Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Weekend


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.






15 comments:

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh it looks like you had a perfect Easter! What beautiful granchildren! And your baby grandson is just a DOLL!!!! I want to hold him :) The rose is just lovely, I long for the day of roses around here! We are supposed to get snow tomorrow :(

Hugs,
Amy

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Oh, your Easter was the way ours used to be back in Illinois. The kids have all grown up now..Grand kids I mean. We used to have the most fun. Even if we had to hide them in the house some years!! Still fun. Those grands of yours are going to grow up really fast. Enjoy them NOW!!! I also loved the trip that you took..Beautiful there. Our son lives in California. Those pictures looked so familiar. We have not been out to see him in a long time now. Our youngest daughter and family are going out this next month. Thanks for stopping by.
Sandy

Stephanie said...

Your Easter looks like it was a great one! I have enjoyed looking at everyones pics on their blogs to see how everyone celebrates so differently. Your grandson is very cute too!!Have a great week :)
Stephanie

Stephanie said...

I forgot to add ...... Im originally from So. Cal., so I really miss the weather there when I see pics of how it is there currently. Its been so cold here in Oregon and its days like this that I miss the warm weather.
What part are you in ?

Stephanie

Valerie said...

I love all of your pictures. I wish it was warm here in Ga. - It is suppose to warm up this week. It looks like you all had a great Easter.

Artsy Etc. said...

Looks perfect! What a gorgeous bunch of kiddos! I'm glad you had a perfect day. Ours was nice but a little overcast.

Mississippi Songbird said...

Simply beautiful pictures. I'm so glad you have a nice Easter. Have a wonderful week ahead...

Kelli said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Easter! Your grandchildren are adorable and your first rose is so pretty!
Hugs,
Kelli

Carole said...

Looks like a wonderful weekedn to me! No roses in my neck of the woods for a while! Snow, snow, snow and more snow! I'm ready for spring!

Beemoosie said...

Wow, what beautiful pictures!! Blessings to you and yours!

AJ said...

Your grandson is just too cute, I love his little easter outfit.

Barb said...

Now THIS is how Easter Sunday should be. Ours was a little different this year, as you know, but yours looks like it was perfect.

Nineteen grandchildren! Good heavens, that's wonderful.

All these photos are so nice. Beautiful children enjoying a beautiful day - it just doesn't get much better than that.

Linds said...

Lovely happy photos! Your Easter looks wonderful. Our snow was a little unseasonal, but fun nonetheless!

Midlife Mom said...

What great photos! Are you the photograper? Rudy sure is getting a lot of love around that household! That is wonderful that he found such a good home. The new little one is adorable and that outfit is precious. He has changed so much already! Our snow is dropping fast. Today is really windy but sunny and I can almost watch it drop since this morning. I think everyone here is ready for spring. Won't be any roses for a long time though and then the beetles will wrestle me for them!

Kerri said...

I'm glad you had such a wonderful Easter with your family. Those pictures of your adorable grandchildren are such fun to see :) And the baby...well...he makes me want one around! He's so sweet!
The kids have plenty of fun things to do at your place. They must love coming to Grandma and Grandpa's :)