Saturday, April 11, 2009

Day before Easter

Hello! Its been a long time. We've been busy and each day has seemed so full that blogging gets pushed off till later.

Last weekend Jason and I built our garden box out of wood scavenged from Mom and Dad's wood pile. Thanks again! I was really proud of us, even though construction was very simple. After our dishwasher drama, we really needed a home improvement project to go smoothly and this did :) We also put up the supports for my trellis. During the week I picked up the dirt and filled the box, and then laid out my grid. We planted beets, radishes and carrots, and in a week or so, we'll get our other plants out as well. When all is said and done, we'll have 4 tomatoes, 2 sugar snap peas, carrots, radishes, beets, parsley, sage, thyme, basil, and lettuce.

This morning we went to my Grammy's church for a huge Easter extravaganza. It was awesome!

Kids (excitedly) walking with Grammy

Elly was more reserved

They had egg hunts every 20 minutes.

Grammy and Gwen

After the hunt (good thing we were there for the first hunt of the day. It turned into a madhouse later!), they had some bouncy houses that the kids spent a good amount of time in. Then we went to this batting cage thing. The kids did really well with it actually!

When Gwen got up to bat, and then smacked the ball hard and right into the "home run" area, all the kids in line were "Wow!". She looks so tiny that everyone is amazed when she performs so well. However, note in this picture that the ball (which was kept aloft by air), was still floating, even though her swing was complete :)

After all that, we went over to the horse rides.

Ethan was so nervous, but he did it. We were proud :)

Elsa was fascinated by the horses

We came inside and neither of the older kids wanted their faces painted. We got Elly done though.

There was a cookie decorating area and both the kids did that

(no, Ethan doesn't have a black eye... just a sty)

Later, Ethan listened to the Easter story told with JellyBellys.

Elsa enjoyed the bleachers

Grammy entertaining Elsa

At the very end, both the kids wanted to get their faces painted. Gwen got a butterfly, Ethan a rainbow

Grammy, thanks so much for inviting us! We had a lot of fun :)

In about an hour we're leaving for my Mom's house, where we'll be having a traditional Jewish Seder. My Mom is hoping to start this as a tradition. I'm making a brisket and some popovers. Everyone else is bringing stuff too so we should have quite the spread.

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