I hope you all had a joyous Easter.Â Ours was beyond fabulous, with a beautiful worship service and all four grandchildren and their parents for the weekend.Â It could only have been better if our pilot son had notÂ been flying out in the wild blue yonder.
It was a non-stop celebration.Â Saturday morning a church family hosted an Easter egg Â hunt for 40+ children.Â Wonderful as the hunt and the huge bounce house were, the highlight for most of the children was fishing in the pond.Â Those fish were hungry and hit on every line.Â Every child caught at least one fish. Grandson Alastair, 8, caught 4!Â He was ecstatic.
Vivian Rose also caught a fish but she seemed more disgusted than thrilled.Â She was happy to have her daddy’s help dealing with her catch.Â She looked so cute and comfortable in her Petite Poche Penny.
When our older grandchildren flew in from NJ that afternoon, their first priority was to cuddle and play with 11 week old Samson and Delilah.
After getting acquainted with the pups,Â swimming was the favorite activity.Â Laurel, 12, and Robert, 11, had lived their entire lives in central Florida until their Sept. 1 move to New Jersey.Â Their first northern winter gave them a new appreciation for the Florida weather they had always taken for granted. Â They were very eager to swim and enjoy the warm sunshine.
After swimming we made carrot patch brownies.Â Take a look at this video.Â It’s such a kid friendly recipe.
This was so much fun and all 4 children participated.Â The boys loved smashing the Oreos.Â I expect this will be a new Easter tradition for our family.
Easter Sunday morning we had an egg hunt in the front yardÂ before church.
Finally it was time to put on her pink Easter dress.Â Since the dress featured no catsÂ I expected it would take a sack of jelly beans to get her to wear it.Â But she liked it!Â A lot!
The dress s a Swiss voile modified bishop.Â At the hemline is a medallion with a cherub, a remnant from a damaged antique tablecloth. It is pinstitched in place.
The hemline is gently scalloped and edged with insertion, beading and edging, hemstitched, of course. Seven inches of fullness was removed from the center front so the medallion would not be lost in the folds.Â The unsmocked area was gently gathered then loosely smocked at the neckline and hand ruched to the depth of the smocking on either side.Â The neck and sleeves are bound with ivory Swiss batiste.
Laurel used her chalk egg to express our feelings for this glorious Resurrection Day.Â It was pure joy for our family.Â I hope you all had a very special day.