We had a wonderful Easter weekend. My parents came down to spend it with us. We had nice sunny weather. It was al little cool, but for early April we couldn’t complain.
We started our visit by meeting at a nearby flea market. Since the weather was nice, we visited the outside vendors. I found out later that all of the vendors were outside because of a recent fire. I believe there was smoke damage throughout.
We ended up with some pretty good deals. My dad found a set of golf clubs for $50, but he negotiated them down to $45. We got a gas can, some kind of drill for my husband, a new pair of sunglasses for me and my 2 little kids, a collector’s item baseball for my second oldest son, some drum sticks for my oldest son, a few random toys, etc. It was fun.
Then we came home and made sandwiches from the meat tray I bought. We are soooo happy that lent is over! We ate well!
My dad and oldest son wanted to try out the new golf clubs, so my husband took two of our smaller boys and my oldest and my dad to mini golf and a driving range nearby (it has both in one place), so my dad and son hit a large bucket of balls, and the two littles played mini golf. They had a great time! My 7-year-old told my husband as they drove into the parking lot “We’re going here, I’ve been wanting to come here for years”. So funny!
While they were gone, the ones who didn’t want to go helped with Easter baskets. We loaded them up!
After golf, my mom and I picked up pizza. We had a gift card that we bought from my son when he won a local contest. It was nice to not cook.
Then we colored eggs and finally got ready for bed. What a full day.
Sunday morning we were up and heading to church, then to my in-laws for a quick brunch. Then back to our house for the Easter basket hunt and the egg hunt. My parents put change in the eggs for the little kids. My three oldest are getting too big for the egg hunt (or so they think) but my parents bring 1 egg for them. Inside is a $10 bill. (They don’t seem to mind looking for that egg:).
Thrilled to be getting my picture taken!
A Giant Chocolate Easter Bunny
Then back up to my in-laws for Easter dinner. It was great. Lots of food, good conversation, and a really enjoyable time.
My brother-in-law is a wonderful guy who really enjoys the Holidays. He always goes above and beyond with all of the Holidays. We don’t see him very often because he lives 4 hours away, but every time we do, he does something fun with the kids. He really enjoys surprising us with goodies that he finds for the Holidays. For Easter he surprised my daughter with a giant Easter bunny! It was huge. Also, he surprised me with a giant chocolate chicken sitting on a nest. This thing is huge. And, he got these at Sarris in Pittsburgh, while he was there. He thinks Sarris has THE BEST CHOCOLATE around. All I can say is WOW!
A Giant Chocolate Chicken!
I am so thankful for my family. Both sides. I sure am blessed!