Monday, April 09, 2007

Hop Hop Hop

Snow for Easter. But not at Christmas. Isn't that the way of the world? We still had a fabulous Easter (hosting at our house for both families as we usually do) and did our annual Easter Egg Hunt inside for Jamie, Clare, and our two nieces, Jasmine and Alex. Jamie was the master hunter of the day, finding over 20 eggs (we colored and hid five dozen). Clare, with help, enjoyed finding eggs as well. And throwing them in her bucket. And banging them together until they cracked. I predict lots of egg salad in our future.

Even though it can be a lot of work, Shawn and I always enjoy entertaining. It was a nice day with our families. (We missed you, Christina and Tee Jay! I think the egg biscuits turned out okay!) Easter baskets were passed around, Shawn grilled an awesome lamb, and the rest of dinner was delicious. My dad also brought up two dozen Krispy Kreme donuts for Clare (I admit I ate one or two) but, really, what's better than eating Easter candy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Jamie has decided that sitting for posed photos is not really worth his time, so this is truly the best photo we got of both kids together. But they did look cute in their Easter outfits. As Clare gets older, I love watching her interact with the family more and more. She is such a ham, just like her brother. At one point, Jamie was off running around with his cousins, and Clare held court in the living room, surrounded by seven adoring adults. She grinned and babbled and just charmed everyone. When she starts walking, watch out!

Not that I am counting down the days or anything, but Easter marks four weeks to go! I have to say, though, that I am feeling great. Other than the usual pregnancy woes, it has been a fairly easy almost nine months. Of course, I am looking forward to the arrival of our baby boy, but I am also trying to enjoy these last few weeks of pregnancy. Although Shawn and I want more children, you never know if this is the last one, so I don't want to rush it too much. Plus I know that a new baby is an adjustment for all, so I want to enjoy these last days as a family of four.


nichole said...

happy belated easter to you all. the pictures were too cute. the one of clare looking for easter eggs reminds me of a picture of my sister when she was 2 (she was a little peanut too) and had discovered an easter egg during our hunt at grandpa's. you can tell by the pictures that clare is really coming into her own and jamie is such the little man. i do have to say, while i am happy jamie got his wish for snow - i don't miss it one bit! i hope you get to enjoy your last 4 weeks before you welcome your new baby boy into your family.

Anonymous said...

And WE had a wonderful time spending Easter with you, Shawn and the kiddos, Tree! Thanks for openning up your house and your hearts to us!

Nancy said...

What a celebration! We would have crashed the party if we were closer.

Enjoy those last few weeks. I am thinking about you lots.

Kerry said...

Thanks for sharing the Easter pics... they look so handsome! Relax and enjoy these last few days... they will probably fly by now. Hopefully you won;t get caught in a snowstorm on the way to the hospital :)

Aspen said...

Clare looks beautiful in her Easter garb. And Jamie looks very handsome! Glad you could enjoy an Easter egg hunt even with the cold weather.

Only a few more weeks to go! I can't wait to see that baby tiny!

Kim, Grandma to Ava,ws said...

I LOVE family get-togethers. It looks like everyone had a great time. Clare is looking so grown up these days. Enjoy your last four weeks and don't work too hard!