The weekend started on Friday since the kids didn't have any school. Todd got off of work early so and I ran out to give blood at the Good Friday blood drive at the hospital. It has been so long since I've been able to give blood (what with the successive pregnancies and the West Nile Virus episode) and I was excited to get back into donating again. I've always wanted to donate on Good Friday, it just seems like such an appropriate thing to do. As always, I got a bit light headed and almost passed out, but as soon as they lowered my head and raised my feet I was fine again.
I was super wiped out after giving blood. SERIOUSLY. Wiped. Out. It was bizarre. Still, I had to get myself off the couch and get everything ready for some egg dyeing fun. The kids lined up at the counter and away we went.
It was a perfect day for an Easter celebration with family. We spent most of our time outside playing catch and playing games. Todd and I even managed to get a pic of us together. A rarity!
The next day all the kids were up super early (of course) looking for their baskets. The Easter bunny hid the baskets really well this year and it took the kids a good long time to find them. When they finally did find them all kinds of madness started to happen. Do you know what happens when kids give up sweets (I mean all sweets- cookies, bars, brownies, candy, chocolate, pudding- they weren't even going to have their birthday cake they were so serious about it) for lent and then get a basket full of candy? Madness. That's what happens.
This is the sweet pic I got right before the madness began.
After mass we went out to dinner with my side of the family. I was so busy getting the kids enough food to eat (and when I say enough I mean two or three helpings each- little pigs) that I don't really remember what I ate, but I'm sure it was lovely. When we got back home Joey tried out his photography skills and took a pic of Todd and I. Not bad, Joe!
It was a great Easter weekend!
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend and a Happy Passover!