We had a wonderful Lent and Easter season this year. Jackson really started to understand the Easter story and wanted me to read about the crucifixion and the empty tomb every morning at breakfast. His current favorite Bible story, however, is Jonah and the BIG FISH!
J and I dyed eggs the night before Easter and then I got a little ambitious and hid about 100 eggs. Pop Pop keeps giving us these really neat eggs - camo, football-shaped, glitter, etc. So I hid the whole stash of eggs. J ran around the house in the morning screaming, "OOH! AHHH! GOT IT!" He missed about 10 of them, which I proceeded to find in the days to come (we didn't hide the real eggs...good thing!)
After celebrating at church, we went to BB and Grandad's for Easter brunch with the Speasmakers and Lou. It's always good company and great food. Jonathan was on call but thankfully the EDs were pretty quiet that day and he got to enjoy the whole holiday with us!
We got to see Leya, Brock and their two kids for Josh's first birthday party. It's great to catch up and watch the boys grow and see how our kids are becoming friends despite only seeing each other 1-2 times a year.
|Celebrating Josh's 1st birthday!|
Grandad took J to Great Clips for a haircut. I gave him a heads-up that he needed to ask for it to be "SHORT. Like, cut it and then you are going to ask me if it's good and you'll need to go shorter. That kind of short". The hair stylists are always afraid to cut his hair short (and probably for good reason after being subject to many unhappy parents following a too-short haircut). Grandad didn't want to bring him home to me with long hair, so he stopped at the Speasmakers to grab a bag I forgot and gave J a little trim there. Then, when he got home and I saw J's hair, he gave him another haircut in the kitchen :) There's nothing like 3 haircuts to really get the job done!
I wanted to take J to Touch A Truck again this year but it seemed a little overwhelming with two kids. There is no way I could lift him into all the trucks with a baby carrier strapped to my belly. So, Beth and Matt agreed to come on what turned out to be a very cold, rainy but fun day.
J loved the army trucks, school busses and ambulances. He still talks a big game and then when we get close to the trucks he loves so much, he freezes up and doesn't know what to say or do. He had a blast in the bounce house again this year! I think we should invest in a small one for our backyard. THAT would be hours of entertainment!
|Forecast said rain at 3, not 10am. Good thing Grandad let me borrow his raincoat!|
We are so grateful that Jonathan's parents live down the road and that mine come often. There is nothing like grandparents and it's such a blessing that our kids get to spend so much time with them. We are also so thankful for the help (babysitting, sleepovers, meals, yard work, etc). It truly does "take a village" and ours includes our amazing parents! Thank you :)