March 30, 2008

Our Easter 2008

Already? What the?

It's just weird to have Easter this early. I couldn't quite wrap my brain around it, although that might have something to do with the fact that I've been sick.

Thank goodness for family! Seriously if it wasn't for family my kids wouldn't have celebrated Easter this year. I just didn't have it in me. My Mom had all the grandkids up to her house to color eggs. So thanks to her, my children got to color eggs and bring some home. My Aunt Kathleen had an Easter party and Easter Egg Hunt at her house for all my aunts, uncles, cousins and all our kids. It was actually at a park, and it was FREEZING, so we quickly packed up and headed over to her house. But the kids had a great time despite the cold. Thanks to my Aunt Kathleen my children got to have a fun time with their cousins and they got tons of Easter candy!

Our Easter morning went something like this:
At 6:45 a.m. just as Kevin was leaving for Bishopric meeting, I woke up and dragged myself out of bed, down to the storage room to get out the kids' easter baskets/buckets. I put in some grass (the colored kind, not the real kind of course - I was at least that coherent!) and set them in the front room. And then I did what can only be described as "re-gifting" the easter eggs my children had found the day before at the Easter Egg Hunt. And I also hid some empty eggs too.
My kids woke up at 7:00 a.m. just as I climbed back into bed.

(As I type this I am feeling pretty pathetic and a bit embarrassed, but at the time I felt like it was all I could do. Actually, it felt like more than what I could do. Oh well, my kids were happy and that's what I do it for anyway.)

Did I mention I've been sick? I just need to make that clear before you start thinking I'm a terrible mother. For our "grand" Easter dinner I told Kevin that I didn't care if everybody had cold cereal - again. I guess that just didn't quite do it for him, so he made dinner that night. I love my husband. He's great! And he made one of the best Easter dinners ever - at least in my opinion:

Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.

Seriously, for a girl who's been sick all week, this dinner was heaven. So our family sat around the dinner table on Easter Sunday dipping our sandwiches into bowls of warm tomato soup.

Once again - Thank Goodness for Family!


Barbara said...

I'm sorry you have been so sick! What a husband for making the best meal in the world. I think the grilled cheese and tomato soup combination is always is served at our house on Sundays. We love it!

Aubrey said...

That, I'm sorry to say, is hilarious! I've had days like that and I always feel like I'm letting someone down by not giving everything my best. But sometimes my best just isn't good enough! :0 I'm sorry that you were sick though...