Tuesday, April 2, 2013

It Looked Like This

And that pretty much sums up our Easter.

The kids found their baskets bright and early on Easter morning and stuffed themselves with so much candy that I was fearfully awaiting mysterious vomit around every corner.  When the kids had sufficiently gorged themselves we all shined ourselves up for Easter mass and got to church early enough for very good seats in a packed church.  After church we took my mom out to brunch which was delicious and yummy (and loud- the kids were HYPED up on sugar and had to be quiet for a whole hour and a half during mass).  Shortly after brunch we changed into comfy clothes (except for Grace who refused to take off her pretty dress) and headed over to Todd's mom's house for Easter bingo, more fabulous food, and strange family competitions (who can do the most push-ups, who can hold their breath the longest, who can judge the distance from the front window to the neighbor's lawn ornament the most accurately- not that we are a competitive family or anything).  It all ended abruptly when the competition became a little too much and my 47 year old brother-in-law wiped out while racing my 18 year old nephew down the street.  Wet street + shoes with no traction = bloody hands and muddy clothes. Oops.  Nothing says "Jesus has risen!" like a little family rivalry.

All in all, it was a great Easter.

Thank goodness the school was wise enough to give the kids Monday off.  We needed the whole day to just sit around and recoup from our spring break.

Actually, I could use another week.


Tabor said...

Guess you will have to read my post to see how I am feeling post-Easter.

maggie said...

Aw, what an incredibly good looking family! You are all so cute. Love the family rivalry and the Grace wanted to stay dressed up nice. Hope the wipe out wounds are healing nicely!

Elaine Alguire said...

Such a beautiful family! Everyone looks SO nice! Happy Easter!

Mia De Vries said...

Hi Kat
I found your blog at Heather's and just had to read your words about the mysterious vomit to my husband. Priceless!! Yes, in South Africa we also get the Monday off during Easter!

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Bijoux said...

Wonderful! And you dressed for spring, you brave woman you! Glad your day was full of family fun! He is risen!

Wisconsin Girl said...

Love it! My hubby had to hang the baskets from the ceiling fan to stop the kiddos from eating too much candy! Thanks for sharing the fun stories:)

Dawn said...

You have such a cute family! We all ate too much candy at my house. My kids actually did make themselves sick.

Peruby said...

I am trying to imagine your neighbors.

"What are they measuring, and why stop at our yard ornament?"

"What nuts! Running down the street and look - the older one wiped out! Is he hurt? I don't know, I see blood. Crazy neighbors."

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Such a handsome family...

Jeni said...

Oh MY! Love it when you post more pictures of the kids, especially when they are all decked out in the holiday best! So cute, and sheesh, getting so big way too fast -especially Gracie! Seems that it was just yesterday you were posting baby pictures of her here and now -look at how grown up she is too all of a sudden it seems! Peace.

CC said...

You all look awesome!!!!!! Sounds great! wish our schools gave us the Monday after Easter off!

Annmarie Pipa said...

beautiful beautiful! great pictures! you are blessed!!!

lime said...

sounds like it was a great day for your family except for the cousins who wiped out.....but ya know, otherwise perfect. :)

Karen Deborah said...

LOL an honestly you get prettier and prettier love the dress!

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A new day that you have never lived before.
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We can squander, neglect, or use them.
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