We started things off on Saturday morning with our Easter Egg hunt at church. However, things were a little different this year because...I WAS IN CHARGE!!!! Along with another lady from church and several volunteers, I organized our hunt this year which included 4000 eggs, a couple of bounce houses, a complimentary hot dog lunch, and some various Easter games. Along with our church family, we also specifically invited some ministries in the area that reach out to single moms. I have to pat myself on the back just a tad and say that the event went off wonderfully! Sure...there are a few things I would have done differently, but overall it was a great success!
After the event at church was over and all cleaned up, we headed to Hubby's parents' house for a quick Easter celebration. We had another egg hunt for the kids, and then we spent most of the afternoon just hanging out and enjoying the sunshine!
I do have to admit that in many ways I completely failed at Easter this year. Well...at least when it came to doing Easter stuff. With all of Nora's medical drama, March just flew by and the last thing on my mind was pulling out all of the Easter decorations and filling every day with Easter-related fun. However, I did manage to buy a few jelly beans that I had Elyse plant...and guess what?!? They grew into suckers! She totally thought this was amazing and it literally took me all of 2 minutes!
I did also manage to fill the girls' Easter baskets (not new matching baskets as I'd hoped...but there's always next year). For Nora we included a swimsuit and sun hat, a couple of new headbands, and her very first bible. And for Elyse we included a swimsuit, new flip flops, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, a new jump rope, headbands (which she hates), and just a touch of candy. We definitely lean towards the practical side of things for Easter baskets.
Before church we actually managed a timer-taken family photo with everyone actually looking at the camera...and I was also able to manage a couple of father/daughter & mother/daughter shots! You might recognize the girls' Easter outfits from Nora's 3-Month photo shoot...hey, I can't waste that much cuteness on just one photo shoot!
After church we headed down to my parents' house for the annual family Easter gathering. The weather was pretty much awful, but we did manage another group photo, some dance party shenanigans from Elyse, and even a quick Easter egg hunt outside. However, our darling, prissy, princess was more concerned about a few raindrops that were on the plastic eggs than she was about the candy actually hiding inside. Silly girl...we're seriously going to have a "who cares if we get a little bit wet or dirty" intervention. It's ridiculous. Really.