Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Happy Easter and Jon's B-day

This past weekend was a fun one for the family. It was Easter and Jon actually got the 4 day weekend with only a few calls and things to do (which is rare in the Army). We each got some one on one time with the girls, projects done around the house and had some good family fun. A church in town put on an Easter egg hunt downtown, it reminded us of the times we did outreaches with Antioch in Waco. After the hunt we walked over to the North Carolina Veterans memorial park to enjoy the great outdoors a little longer. Molly and Riley love the 10 fountains they have and it was such nice weather we didn't want to go inside! Everyone enjoyed afternoon naps and I got to go on a trip to the store by myself!! Easter Sunday we went to chapel and then came home and spent some time doing egg hunts in the backyard and just relaxing as a family. We ended the night going to a soldier in Jon's unit for dinner and games. Jon's birthday was Monday and in honor of that I let Jon mow the lawn and take care of the girls while I went to a doctor visit. Then we took him out to lunch, let him play his video game for a little bit and went to the lake to feed the ducks. For dinner he got to eat on the You Are Special Plate and we remembered all the fun we had these past few days - we were never exhausted or bored either which are usually the 2 extremes we hit on 4 days. As an awesome way to tease us all after a 4 day with Jon he is leaving us for 12 days in the field - maybe I will get in one post during that time but who knows.

Collecting eggs downtown

Riley had such a huge bucket:) She only wanted one egg so it worked out well for her.
Molly loved getting as many as she could
Bounce houses are always a hit even if we had been to Monkey Joe's the day before.
Riley wanting some candy and snow coneMolly and her snow coneEnjoying one of the many fountains
The baby dolls needed some sun and had to watch the egg hunt
Molly hid some eggs for Jon and Riley but as any great supervisor she was letting them know exactly where they were at before they could even start to look
CANDY!! Let's just say there might have been some sugar overload this weekend - and Jon's birthday lunch she ate more salad than anyone else.
EGGS! She loved running around and finding the eggs over and over.
3rd times a charm - Happy Easter!
She was not happy - she wanted to be in Daddy's arms and was not pleased to take an Easter picture with her sister for me.
Riley was not happy - this was attempt one:)
Jon's Special Day dinner on the plate! Breakfast for dinner.

1 comment:

Mandy said...

congrats on going to the store by yourself!!! Did you walk real slow and shop aisles you usually can't just for fun? :) I also love that the dolls have no clothes on - that's how ours look to! Only on eof our girls wants the clothes off and the other wants them on most of the time. Wow, you can tell I am a Mom to by the things I commented on ;)! Glad you guys had a great Easter and birthday!