Monday, April 20, 2009

Spring Break part 1: Easter Sunday

We enjoyed a short but relaxing spring break in Florida with my parents and grandparents last week.  We enjoyed the first day of our holiday on Good Friday, and spent the day at home doing chores, hanging out, and playing with Anna Kathryn. 

Saturday, after The Longest Car Ride Ever, we arrived at my folks' house.  We had a joyful reunion with my parents and grandparents, whom we hadn't see since Christmas.  Mom let AK sip some of her Vitamin Water (sounds healthy, right?)  and we watched AK run in circles for about an hour.  Apparently there is much sugar and corn syrup along with the vitamins in Vitamin Water, plus she'd been cooped up for the past 11 hours.  Whew.  Think we'll be sticking to apple juice from now on. 

Sunday morning arrived and with it Easter!  We skipped sunrise service, opting for a little extra sleep.  Not much extra, since Anna Kathryn was up, bright and early, at 5:45 a.m.  We had a blessed and relaxing day celebrating the Resurrection as a family.  I of course had AK's Easter ensemble planned to the last detail.  She looked so cute!  It was a different Easter service for me, since I spent it in the nursery with Anna Kathryn, who was more wiggly than usual in church.  She was able to make it until Children's Church, so I got to enjoy the music, but missed the sermon.  After church we feasted on ham and all the side dishes, watched movies, took a walk, played with all the "new" toys in Nana's toy closet, and enjoyed a family day together. 

Happy Easter!
Visiting with friends at Dad's church.

We attempted to take a "four generations" picture of my mom, Mamapa (my grandmother), me and Anna Kathryn... as usual, the results are more hilarious than frame-worthy. 
Attempt #1.  Anna Kathryn decides to examine the tree. 

Attempt#2: Anna Kathryn is not really into the photo shoot.  Escape is on her agenda. 
Attempt #3:  Oh well, it was worth a try!

Oooh, for me?? 

My mom, aka Nana, is the Queen of the Easter Basket.  For a couple of reasons, we ended up not doing a real Easter basket for Anna Kathryn this year.  My mom, though is a firm believer in the Easter Basket and always is prepared for surprises for little ones.  She had some goodies and so did I.   We combined our loot and Anna Kathryn had a great time digging in the basket to find all of her treats.  

Sharing her Cheerios with Pop-Pop.  I just love this picture!


Wife of the Pres. said...

Love the Easter pics!! Thanks for the updates!!! You all look so happy!!! We were in FL the week before you , but on the Gulf. Beautiful but cool. Hope to see you all this summer!!! Can't wait really!

The Gang's Momma said...

Love the pics, too! So cute - what a fun holiday together. She's getting cuter and cuter every time I peek in :)