Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Well, we're at the end of a beautiful, fun-filled day. Annie is still up, reading books in bed and chatting with her new stuffed animals about the Easter Bunny.

Easter started early; last night we opened a package from GramE. This outfit was included, and Annie put it on immediately. She was so excited to show us how she can dress herself, and she did! Then she posed for pictures.

 Also in the package were some books, a new swimming suit, a stuffed rabbit, and 2 new cars!! Oh, the joy! GramE gave us some clothes for the new baby girl, too. Annie was just as excited about "Mommy's Baby"s clothes as she was about her new ones. :)

This morning we woke up and found that the Easter Bunny had come to our house and hidden eggs with candy inside!

Then it was time for church! We all got dressed up and took pictures. Annie's were the cutest, so here ya' go!

Church was wonderful. We participated in 2 choir performances (Brant sang in the men's group, which sounded awesome), I got to conduct the congregation in the Easter hymns, which I LOVE, and I taught my Easter lesson for the 7-year-olds. So much fun.

After church we rushed off to be in Gettysburg for dinner with Grandma and Poppy, and Thomas and Caroline. You may not believe it, but the Easter Bunny stopped by their house too!! He hid the eggs outside this time, though!

finding eggs in the raspberry patch . . .

and the horseshoe pit . . . .

and the woodpile!

Then we all sat down inside and watched a little baseball while eating some of the loot before dinner.

Easter dinner was delicious! Ham and scalloped potatoes and yummy green beans! MMMmmm!

After dinner we played a fun game of Peggity (a British version, actually) with Thomas and Caroline and then headed home after lemon meringue pie, coconut cake, and ice cream. :) Lovely!


Cindy said...

Oh, I wanted Lemon Meringue pie and Coconut Cake...I just didn't get around to making it! Should have come up this week I guess! We had a lovely Ham. asparagus and onion bread with brownies and ice cream..and excellent conversation. But missed everyone! Loved the pictures. Annie is adorable and so is Brant in his dark suit!

The Ellsies said...

I don't know if Cindy told you, but Cadance got the same outfit for Easter. So, if we see you this summer they can dress up together. Hope all is well. Expect a package in the next little bit. It's sitting by my front door waiting to be taken to the post office :)

Kathryn Quinn said...

Thank you for taking the pictures around the yard and of the Easter Dinner table. I can show my students how pretty the centerpiece looked. --and daddy what we did while he was sleeping off his fever (which he did). It sounds like you need to get a picture of Annie,Cadance & baby in their matching dresses.

Kathryn Quinn said...

Oh--the Peggity game was actually the New Zealand version (but I guess that counts as British, doesn't it?)