake she got for him. His little dumplings were thrilled! His birthday is actually today, but we had our cake (yes, ate it, too!) a day early. It was a special Easter weekend, and my B's are completely worn out. On the way to school this morning, neither one of them said a word, which is how I know they are still tired from all the excitement, even after a good night's sleep. Memories, memories, memories... It is the last Easter we will ever spend in Sisters, so it is only right that it was so special to all of us.

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