Our Easter started with church at Legion Park. It is the first time our church held church here, and it was really nice - great message, great area with blankets laid out for families and goodie bags to keep kids busy, and with them entertained, it was nice to be able to listen to the sermon (with minimal distraction) to remind us why it is that we celebrate Easter.
...And then there were the bounce houses... they were inflated right after the service, and would be great had we been staying for the lunch they offered, but we were trying to rush home to meet everyone, as we were hosting brunch at our house. Getting the boys away from those quickly was not an easy task!
Jimmy gave a try at making deviled eggs this year.
This picture kind of sums up how Caleb felt in his Easter outfit this morning. I think he felt very special with his nice shirt, belt, dress socks and 'dancing shoes', as he calls them. More on the dancing shoes in my April post... :)
After lunch we had a little brunch with family and our new neighbors, Greg, Mary, and Jake, whose family all lives far away. It was a lot of fun, and nice to have them join us! The kids did an egg hunt in Greg and Mary's backyard, then got their (many) turns at the piñata, which doesn't break easily when you have all kids under five swinging at it! I think they had more fun hitting it than eating what was inside!
After brunch we headed out to the country to 'Uncle Nick's house' for a big Greek Easter celebration. Uncle Nick is a little old Greek man, barely five feet tall, who was very sweet and welcoming, along with their Yaya who of course didn't sit down for a second. We are related only by marriage - Delores' daughter is married to a Greek, and since Greek Easter fell on the same day as Christian Easter this year, we were invited out to celebrate. Its very much like 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding', people and food everywhere (the more the merrier), a lamb roasted on a spit, tons of baklava and desserts, and of course, the traditional hard-boiled RED eggs. The eggs are traditional, and you are supposed to have two people knock their eggs against one another to see whose cracks and whose stays in tact (See photo below). As far as we were told, it is just for fun, doesn't mean the loser will have bad luck or something silly like that. We got there fairly late, but enjoyed the time we had there and hope to get to join everyone next year for the entire party. :-)
|Cooling off in the water in the fountain|
Happy Easter everyone, and thank you Jesus for dying for us so we can join you in Heaven !