Thursday, April 8, 2010

Happy Easter!

We were lucky enough to have Grammy and Grandpa George in town for a little bit of our Easter festivities. My Aunt Phyllis turned 60 and they came in for her celebration the night before. My Uncle Frank and cousins threw her a great surprise party. I wish I would have taken some pictures, but I spent most of the party nursing Ben (who wouldn't let me out of his sight after I had worked the night before) and chasing Owen (who kept escaping!!!) We met for brunch and an egg hunt at Emily and Jim's before their early flight home (my mom had to get back to work Sunday night!) Em made a fantastic brunch of Food Network favorites. Yum! I should have taken a picture of her delicious spread!

Ben and Grandpa George watching "Face the Nation" together while Owen hunted for the Easter Eggs and baskets

Each egg he found had to be opened and the loot inspected before he could find the next egg. This made the egg hunt last a little longer than we had expected...

Owen and Grammy checking out the contents of another egg. Mickey Mouse fruit snacks. "Awesome!"

Ben didn't know what to think about the whole ordeal...

...until Owen found his Easter basket for him! What a great big brother! This is not the world's best picture of it, but I knit this sweater for Owen when he was a newborn.

Owen was excited about what the Easter bunny left for him, too!

Here he is, modeling his new apron for art projects.

Perfect for egg dying. Yes, we did dye eggs after we had our egg hunt. Oh, well! Maybe next year we'll get around to it beforehand...

Owen and Mike did a beautiful job with the eggs!

Ben just watched the egg dying, but I'm sure he was taking notes for next year!

The morning really wore Tess out! We didn't stay too long because the boys were a little crabby from too much partying the night before!

Everyone woke up from their afternoon naps in a much better mood!

The boys walked over to Subway to get us a sandwich feast for dinner. They made it home just as it started to thunder and pour!