Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter 2012

We had a wonderful Easter holiday this year! We packed up the car and headed to MiMi and PaPaw's house Saturday afternoon and the boys had already written letters to the Easter bunny letting him know we were going to be over there for the evening.

Saturday morning we woke up and had special bunny pancakes for breakfast! Gamma and Gampa sent a special bunny cupcake kit in the mail but we put the goodies on top of our pancakes and they were so much fun!

It was a great way to start the Easter weekend!

The weather couldn't have been more perfect, either, for the weekend! The boys played outside practically the entire time and we had a hamberger/veggie berger cookout Saturday night. My parents house has lots of huge trees for shade and an amazing hammock for drifting off. It was the perfect lazy afternoon while the boys played in the boys concocted a "pirate boat with a plank into the swimming pool" (which was basically the baby pool at the end of a slide. I should preface by saying Elijah is COMPLETELY into pirates right now. It's been his past month or so phase.)
Here is Joaquin checking out a snail with his magnifying glass

Here is Elijah setting up his pirate boat/playground to be able to walk the plank into the pool.

The next morning the boys woke up early and ran to the front porch to see if the Easter bunny had gotten the heads up and known to hop by MiMi and Papaw's house and drop off goodies.

Joaquin got a baseball jersey from the Easter bunny

His bunny ears and sticker egg

Elijah has a serious sweet tooth and he jumped into his basket head first!

Elijah's favorite thing was the Easter bunny pirate garb he got! He has been religiously wearing the one skull shirt he has pretty much every day and every night for the past month; resulting in fits and tears when he can't wear it because mommy has to wash it, so the Easter bunny gave him a new skull shirt and a doggie pirate hat. Can you tell he is excited?

Joaquin in his new bunny ears mask

Elijah in his

The boys goofing around in their masks

We had a sugar filled morning and then of course tried to settle ourselves down enough to get dressed for church. We spent the morning in the First Baptist Church of Moody with my parents. It is a precious little old church down the road from my parents house. All the kids had an Easter egg hunt during the big people service, so the boys loaded up on even more candy and were high flying by the time we headed back to MiMi and Papaws for lunch.

Our family Easter picture before heading to church

Mom and I's "Easter bonnets"

Mom had just gotten back from a few days in Round Top (the worlds largest flea market type gathering). And she had a treat for me when I arrived; an Easter Bonnet. :) We had fun wearing our hats to church and feeling all dressed up!

End of the day; end of the candy. This is where we ended.

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