Thank you for showering my nieces with oohs and ahhs. Bobby and I completely agree with you!
Our weekend in Kansas City was full of fun and adventure, but there were also two important events. Up first was my brother-in-law Jim’s 29th birthday, which technically is today (April 11). Happy birthday, Jim! Cara made him this delicious funfetti cake so that we could all celebrate.
The boys also endeavored to make their own mojitos using mint from Susan and Adam’s backyard. The end result was quite tasty. Here are the boys (John, Jim, Bobby and Adam) looking proud.
The funfetti was delicious, by the way.
Of course, the next event on our list was Easter! On Sunday, all eleven of us put on our Easter finest and headed to Mass in the morning. The nieces pieces looked dazzling in their dresses – all pink and fashionably coordinated!
I think it’s safe to say that Claire, Kelly and Caroline were the celebrities of the hour.
Later on, we were surprised by a visit from the Easter Bunny!
Barb (aka Grandma) provided the adorable personalized baskets for the girls, while Susan did an amazing job with gifts for the girls and crafty baskets full of goodies for all of us!
Let’s just say she knows me very well. “Punny” greeting cards, photo magnets, scented soap, a Starbucks gift card and candy galore. Thanks again, Easter Bunny – er, Susan! 😉
There were some other bunnies in attendance, as well…
It was a lot of fun to open gifts with the girls on their first Easter! Bobby and I had also brought gifts for them that were personally significant. Perhaps you have heard I’m a fan of books? 😉 Well, I had my eye on giving my nieces a book I loved when I was little.
Yep, that’s me. Blonde hair and all. I loved the Hey, Look At Me! book because it had all of my favorite sports in it…with my picture! Unfortunately, the book came out in 1988 and is no longer in print, but luckily I found three copies still mulling around the wonderful land of Amazon.
A few adjustments later and the books were ready for each niece.
I hope they’ll enjoy imagining themselves as basketball players, gymnasts, artists and more!
Following the basket egg-stravaganza, we had an Easter feast!
On the menu were these delicious deviled eggs…
…fresh fruit salad…
…and plenty of ham!
I helped myself to a little bit of everything. My belly was full and happy.
It truly was egg-cellent.
I promise that is the last egg yolk.
I mean joke.
We miss everyone already and can’t wait for the next time we’re all together again!
It was tough to come back to reality, but I’m finally feeling caught up and back in the swing of things. And hey, it’s almost Thursday. Another weekend is right around the corner.
What did you do for Easter, if you celebrated?