It’s the end of April and I know I haven’t blogged in quite a while (again). It’s been on the to-do list, but I just haven’t had the spare time…or made the time, rather. And we’ve had a lot going on (more to come on that later…).
Easter was nice. Joe’s family was all here, and the rain that threatened held off until the afternoon. Hannah and Joseph got up early enough to check out their baskets before Daddy had to leave. I took the kids with me to the sunrise service, dressed in their new Easter clothes. Hannah went last year but it was special having them both there this year.
We came back home to make Empty Tomb rolls, a tradition we started last year. I love the focus this activity puts on the real meaning of Easter. I really try to make Easter about Jesus, but it is not easy to do with all the parties, egg hunts and baskets of candy and toys. Of course I love putting together baskets for the kids filled with stuff they’ll love, and have no plan in stopping that, but I try to keep it under control.
Once Gran Gran and Poppy, Aunt Sarah, Aunt Betsy, Liam and Marshall were all here, we went to the church for the egg hunt and worship service. I got tears in my eyes as we sang “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” as is so easy for me to do.
We came home and had lunch – or feast, actually – prepared by Gran Gran. The kids played outside, getting their nice clothes all dirty but having a great time while we watched.
Meme came in town for the night and brought Easter goodies for all four of us. It was back to school on Monday morning and one more week of school before spring break. Hannah and Joseph had their last soccer game and Joseph missed a couple days of school with strep. I don’t like when my babies are sick, but I love the special time I get to spend with them alone.
That Friday we hit the road.
We enjoyed a full, but fun, spring break. Joe performed a wedding for a church member on Amelia Island and we enjoyed the little getaway. The kids had plenty of fun playing with Meme in Savannah, including celebrating Joseph’s birthday early at their favorite “cook-on-the-table” Japanese place.
In other news, Hannah lost her two front teeth!!! Not kidding, one that Tuesday night and the other one the next. In between, on the one day they had at home during the break, they played Jesus in the backyard. Completely thought up on their own. I looked up from reading and Hannah was “washing the disciples feet”.
There was also plenty of silliness, as there usually is with these two.
And it’s time for school pick-up. Second (and way fun) part of spring break ahead. To be continued…