Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Happy Easter 2011

Our Easter this year was pretty low key. We spent the day opening Easter baskets, celebrating at church, playing in the backyard, and we did an Easter egg hunt at a church down the street. It was one of the nicest holidays we've had in awhile because the day just ran in a calm and smooth way. Some of these first pics are from Saturday night when we decided to dye our eggs...nothing like waiting until the very last minute! Anthony's friend Caleb came over to play.

some attempts at using that skinny wire egg holder stick that comes in the dye kits

notice how the clothes are now off

forget the stick! hands work just as well

the finished (perfectly imperfect) product

the brownish green eggs are the ones anthony decided to experiment with in several colors!

"These hands will look great in our Easter pictures tomorrow, Mom!"

two buddies, just chillin'

(this is caleb's "serious" face that he usually has at our house)

but we did get a few smiles out of him! i think he was having fun!

this little guy was having fun as well

special Easter treats waiting to be opened

some pre-breakfast jelly beans never hurt anyone!

enjoying the special animal chairs from Nonna and Nonno

the aftermath

(it's really not as bad as i thought it would be)

two smiling cuties

love their grins

so sweet

my babies are growing up too fast

wow! everyone is looking at the camera...that's a first!

bubble practice

lucas always wants to be a part of whatever anthony is doing

anthony was really getting the hang of it

lucas giving daddy some kisses

love this!
what a great reaction!

anthony is so proud of his bubble blowing

mario's unique way of pushing the kids in the swing

(it's a hard job, but someone's gotta do it!)