|Easter Morning 2012|
After they all had ample time to enjoy their first treat we started searching for our baskets. The girls had done this three times now and were old pro's whipping back the curtains, opening doors, looking under the tables. Amabelle found her basket first and immediately began checking the contents: A purple dress, sunglasses, bubble bath, new garden tools, the tastefully portioned candy bags...
For the boys, this was the first time hunting for an Easter Basket, but they did splendidly. Their eyes grew wide and filled with wonder when they pealed back the table cloth to discover their baskets. Daddy Bunny had dug up special trucks for garden play, new trains, and some big boy forks and spoons. There were was an obligatory new spring outfit and some sun hats too, so that the boys could stop wearing their sisters beautiful floral ones.
After we explored our baskets we got dressed in our easter finery, provided by Mimi and PopPop. Beautiful spring dresses and easter bonnets for the ladies and handsome boy jeans and shirts with a lovely nautical sweater for the men.
|Jackson Oliver, April 8, 2012 (still loving those apples)|
|Alexander Joseph, April 8, 2012|
|Amabelle Grace, April 8, 2012|
|Emmaline Rose, April 8, 2012|
|The girls were so ready to go, and a bit irritated that I made them wait |
at the top of the steps until everyone was ready.
|Alex checking out the lay of the land - don't you want to |
nibble that little ear?
|Emma looks out over the yard to see if she missed any eggs|
|Bella trying on her Princess Crown|
|Mini and Emma show off her spoils|
|PopPop helps Bella look through her basket|
In typical Amabelle fashion, she searched out each egg in an almost methodical fashion. Emmaline came into her own with the hunting this year and combined her speed and agility with some eagle eyed glances and quickly filled her own basket as well.
The boys - well that was something so see. Alex found the first thing off the deck - a rubber duck - and spent a significant portion of the morning quacking... And not a little "quack quack" but this gutteral "wrqaaak" ing kind of sound. Jack was so excited by all of the running that he - well he ran. He darted this way and that with the happiest face yelling "GO GO GO!!!" And then of course they went down the side head first repeatedly.
|Alex doing his duck impersonation|
|Handsome Man, Jack|
|PopPop shows Jack an Egg|
|Looking quite regal at the top of the play set|
|Jack getting ready to dive down the slide|
|Trying on sissy's easter bonnet|
After the egg hunt we returned to the house and enjoyed our Easter Brunch and Mimosa's (curtesy of PopPop) and relaxed a bit as the kiddos, worn out from a busy morning, napped. The adults put the finishing touches on dinner and when they awoke we dined on a lovely collective dinner effort that had something for everyone.
|I couldn't get enough of this little man's smiles today! He was handing|
them out like it was his job!
|Mimi and Belle played Bridge for Jack and his cart|
|Alex leans in to give GG a big kiss|
|Handsome Alex and Daddy|
|Tony and I with Alex - he was all about posing for pictures today,|
must have been the new hair cut!
|Auntie with Jack (as he yells: CHEESE!)|
|Four Generations of wonderful women: Bella, Mimi, GG, Auntie, Mommy, and Emma|