Monday, April 12, 2010

Easter Catch-Up

The Easter Bunny made his yearly visit, restocking our pantry with plenty of cavity-inducing sweets. This year my spring break fell after Easter so we were actually able to go home to Eugene for the holiday for the first time since we moved to Washington almost 10 years ago! It was so nice to visit family and not have to cook our own meals - thanks Mom!

Daddy, Isabelle and Madeleine ready for the hunt.
This was the first year Madeleine was able to search on her own. She was ecstatic after finding just one plastic egg. Had I known how much it would entertain her I would have pulled out those bad boys a couple months ago!
Isabelle has been learning how to read - somehow the Easter Bunny knew she should have the Bob books.
Madeleine found her basket and went immediately for the lone chocolate bunny. How could she possibly have known it was something delicious?!
The Easter Bunny also brought her a new tutu and matching headband. Again, we know it's tacky, but we don't care. :)
Madeleine helped Grandma pick out the breakfast pastries.
Cousin Vilia was there too - swapping germs and kisses with Maddy.

Papa was a great storyteller.
Then it was off to Great-Grandma's house for Easter dinner. Here are a few of the ladies in our fam. Madeleine, me, my grandmother, my aunt Bonnie (with Vilia), my mom and Isabelle.
Madeleine and Papa entertained the crowd...
...and Aunt Darla was on hand for snuggles...
...and coloring advice.
What a wonderful way to spend our Easter!