I am trusting that everyone had a delightful Easter celebration. From reading different blogs and receiving an e-mail from my cousin, it sounds like some people celebrated with weather that was not too "spring-like." The Easter bonnets were replaced with something that provided a bit more warmth. Our weather was quite warm and broke all time records of heat for the entire weekend. Easter Sunday it was actually 91* here.
Friday morning I actually picked my first rose of the season. It was a red rose, Mon Cheri, and I thought that my first rose, a red rose, was very appropriate for Good Friday. Of course the first roses of the season will have shorter stems but it is so thrilling to actually be able to pick roses for the house again.
The weekend was busy with family and friends. Our youngest son, his wife and baby were house guests for the weekend. As always, it was fun to have them home for a visit. The baby seems to grow each week and is getting more fun by the day.
After Easter services, we went to another son's home for brunch and an egg hunt. Everyone brings food and everything was delicious. Although it was warm, we all managed to find a shady spot to watch the kids have a great time with each other. The cousins all live close by and it is so interesting to watch the interaction between the children as they grow up. The girls will all be doing their thing while the boys are more into the physical sports. One thing for sure was that all of the children had fun taking rides on Rudy. Our eldest granddaughters took turns walking him around the ring until everyone had enough turns to satisfy themselves. I'm sure that Rudy was positively thrilled to be the center of attention for so long.
Another big hit was the baby chicks. Talk about growing fast!!!! They have grown lots of feathers and are no longer fluffy looking. They are now outside all day and move in under the heat lamp at night. That should be the routine for about one more week when they will then be outside all of the time. With the cost of eggs these days, we need these chicks to grow up in a big hurry.
Today is Monday and a day for cleaning up after the weekend. It is another beautiful day and a perfect for drying the sheets out on the clothesline. I use my dryer for almost everything else but I love the way the sheets smell when they are dried on the line. I am so glad to live somewhere where I can use my line all year around. I remember growing up in the Midwest and having sheets freeze into boards only to have to be draped over the radiators when we brought them inside.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful week ahead of them.