Monday, April 20, 2009

Keep on keepin on

That is all we can do sometimes. Here is an update of what we have been up to
since Good Friday. We made cookies that morning to bring to our play group's
annual Easter Egg Hunt.

The Easter Bunny showed up "in person" to deliver a small gift to each child.Princess and her "Sweet Prince" joined in the egg decorating with the other children.Saturday started the fishing season here, so Farmer Dad and one of our oldest friends

brought the kids fishing.Princess was so distraught by the monsoon (or was it wearing the "garbage bag"?),

that we almost cancelled our trip down to the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank

to see Happy Feet. We try not to miss the free family movies they show.

Princess was so well behaved, we stopped off at a McDonald's on the ride home for hot coffee

and play gym time. She was the only child, unless you count Farmer Dad.

This play area was good for adults as well.That night we decorated our own eggs...Princess wanted to try some new hair dos..

Easter Morning dawned bright and clear here in the Garden State.
We found a note from the Easter Bunny leading her on an Easter Egg hunt of her own

in the backyard.She found all the eggs that were hidden, so she was awarded the basket of goodies

left behind for her. A new watering can, some gloves, a pink star fish and some bath paints.

We all sat down to pancakes for breakfast.Tuesday was my birthday (as I already let you all know..and thank you for the well wishes!)

Princess insisted on making me a chocolate cake with coconut.

I had a "Mommy Blogger" event I was invited to by Stop and Shop which I will talk more about this week.Princess stayed with my niece and her baby, and then we came home and she baked.She does all but the oven on her own!Farmer Dad came home with candy and flowers and took us to dinner.

We came home for desert.

I will be back with books to share, and Earth Day ideas, and more of what we've been doing later today or tomorrow. This post is already so long.It looks like a rainy week here, after a lovely weekend working in the yard and visiting with friends and family who came on for Great Grandma's funeral.Thank you all again for your kind words, and your friendship.


Tara said...

Sometimes it's good to keep on keepin' during tough times... to let daily routines help guide us and move us through. It looks like you had a lovely holiday. Yummy cookies and birthday cake!

8)(8 said...

Happy Birthday! I'm sorry I am late in saying so. It looks like you managed a lovely week for her despite all that has happened. I love the red tea/demitasse set. I love the new photo at the top too.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I was so happy to see that you got to see Happy Feet! Your pictures remind me of years gone by. Our first child was an only for 8 years until her siblings came along. Looks like you had a wonderful Easter. Looking forward to meeting you on Saturday.
♥, Susan

Elizabeth said...

Looks like a fun Easter! Glad you had a nice birthday. It took me a few minutes to figure out why the post office would be open late! I've been away for too long--I forgot about tax day!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, P can bake all by herself. Cate can't even pour her own milk. (I realized recently that I am doing way too much for her, opening doors, toothpaste on the brush.)

Good job P!

I hope you are getting back to normal this week. We are having the best weather today. The kids are swinging and I am sitting by the open window enjoying some fresh air and blogging. :)

sarah said...

What a wonderful easter. You are so healthy about it! And look at that cake! Not so healthy - well, good for the soul, though.

Princess looks beautiful with her hair tied back. It suits her delicate face.

I like your new blog header.

And oh oh oh the china!!!

I hope you are well. Thinking of you.

RunninL8 said...

glad you had a fun easter! lOT'S OF YUMMY GOODIES THERE! Jonesin' for chocolate cake, now.

So you're in middle NJ? I grew up in Upper Saddle River-also lived in Millington when I was 2. Mom now lives in Martinsville. It's fun to go back and visit with the kids! Don't miss the humidity, though! Makes my hair CRAZY!

Becky said...

Love the lamb cookies with coconut wool. And princess looks very nice with her hair up.

Tara said...

I am very impressed by Princess' baking prowess.... that cake sure looks yummy.

Hope this new week finds you in a better place... despite the rain.

zilla said...

Beautiful. It's always so festive over here!

I love that swanky red coffee pot, Kate. There's gotta be a story behind it!

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