Mary Louise received her recital costume during her last ballet class. To say that she was proud...and in love with the pink, and the sparkles...understatement:
We are having a "LeBlanc kid" birthday party. That's right - all inclusive. It's just how we're doing things these days. I am not sending super formal (via snail mail) invites - but please know that anyone who loves our kiddos and is willing to show is more than welcome - we would love to have you come an celebrate our sweet littles with us! If you need the details, please email me - firstname.lastname@example.org. I promise a casually fun day, good food and some darn cute "no so little" babies running around!
We made it to church this morning for the 8:30 service. People, this is blog worthy on a normal day much less Easter. Thanks to our very old (but very functional) pocket doors, we were able to hide the Easter Bunny swag until we returned. We snapped a few family pics before the chaos got underway:
(but we didn't catch Everett before he spilled water down his front! - ha!)
Then we got on with the festivities!
Everett was rather sullen during the basket exploring and egg gathering...after a relatively exciting night and morning at church, I can't really blame him.
Mary Louise and David got super hero get ups in their baskets. Someone was so excited over his that he opted to "fly" to gather the eggs - you know - rather than just plain old walking...
They loved the egg hunt:
and the big surprise at the end:
a sand box with all the fixins'! - Brent finished this last night just before dark. Mary Louise and David spent 3 hours in it this afternoon and only threw sand once! It's filled with sand and pea gravel for drainage and also so that they can sort with sifters and shakers. The LOVE it! another wonderful addition to our super kid friendly abode!
We played inside for a bit after that - sorting eggs, etc.:
(love that little curl in back)
Brent and I spent the rest of the afternoon trimming plants, planting our little veggie sprouts that were ready for transfer, sanding and painting patio furniture and organizing our future projects indoors and out (though really - in an old house - or any house - are the projects ever really done??)
The big kids were happy in the sand box:
Everett was happy digging in plants:
It was a good day! Which is more than I can say for Pops - who I hear (via ML and D) did not get any Easter eggs - because he was bad and made Mere mad...but Pops, they promise to share their eggs with you next time they see you!
Happy Easter to all -