Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter 2012

The Peeps have departed the shelves in the stores so I guess it is time to move on into thoughts of summer.  It seems odd to imagine it, but we have another winter storm bearing down on us this week with rain and  lower elevations of snow.  What an interesting year it has been for so many of us. 

Saturday evening we watched a couple of the smaller grandchildren while their family attended the Easter Vigil services at church.  We managed to get a bit of egg dying in while they were here. 




Easter was glorious with temperatures in the 80s and plentiful sunshine.  We all celebrated with a wonderful party at our son and DIL's home.  There were about 100 of us there, but you would never guess it with everyone spread throughtout the yard.   There were the Jolly Jumps, volleyball, races and lots of food. 



I believe those suits belong to another game!!!


Oh...this is where they belong!

Cousin snuggles.


"I don't like that BIG bunny!!"

The dog managed to find a place to escape from the people.

Even the Easter Bunny made an appearance for the egg hunt.  That caused quite the excitment!




Yesterday our #4 son and his wife presented us with our newest granddaughter - the best Easter egg of all!   Lots of fun baby snuggles ahead for all of us.  One can never tire of those.





So....this week will be a quiet one on the computer as we are keeping their other two little ones until Mommy is home from the hospital.  I will check back when time permits.

36 comments:

Michele said...

What a fun Easter!! Congratulations on a new little one in the family :-) What a cutie!! Enjoy your busy week :-)

Susan said...

I can't think of a better way to celebrate Easter! Congratulations to your whole family!

badlandsquilts said...

Sounds like a wonderful holiday weekend...Congrats on the new grandbaby!

nancygrayce said...

What a great Easter party!!! Love the sun hat and that new baby just made it all the more special!!!

Sue said...

Congratulations on the arrival of the new little grandie. Next Easter she'll be toddling around with all the others. What fun!

Barb said...

Your family sure knows how to have a good time. Enjoyed the pictures of the little ones...so adorable.

Joyful Quilter said...

Oh, look at that sweet face! Congratulations!

pincushionpoints said...

Congratulations Grandma! She's gorgeous.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Congratulations~ what a little sweetheart! And I loved the egg dying photo too! He looks like he is having fun. :-) Have a great week!

Maria said...

How nice to have another little one to cuddle......
Easter at your house always looks like great fun.
The Easter dress does look cute on the litle one.

Stephanie said...

What a wonderful family gathering in such a pretty setting. Congratulations on your newest member.

palmtreefanatic said...

wow! what a wonderful Easter! Congrats on the sweetheart so precious!!!

not sure how to change my posts so you can reply...can u tell me? so sorry for this, I only know what I know on here lol! thats not all that much! do you have Facebook? loved all your pics and comments as well! have a Blessed day!

andsewon said...

Lovely time you had with all your sweet grands! Oh the newest one is darling!!! Yes those sweet snuggles are wonderful!Enjoy!

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Vicki said...

Congratulations on the new addition to the family, she is a cutie. Interesting that you are also having colder weather. We had an amazing March and now April is your typical cold, windy and rainy month so far. I knew the weather we had in March was just too good to last. Enjoy the rest of your week looking after the little munchkins.

Quilt Hollow said...

Happy Blessings all the way around! Your family is growing wonderfully. Hugs dear friend.

Linds said...

Oh, how beautiful! Congratulations, Granny! Easter with your family looks just wonderful - you enjoy looking after the little ones - I am sure you will have a great time. I am sitting here just thinking how lovely it is that our hearts keep swelling with love as new little ones come. A miracle.

Karen said...

Looks like a wonderful Easter Day celebration. You're really blessed to have such a nice family and another new baby girl! She looks so sweet and cuddly. Have fun babysitting for her two siblings while Mom is still in the hospital.

Hugs, Karen

Deborah said...

What a wonderful, happy post! And congratulations on the new little one! We have another grandchild due in Nov. That will make 2! It's the best!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What a wonderful weekend ... especially with a brand new grandchild to love. Congratulations!

Talin's Corner said...

I do not think I have ever heard of such an elaborate Easter celebration. It sounds wonderful.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Many blessings to all...what a glorious time for your family!

Ivory Spring said...

Mary, oh my - what a celebration!!!!! I can't believe there are about 100 of you. And I love the picture of the dog, hahahaha. Congrats to you on the new grandbaby - how precious.

Shocking Hocking said...

how gorgeous - love the pictures - and your babies are just wonderful - i've got my great-neice and nephew over for the day - they're watching a movie just now - loving the little people!

Connie said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Easter and what a lovely little granddaughter!

lindsey said...

looks like lots of fun...I love the idea of the sumo's going down the slides!

Annette said...

What a fun Easter...and congratulations on the new little one. She's beautiful.

Rettabug said...

It is always a thrill to learn of the birth of another Child of God...Congratulations on your newest granddaughter!! She is BEAUTIFUL!

I noticed your other granddaughter was wearing the darling dress you made for her, but NOT the hat! LOL

Your Easter celebration must have been magnificent. How wonderful to have such a large family (I'm one of 8) & to have all that room to gather them together.

This is my first visit to your blog, so I'm going to get another cuppa tea & poke around a bit. Lots of nice sewing projects, I see!

fondly,
Rett

Rettabug said...

p.s. I'm also an RN!

Val said...

Now that is an Easter celebration and to top it off having a new little addition. Have fun!! Congrats!

Kelli said...

Congrats on the arrival of your new grand-daughter.. she's gorgeous!! Enjoy your time with the grandkids. :o)

Sinta Renee said...

Wow, I am taking notes on how to do an Easter gathering right! Looks like everyone had so much fun... and cute outfits too! Congratulations on your new grandbaby!

Lynne said...

Congratulations to the parents and grandparents. Welcome little one. You have been born into a wonderful. loving family.

Barbara said...

Congratulations once again Mary. Looks like a great time with the family generally and fun with the little ones.

The backdrop to your garden is to die for.

Melinda Cornish said...

I crave family so bad... You are so lucky!