Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter Weekend

We had such a delightful weekend over Easter.  Our son, his wife and two little ones were here to share it with us which always makes it extra special.  I really miss not having my own little ones around  for Easter baskets or Christmas stockings so it is extra special when we have the grandchildren to fill that spot.


Dying of eggs.


"Oh no, Mom, she's leaning on me!!!"

We were all up early for church followed by a wonderful brunch for the extended family at our #3 son's home.  The weather was a little cooler than normal but perfect for the party.  All in all, there were somewhere around 100 family members in attendance and all had a fabulous time. 


18 of the 21 grandchildren - one was at college, one home sick and the last one was too busy playing.


Inflatables set up in an area of the yard.


Enjoyment by all ages!


Little ones ready to find their eggs.

5 years old and above for their egg hunt.

I had a bit of fun sewing time with the granddaughters this past week as well.  Two of the girls came over to sew their Easter dresses and jackets.

They loved their work.




Yesterday another granddaughter came over and sewed her outfit for her school report on Sacagawea.  She did the entire outfit by herself and she did an incredible job on it.  What do you think?  Don't you love the jeans underneath????


34 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Nice looking large family you have there! Sure looked like a fun day was had!!

Barb said...

What a wonderful looking family, you have so much to be proud of and thankful for....glad you had a wonderful day!!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

wow.......i know you love it, but I can't imagine having that many kids over...nice looking family.....

Tangos Trash and Treasures said...

Wow nice looking family! Looks like y'all had a fabulous day!
The girls did a great job on their dresses!

Kathy said...

The egg hunt with all the kids looks so much fun and even more fun, going on those moon bounce inflatables! I love those things...the girls did a great job on their dresses and I like the Indian outfit too.

Pat said...

You have cultivated some wonderful seamstresses there!!! LOVE seeing the family photos (as always) and TOO funny how the little guy was not appreciating his baby sister leaning on him! LOL

Melody said...

How wonderful to have such a big family gathering! So nice to see the youngsters interested in sewing.

G'G'ma said...

You have a beautiful family.....and a huge one! I can't imagine keeping track of so many people and organizing games. It is wonderful that all the cousins can have so much fun together.

The girls sewed some mighty fine outfits. They looked like they were proud to model them too.

Hmmm, quilts soon?

Hand knitted Things said...

Wow! What a wonderful family...and a lovely weekend to remember.

Linds said...

Easter looks like a great deal of fun in your family! Lovely to see the grandchildren and the girls did a wonderful job with their dresses!

Dorine said...

How wonderfull such a family,
Adn the two lttle ladies in her selfmade dresses are cute. And grandmom very proud ..........And afterall you cam think bak at the lovely days.
big hugs Dorine

palmtreefanatic said...

wow! you are amazing!
love it, love it all!
the dresses are amazing and the indian outfit - wow! such talent in your family!
Looks like Easter was a delight indeed!
What a Beautiful Family you have!
you are so Blessed!

Dawn said...

What a wonderful gathering - so many people - in my family it would be very noisy!

Love the views - the red bush is fabulous. The dresses and costume - very well done!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful family you have.
Your granddaughters did a wonderful job on their dresses.
really liked the scenic photos.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment I truly enjoyed it.

Bridget B said...

What a great family- looks like you had a good Easter.

call me crazy said...

Oh how fun! All the hugs and snuggles you got to enjoy, and sewing with your DGD's!! Precious times! Have a great day!

Kerri said...

what a sweet bunch of kiddos!! glad to see you had a wonderful easter!! :)

Talin's Corner said...

It is so nice that you have a large family that gets together. It must be a major undertaking, but all well worth it.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Stop it!!! How fun are you! I want to come to your house and play too!!! 21 grandchildren that is so wonderful. how many children do you have?

boysmum2 said...

The dress's turned out really lovely. I love seeing all the grandkids in one shot, they all look like perfect angels for 2 secs

nancygrayce said...

Wow! What a great family! The girl's dresses were beautiful and the Indian...great!!!

Maria said...

What a pleasure to read your post and meet your beautiful grandchildren too.Looks like heaps of fun going Egg hunting and sliding down the inflatables.

Love your pretty dresses girls.

The Indian outfit looks great too even with the jeans underneath.

Barbara said...

What a party. How blessed you are. Have you ever thought of starting your own church?

Barbara said...

Don't seem to be able to comment. Let's see what this does.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

You have 20 grands!! WOW!! What a wonderful thing to have..20..We have 7 and I love them all but 20..How do you keep their birthdays even straight or send out cards for that matter!! Smile!! How fun!! Thanks for stopping by this lazy blogger's blog..Sandy

Melinda Cornish said...

it looks like so much fun! I love th girls Easter dresses....it looks like they do too...The outfit for the report turned out great too...how nice that you get to help with their projects......

Sherri said...

Wow...what a great family...it must have been a wonderful Easter weekend!

Micki said...

Glad that you all had such a wonderful time! It was great seeing all of the pics!
Micki

em's scrapbag said...

You always have such great family things to share. Love the jeans with the indian outfit. She really did a good job. As did your other grandaughters with their Easter dresses. Looks like Easter was tons of fun at your house.

Victoria said...

What a beautiful family! You must be very proud of your children and grandchildren!

an encourager said...

Such a fun Easter celebration!!!! Can't wait to entertain my own grandkids someday...!

PEA said...

Oh, Mary, I am simply in awe of how big your family is when most of you are gathered together!! The children must just love these get togethers, they always look like they're having so much fun:-)

The girls really did do a fabulous job making their Easter dresses and that Native outfit is amazing as well!! I think Grandma has taught them well how to sew:-) I'm always wondering what Lily will like doing when she's older...her mom doesn't do any type of sewing or crafts, doesn't collect anything, etc. So, she really does need to come visit me so that I can introduce her to faeries...right? hehe

I'm like you, I so miss my own boys being small and having fun during the various holidays. I remember how much they loved dyeing the eggs for Easter:-) Loved all your photos!! xoxox

carmel said...

what a beautiful time you all had!
and those 2 little ones are so sweet! they look like they were cut out of a magazine- such beautiful little faces

Kerri said...

What a precious bunch of grandchildren you have. Looks like great fun.
The girls did a wonderful job with their pretty Easter dresses, and the indian costume is fantastic. Looks like Grandma has taught the girls well :)