It has been an eventful weekend weatherwise. Thursday evening brought us quite the storm that left our world glistening and slippy the next morning. However, by Saturday afternoon it once again felt like spring. Last night there was thunder loud enough to shake the house while today the winds are strong enough that random pieces of wood have landed on our path. At least it has kept us on our toes.
Aside from the weather it has been a weekend of family. After chipping the ice off our car on Friday we headed up to my parents. My mom made some fancy eggs with the girls. This time they put on shrink wraps. After a most delicious turkey dinner, the girls were set to look for eggs. That was candy round 1. The next morning it was off to the Lion’s Club Egg Hunt. They once again rocked their Easter bonnets (although Katrine will need a new one next year) and had a blast looking for plastic eggs to trade in for a size-able chocolate bunny also known as candy round 2. I think that Elspeth had even more fun getting a penguin tattoo than hunting for eggs. She was beside herself with happiness when I couldn’t get it off that night for church the next day. My parents also like to give small gifts to mark holidays. This year they had brought sand dollar bracelets back from their last trip. Katrine’s matched her Easter Sunday outfit to a T but Elspeth still has some growing to do before hers fits.
Yesterday morning they went to church for their very first Easter Sunday service. Yes, them not me. There are usually wayyyy to many Easter Lilys or Pussywillows among the decorations and my allergies flare. Anyways, Elspeth got to sing with her Junior Choir and did a really good job. She sang the whole song this time and actually looked up at the congregation every once in a while! Very proud of her, and she had fun to boot!
The girls decorated cookies with their Grammy while the finishing touches were being put on lunch and then it was time to head out for a walk in the sunshine. We managed to see a duck pair swimming on the nearby marsh, so will need to keep an eye open for signs of ducklings. Oh, and Glenn managed to get the new tire on Elspeth’s new bike (hand me down bike complete with horn and streamers but now a new tire) so she had to take that out for a spin. Katrine used the time to finish up some home work and relax.
Then we capped the day off with a viewing of Zootopia. I enjoyed the movie on two levels. First, it was just down right funny. Second, it had a great message especially with what is going on currently. Do not judge a group because of the actions of one member. Loved it and it sparked a wonderful discussion with the girls in the car home. Hopefully they will carry that lesson with them. Seems like an appropriate thing to discuss on Easter.