Jolie's 1st Easter
Karlie helped Jolie dye easter eggs. Shek was "on the phone" and missed it. He said "no one told me"...Oh well. We followed the directions on the PAAS box for vibrant colored eggs and then I add neon food dye to the cup to insure their brightness. Jolie liked seeing the Paas color tablet fizz in the vinegar...she got so excited that she even dumped one of the cups over...I was saying hurry get me a paper towel....(Shhh! Don't tell anyone, but dying eggs is not my favorite thing!)
Can't you hear the Clunk as Jolie drops a hard boiled egg into the dye?
There she goes...drop...clunk...crack! It's all fun!
Easter morning checking out the baskets, and trying out the Ladybug cookie treat that was in the basket.
Here's Shek's Easter goodies...notice the SPY watch...I have heard about the Spy watch and how much he needs one that I think I am blue in the face...or maybe that's the egg dye.
We made it through an entire church service. She especially loves the music. She fell asleep just before communion Karlie and Shek had a.mishap with Shek's "juice" and his was spilled. He got tickled about it when we were supposed to be praying and thinking about communion...the other day at Good Friday service...the same two kids follow their brother to get communion (while I am outside in the hall with the loud Jolie)....they get a little lost and follow Zach onto the stage! He was about to play with the church band...he had to whisper to Shek...I am about to play...go back to your seat....What is it with my kids and The Lord's Supper...it hasn't ever been a problem before...but sure makes for the memories and laughs...
Karlie in her Zebra Easter dress. Yes, you see correctly...there are no photos of the family in our Easter attire...because I promised the other Saturday when I had them endure the dreaded family photo shoot with the tripod!
Zach brought Jolie in out of the truck when we all got home. She had been asleep and had just woke up.
Sitting on the kitchen counter checking out the goodies from Gam and Pop.
Gam always makes something special for Karl and me too. Check out this cross shapped box filled with Hersheys nuggests that she stamped Happy Easter on...She is so talented and creative.
We added the leaf to the table, found the fancy table cloth and cracked out the blue and mauve wedding china (yes I was married in the '90's when blue and mauve was the rave) ...I thought my china looked springy so we ate fancy today.
Jelly beans on a festive dish...yum
Honey's birthday was this weekend too. SO Karlie baked Honey's favorite flavor cake. Yellow cake with chocolate icing. Honey wondered about the candles! I had 44..51...she said I am not that OLD. I said 4 plus 4 is 8 and 5 plus 1 is 6 which equals 86. Growing up, she always told me she was 39 and I believed her until my momma reached 30 and I finally thought that can't work....Math has never been my strong subject.
All Smiles....and we sang Happy Birthday...Gam said we were flat, but we sang anyway.
Now for the Egg hunt. Shek and Jolie were the only participants. The other two think they are just too old for it. I think I will steal my friend Melissa's tradition next year. She and her family stuff plastic eggs with money...and it's a contest to see who can collect the most money. I think money stuffed eggs might get my oldie kids off the porch, don't ya think?
Wait for me!
And he's off.
See my flowers on my dress and basket...Flower is my new word!
Here is one of our vibrant colored eggs.
Zach and Honey are the egg hunting watchers.
Gam, one of the Easter photographers; I'm the other.
Jolie hearing some words of wisdom from Pop.
See my spy watch dad?
Look...he looks like he really likes me in this photo, but I know he loves me! He's the best!
Happy Resurrection Sunday, Folks! He is risen INDEED!
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