Easter 2011

June 11, 2011

This year, Easter was a whirlwind of field trips, baking, Easter egg hunts, and both Gramma Joanie and Grandmommy visits.  I already blogged about the baking and the filed trips here and here.  The only thing left to blog about is our Easter Egg Hunt with our playgroup and the actual Easter.  So, here’s the rest of our Easter for your enjoyment!

First, the Easter Egg Hunt.  This year’s playgroup egg hunt was in the backyard of the Willette’s house.  Let me tell you; they have the BEST backyard for Easter egg hunts, and Ms. Anne did a superb job hiding the eggs!

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< The race is on! >

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< Zoe checks out her loot. >

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< Cole, “baby” Eve, and Stellyn were more interested in the bubbles. >

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< “Baby” Eve  >

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< Zoe, mid-hunt. >

Playgroup

< The gang (L to R): Kyrie, Brooks, Jordan, Bailey, Zoe, Emi.  Back row: Cole, Kate, Aston, and Connor.  Missing: Riley, Stellyn, Eve, Javier, Andres, Mia, Maisie, Liza, Morgan, Lily, and Stella. >

(You can check out more Easter Egg hunt pics at Kate and Eve’s, and Aston and Stellyn’s blogs. )

Next up: the Easter bunny arrives at our house.  I didn’t get any pictures of the kids checking out their baskets, but I managed to snap a couple before they woke up.

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Last, but not least.  With the help of Grandmommy, we were able to get dressed and arrive at church in plenty of time to find a good seat, put Cole in child care, and take a few pictures.

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< Grandmommy, Zoe, and Cole at church, Sharon Presbyterian. >

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< Zoe during the Children’s service. >

Zoe and Cole at church

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So, still in April (I will catch up one day!)…my mom and I took the kids to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Gastonia, NC.  We went in between early spring blooms and late spring blooms, but the garden was beautiful, and Zoe and Cole had a blast running around and checking out all of the fountains, flowers, and just exploring everything.

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< Our first ladybug sighting of the year. >

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< Snapdragons – one of Zoe’s favorite flowers; she thinks the name is funny. >

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< The main fountain in the canal garden portion of the gardens. >

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< Zoe and Cole play on a wooden statue structure. >

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< A cool interactive fountain.  The fountain turns on when you run through.  Zoe had a blast; Cole not so much – he refused to run through. >

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