Monday, April 05, 2010

My Favorite!

I like Christmas. The air has a bite to it, and there's joy. But there's stress too. Too many things to bake, too much commercialism, the whole bit. I enjoy the fourth of July with it's sticky humidity, barbeque's during the day and fireworks at night, but it hasn't been as much fun as an adult as it was as a kid. Thanksgiving is wonderful with family, and friends and so much food it's easily one of my favorite holidays.

Easter, however is easily ranking high on my list of favorite holidays again. All that it represents, new life, warm weather coming around the corner, and the Resurrection. There is so much to be thankful for.

This year, Easter was amazing around here. We got the kids all spiffed up:

We took them to church, where Little Monster "participated" in the Easter program. I have participated in quotes, because he stood at the front of the church looking at the giant crowd in front of him. I think the sight shocked him so much he forgot all the words to his songs. But he did shake his little tambourine at the end. I might post some video of that once we get the right cord for the camera.

After church there was an egg hunt at church. Butterball is walking -- WALKING -- well enough to carry a basket, so I let her loose. She proceeded to find two eggs and sit in the dirt to inspect them thoroughly. It was still pretty cute.

Then, we came home and let Little Monster have his fill of candy. And candy. And candy. And maybe some chocolate. Followed by another Easter egg hunt, and dinner of ham, homemade mac n cheese and green bean casserole.

It was a nearly perfect day. I'm grateful for the opportunities we had to be together as a family -- I know all too soon, Daddy will return to sea duty and he'll be gone, gone, and gone.

Happy Easter Everyone!

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