Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Easter

Two Years Ago ...



One Year Ago ...

This Year ...
Elena was just so thrilled to be having her picture taken

The best photo I could get of the two of them all day -- but they sure love their pandas the Easter Bunny brought them

Learning about Peeps -- and none to sure



Nathan was so thrilled about his Peep he couldn't even sit up to show his excitement.




Egg hunting -- definitely more for the parents than the kids. Elena really got into it, but the boys mostly wanted to play with the toys in the backyard. Guess it goes back to the gatherer instinct for my girl, she loved the search.


Once Garrett found there was chocolate (or money!) in the eggs, then he was slightly more interested. Of course, by then Elena had pretty much picked the yard clean.



Chillin' with Felix after the hunt

Checking out her new ride (courtesy of some wonderful neighbors whose daughter had outgrown it). Let's just say playing in the backyard is much more fun now that there are TWO cars -- until we add a third child to the mix.

Uncle Rice reading ad nauseum to Elena. I think she would have kept him right there all day if she'd had her say.


All in all it was an enjoyable day. Unfortunately it was our third Easter as a family with children and the third Easter in a row that Chris has missed. Darn Marine Corps!

Ben, Meghan, and Nathan spent the afternoon with us. The temp was in the mid-80s and we enjoyed the yard and the kids playing outside. Dinner was roast lamb with raspberry marinade, couscous, and roasted asparagus. We were also supposed to have carrot cake for dessert, but I let my sugar supply run too low. Bummer, but the rest of the meal was delish!

Still the best part of the day for me was at the end, right before bed. The kids curled up on my lap in Elena's rocking chair and we read the Easter story from the Bible. Elena conked out in my arms and Garrett drifted off to sleep peacefully. My angels on earth, home and in my hearts forever.


12 comments:

Tina said...

Happy Easter! The kids look adorable as always! And they are getting so big! I've missed you in your blogging absensce. Glad you're back.

Kim & Dave said...

Cute kiddos!

Tell Chris "thanks" for his sacrifices from some very grateful friends in CO!

(& I'm not jealous of your 80 degree weather at all-nope!)

Kris and Mindy said...

Looks like a beautiful day for you! I love the "remebering when" pictures. It's so amazing to look back and see how time has gone by...and how much our sweet ones have grown. Easter always just feels like such a special holiday to me:-) Glad yours was wonderful!
Many Hugs

Todd, Amy & Evan said...

Been anxiously awaiting an update since your last posting in February. Thanks for the fix.

JuJu - said...

you have beautiful kids girl:)

2003beachbunch said...

Happy Easter! It looks like you guys had a blast. The kiddos are so big! Kendall didn't quite know what to do with her peeps either :-)

Angel said...

My favorite pic is her on the couch looking absolutely annoyed with you and your camera. It's adorable. They are so cute. Angel

Nan & Dan said...

love the pics!! so happy you had a happy easter, even without chris :(
um....third child???? cmon, gotta give us more :)

Christina said...

Happy belated Easter my friend.

You have been tagged.

Our Family of 5 said...

Yay! A Update! Missed seeing them beautiful babies! So when exactly would you be wanting to add that 3rd child? LOL

Sophia is obessed with her Pookie book you gave her, we read it about 1000 times a day!

Mommavia said...

Great pix...nothing like a chocolate smeared face for some fun!!

Kelly said...

Becky I cannot stop smiling everytime I visit your blog! :) LOVE all the Easter pictures of your handsome little prince and gorgeous little princess!