Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter 2009

Jeremy is privileged to work for a company that continues to put family first. During a time when most companies have cut these gatherings from their budgets a long time ago, they host a variety of family-friendly gathering over the year and Easter is no exception. We went to the Easter party a few weeks ago. The girls got baskets and as it turns out, Addy and Lilly like the bunny as much as they liked SANTA. Maybe this distaste for people in costumes may save us in the long run, making us avoid Disney until they have kids of their own?
As for Easter day, we've been busy!
Opening Easter baskets this morning and getting a surprise from Auntie Joyce & Uncle Norman in England--the girls got little backpacks! They are so darn cute and will use them to pack up toys to take with them on day trips and to Grandma & Grandpa's house! Thank you!
Getting all dressed up for the Easter service at church and realizing why we go so infrequently...the girls were certainly not well-behaved and after bribing with snacks and toys, we ended up leaving early....
Gathering for brunch at the location where Jeremy and I had our hometown reception almost 4 years ago (to the day!). Above we have 3 uncles, 2 girlfriends, 2 grandmas, 2 grandpas, a great-grandma, a great-grandpa and us. Nothing like Easter to realize how blessed we are!
We hunted for eggs in the backyard!

And got lots of special Easter goodies!

Phew...what a day! Thankfully it's almost bedtime!


Catherine said...

I love the backpacks! They are adorable - and the girls look so cute in their Easter outfits. Good job with the Easter eggs - I imagine it was pretty funny watching them hunt. They really don't like costumed holiday figures...kind of funny since they love Elmo! I am so excited to see the girls on Friday:)

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Anonymous said...

I just wanted everyone to know that first thing on Monday Lilly, still in her PJ's, insisted that her backpack be put on her back. She then ran around until breakfast time before she could be bribed with food to remove it!! Abig hit and Addy not to be outdone showed a new trick of spinning herself around until she is so giddy that she cannot stand up and falls over to hysterical laughter from both of them!!
Grandpa Ian

jillian said...

Great pictures!! I don't blame them about the Easter Bunny, he is not a cute bunny. They are getting so big and adorable! Glad you guys had a good Easter.