Saturday we headed to Noodles then off to Ikea with
Home from Ikea so people could relax for a bit, I spent time prepping the Easter baskets and plastic eggs then we headed out for a couple of pizzas and a trip to Menards. Andi was frequently Grampa's little partner and had a lot to say to him the whole time he was here.
Easter Sunday the girls were up early -- but not mommy who stayed up late the night before making a few items for our Easter day feast: batter for buttermilk pancakes, the baked beans that her grampa used to make, and chocolate cake with a raspberry filling covered in fresh-made chocolate whipping cream. The late night paid off. Since we had a ham from the Honey-Made Ham Store that was ready to go, mommy could pretty much enjoy the long awaited sunny, warm weather that greeted us on Easter versus staying inside and cooking all day.
|Awake and ready to find what the Easter bunny brought|
|Ella discovers her loot|
|GUM! Andi got GUM! Huge pieces of bubble gum which she stuffed in her mouth. The other treasure -- her very own Barbie!|
|All 3 girls awaiting their pancakes -- Sophia making use of a new tube of lip gloss -- future diva.|
The nice weather made for a nice egg hunt for the girls on Sunday morning. The Easter Grampa Bunny left eggs all over, including a few eggs on steroids...
|Ready, Set, GO!|
Grampa collected a lot of goodies and we used those to stuff the eggs and baskets. Andi had a difficult time keeping up with opening the eggs. She thought she needed to stop and eat every giant piece of chocolate that she received. Soon the big girls joined her.
Happy Easter 2011.