What a great weekend it has been so far. Only one day of rain and the rest of sun! A nice spring day.
On Friday, we started the day off with rain. It led to some great puddle splashing in the afternoon. Then, we had a great Easter dinner with my parents. Turkey, the fixings and bunny shaped birthday cake.
The girls decided to dress up and surprise their grandparents with their Easter finery.
My happy birthday girl.
We finally got to see my mom’s latest craft project – Easter Bonnets! They were adorable and loved by all.
My beautiful mom
On Saturday, we started the day with the Lion’s Club Egg Hunt. The girls got to meet the Easter Bunny (a big deal to Elspeth and Katrine was game and humoured her sister), faces painted and balloons. Katrine was in awe of the field full of eggs just waiting to be found. Elspeth was excited to get to sit in a fire truck (although she still insists that she wants to fly like a bird). Then it was time for the hunt. The buzzer went and the race for an egg was on. The girls gleefully filled their baskets full of eggs before we headed to the local legion for cookies and hot chocolate before claiming our giant chocolate bunnies from Grandpa.
After the excitement of the hunt we headed back to my parents where we let the girls run off some of that sugar energy in the backyard. We also had Katrine’s present time. One of her favourite gifts was her Great Nana’s easel. After running around, she took the easel outside for some art time. I think that she is already planning her next big art project.
Sigh, snow still. At least it was fun to jump off of.
Waiting for gifts.
The moment that she saw her easel. Happy girl.
Her doll was her very first model.
This morning dawned with Easter baskets followed by an egg hunt. Giggles, smiles and happy girls. I think that the big sheep pillows and fleece blankets were among their favourite treasures.
When we got home this afternoon we had some outside time, finished up some homework before our final birthday/Easter dinner. BBQ’d burgers. Delicious. Made even more yummy because Grammy joined us. I love how much the girls love their grandparents. Katrine had asked for the bunny cake as well as an ice cream cake. Well, we had my version of ice cream cake. A block of ice cream with a variety of toppings. Tons of toppings.
Mint chocolate chip “cake”