WE JUST RETURNED FROM A WONDERFULLY RELAXED SPRING BREAK AND EASTER HOLIDAY IN MY HOMETOWN. We visited my 97 year old grandmother who was alert and talkative. It was nice to see her recovering from some winter rehabilitation and back to her own home. Amazingly she lives independently in an apartment specially made for mobility issues…I venture to say she is healthier than most 40 year olds. Very little medication passes through her body and she is still able to carry on a conversation with skill. We also saw my Aunt Barbara while there at Mammaw’s apartment. Her family owns a tax firm so I thought it was a special gift to get a photo during the annual tax hibernation.
I sorted through some family history and found a tramp art box made from burnt matchsticks around a cigar box. It was made for my dad during the 50′s by a prisoner he visited as part of a church ministry. Dad now uses it to hold special photos like the one of he and my mother while dating.
I explored one of the family bibles for clues about my grandparents and their heritage. Well, my heritage also.
On Saturday we let the kids hunt Easter eggs all over the hill at my parent’s home. There are lots of statues and fun things to place the eggs in so we enjoyed the hiding part. Next year I think we have to get more complicated because the boys complained that we were too easy.
In the next picture Drake is about to find a hidden egg and make his sisters really mad…big competition there.
And not long after that Grace found a fork…in my parent’s driveway. Don’t ask, they live in the country!
See the baseball egg?
Grace and Alana search the driveway for eggs amid the daylillies.
And someone placed a lovely teenager amid all the chaos. No problem though…she used her tunes to drown out the craziness.
St. Francis cradles an egg…and ironically a caterpillar was crawling up on his head. Tis the season for butterfly magic.
Grace was enamored with the caterpillars. The three little girls made them pets until Uncle Russ explained that they needed to be outside. Thanks Uncle Russ for promising to guard those butterflies-to-be. I have the feeling that three girls will be looking for updates!
Best hidden egg was the one under Chloe the cat. She stayed like that for about 30 minutes.
Hope you had a wonderful Easter and Passover week with the ones you love.
- Atlanta Baby & Child Expo 2013
- Neighborhood Pen Pals
- Halloween: Teach Your Children Well
- My Life, Right Now
- Newbie Notes and Found Pets
- Simple Summer
- Riding the Natchez Trace: Day One
- Wordless Wednesday: Days of Madness and Memories
- Kids Today – A Comparison of Generations
- Wordless Wednesday: Play ball!