After our emergency shoe shopping trip to Target on Friday, we packed up and headed to Oville for the weekend. We don't always go to Oville for Easter but since Lynn's birthday was ON Easter this year, we thought it was a great opportunity to kill to birds with one stone. The weekend was great with the exception that I 1. packed Mac's suitcase but failed to get it into the van. Yup, no suitcase (i.e. clothes, diapers, pj's, etc!) for Mac. 2. only grabbed two of the Easter bags with goodies in them for Sunday...and apparently there was at least two more that I missed! Sheesh. Talk about a bad packing job on my part.
But all's well that ends well. Thankfully, Tucker isn't much smaller than Mac, so he had some clothes Mac could wear AND Memere decided to run to the store and buy him a few things, which was very generous. Then she found an outfit of daddy's that Mac wore on Sunday, which even though the pants were too short, was ADORABLE! And Tucker wears the same size diapers as Mac, so while I had several in the diaper bag, we were able to borrow a few from Tucker. It could have been much worse. And as for the Easter stuff, while I was disappointed, the kids didn't have a clue that there should have been more stuff. It really and truly isn't about all the "stuff" but spending time with family and talking about the true miracle that is Easter.
My little Easter bunnies before church on Sunday (Finn even has dress pants on...the deal was he could wear his Spiderman shoes if he wore dress pants...it's all about compromise, I guess!):
Memere reading the Easter stories to the kids during church service Easter morning (yes, I took a picture at church but I guess that's what you get to do when your mother-in-law is the paster!!):
And while we were at church, the Easter Bunny came! The kids were very concerned when he didn't come over night. They had a blast with the egg hunt. Almost all of my pics were blurry because they were running around like crazy!
And finally, Jim made a big Easter dinner for Lynn's birthday after church, which was super yummy. Than after the food had settled, we sang happy birthday to Lynn and had some German Chocolate cake, her favorite:
Overall, a great weekend. And thankfully we have today off from school, too, to recover from all the fun! We hope you had a great birthday, Lynn. It was nice to be able to celebrate with you. Love you! And a very Happy Easter to all of you. There is no better reason to celebrate than Jesus Christ has Risen Today!!! (okay, yesterday!)
Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.