Easter...part one

We are so blessed to normally be with all our kids under one roof on holidays. However, this time we were a bit scattered. Zach and Meg got to take a trip of a lifetime to Switzerland and France and were just arriving back home Easter weekend. Since Ashley was told that was her last official travel weekend...we just told them to stay at home and let us come to them! Also, they had a wedding they really needed and wanted to attend on Saturday before Easter so we got to do a little babysitting while we were there! We celebrated with Zach and Meg and the boys the day after Easter...but I will start with Easter weekend at David and Ashley's first...

We arrived on Friday afternoon...with a very special delivery. Not only were we coming to celebrate Easter but we also delivered the baby dresser to Hudson's room. Larry has so lovingly built a dresser for each grandchild. Parents were able to pick out what they wanted and he built it. It was exciting to be able to move it into Hudson's room...so Mommy could get things organized! As always, it turned out beautiful and hopefully will be a piece of furniture that will be well used and loved!

We wasted no time before we got busy doing fun Easter things with Emma...
First off we made some Easter cookies and let Emma help ice and shake on sprinkles
which of course she loved. 

 Emma-girl loves to help her mommy cook! And her mommy is so sweet to let her help! So patient!
They have the sweetest little bedtime ritual. 
Bath, brush teeth, read Bible story, say prayers and then Emma gets to watch one 10 minute Pocoyo cartoon (which is such a cute little character!) then the last thing is being tucked in and David and Ashley sing her the sweetest song...I can't remember the name but it's about God's love. 
Love it! That night she sang with them...hearing those three voices singing such sweet words together really warms my heart. 

The next morning, we enjoyed a lovely breakfast casserole that Ashley prepared and enjoyed just some sweet table talk. Then the boys ran to Lowe's to pick up some sand for the Easter Bunny. :)
After they returned Ashley told Emma that the Easter Bunny had come (we decided to hunt eggs on Saturday so Sunday wasn't so rushed!) and I would give anything if I had a video of Emma. This little girl has been asking ever since Valentine's when was the Easter Bunny coming! So, when Ashley announced he had come...the SHEER delight and giggles and jumping up and down that occurred was priceless! We headed out to the yard where she was so precious about each and every egg.

Then we headed to the backyard where that clever little Easter Bunny left some fresh sand for the sandbox and some new sandbox tools!
 A new camp chair
And some new bubbles...which brought her so much joy and laughter!

 Ashley and David left a little later for the wedding and so Bud, Honey and Emma made a Bunny cake and played a lot of fun games before bedtime. 

The next morning, Bud really scored when he went to the local donut store and found donut holes that were painted bunny faces! Oh she was so delighted once again! 
 All dressed and ready for church...giving her mommy a hug!
I love this little girl and she looked so cute in her pale pink Easter outfit!
Honey and Emma-girl 
We enjoyed attending church with them, which was followed with an Easter Egg Hunt for the little ones. Emma had such fun. Then we headed home for a lovely and very yummy Easter lunch that Ashley and I worked on together...fixing lots of our favorites. 
We hated for our time to come to an end but it was time to head back to Abilene.
This was our first time to be at one of our kids for a holiday and it was quite fun. Fun to be in their home and celebrate their little traditions and be a part of their family time.
Thank you Ashley and David for the invitation...we had a really lovely time!

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