Me and the kids. Hey Dad - that's the new minivan. Nice, huh? We like it. (Notice Sally's sweater - that's the one I knit for her. I was so glad she wanted to wear it.)
Here's the wacky pose that the kids insisted on:
And one with Stuart (Samuel is still in wacky pose mode):
The kids had a visit from the Easter Bunny during the night, and they were up early and were very happy. I let them do the egg search while I slept in (until 7:30 - not late enough) since Samuel had a bloody nose in the middle of the night. This isn't such a big deal (both his dad and I had frequent nosebleeds as children), but he doesn't wake up at first so there is always a mess to clean up. Once I was finally almost asleep, he announced that he needed to go potty and would I please come wipe him? It was a long night. (Forgot to mention - I was up late too, as I had to do the easter bunny shopping after the kids were asleep because Sally is starting to not believe. I want her to have a few more years of the magic.)
After breakfast (and candy) we were off to church. We have been visiting a new church this past month, and today it was an incredible service. It was so life-giving and joyous and exciting. I came out of there encouraged and so very blessed.
We spend the afternoon with some friends, and then came home to do a few projects and to rest. I'm knitting up a pink hat for the newest baby girl (congrats to J & L and a shout out to baby Z) and got caught up on some blog reading. This week is the kids spring break. We are going to work on the back yard - mainly the garden. So, in farewell, some inspiration photos for you (and for me - I'm pretty sure I'm going to want to sleep in the morning and NOT work in the yard with two kids who are only partially convinced that this will be fun).