Easter 2013

2013 is already starting to speed by. It does not seem possible that we are already deep into the month of April. In just over a month Seniors will be graduating and we’ll be celebrating another wedding anniversary. In 2 months Cael will be turning 4 and we will be having a crazy Angry Birds birthday party. In 3 months it will be the 4th of July with fireworks booming. It does not seem possible! Easter has already come & gone and we went back home to celebrate.

We were both off of work on Good Friday and there was no snow so we drove to Minneapolis. Sharon & Wilbur were nice enough to watch Cael that night so we could have a night off. We stayed at a hotel in Salina and got massages. It was relaxing and wonderful! Saturday morning we got up and drove to Minneapolis to take Cael to the town Easter egg hunt. The only Easter egg hunts he’s had have either been with his cousins or by himself so it was fun to watch him with hundreds of other kids. Ok, I’m not sure if there were hundreds of other kids but there were a lot of them that’s for sure!

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After hunting eggs Cael wanted to play in the park, and who can blame him! It was a beautiful day! So we let him play. He loves to climb, slide, climb & slide. I did have to be a mommy bear once. Cael was trying to go down a slide and this little girl climbed up the slide. She stuck her hand in his face & said, “You can’t go down here!” So I said, “Oh yes he can!” She gave me a scared look & moved to let Cael slide. I didn’t see her again. He even got mommy to climb up these winding stairs & go down the winding slide with him. This little girl just jumped on my lap and said she wanted to slide. After about a dozen trips up & down it was time to go home. And I realized while he was playing that he is going to be just fine in school & the real world. A few times there was kids behind Cael waiting to climb up the equipment. Cael would step aside and tell them to go in front of him! He has manners!! He is just a good boy and I am a proud Mama!

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After that we went to Bogum’s house and hung out with Grammy & Papa, Graunt Kim & Bogum. Then we went to Sharon’s house to eat dinner. Cael got to decorate some eggs for Easter. I bought him some Angry Birds wraps for his eggs and they were an epic fail!! They didn’t shrink to attach to the egg at all. It was pitiful! So instead we dyed the eggs & he put the stickers on them. He really had fun doing it.

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We got up Sunday morning to get ready for Easter lunch & Cael had to go find his gifts from the Easter Bunny. He had a good time finding his gifts and then we got to play with them before making lunch. Cael even got in on helping me make chocolate pie. Ok, so he stomped on the graham crackers until he got bored with it but I still consider that helping!

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I really wanted to get some pictures this holiday of everyone there. Grandma Hoard is getting older & there were so many of us there this time that I wanted to get family pictures. We took a big family picture just before lunch because Travis was there for a few minutes. I didn’t realize until later that not everyone was there yet! So, sorry to those that didn’t get in the big picture! We were missing at least 8 in the picture that showed up later!! Then I wanted to get individual family pictures of each of Grandma & Grandpa’s kids and their families. I got who was there. That made me a little sad because it would have just been me, Courtney & Cael since Shirley is gone. We didn’t end up getting our picture taken either. Oh well. But I did take a picture of Courtney to see how the lighting would be beside the house. If you look at the picture of Courtney by himself there is an orb by him. You may believe it or not but I believe orbs in pictures are spirits showing themselves. I think I got a picture of Courtney & his mom. I’ll be taking Cael’s birthday pictures in the next few weeks (what?!?! already?!?!) so I’ll set up the tripod and get one then. After pictures and lunch we had a big egg hunt. It was a great weekend!!

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