Friday, May 2, 2014

Easter......completely late

 So, here is our Easter.....3 weeks past Easter....ugh.
I have been in a rut with photos......not really getting good ones.  Maybe God is telling me something, I should not be obsessive about "the perfect" photo.  I just compare too much, which is wrong, wrong wrong.
I wanted a picture of our whole family - did not happen.  Why is that so hard?  It is soo hard for our family - nearly impossible.


The girl on the bench
 was pretty adamant about sitting on the bench....
made for great composition....ugh

This series was cute
I wish our little Mare Bear would have been in them!

I do not even remember what she discovered, 
they are always finding something, aren't they.

 The camera Gods are against me
well, her hair is lovely, even if it is blowing in my face!
 So, we will just split up - I take the girls

Dad can take the boys.
Easter basket - Treasures

because, nothing says happy Easter and Alleluia
like a Skylanders t-shirt.

They did each get a little saint in their baskets
Lydia got St. Lydia
They are from Saintly Silver on Etsy.

Aliza with St. Cecilia.

Everyone needs one of these...

This guy - he is pretty fun!
I guess the 9 year old boy is pretty fun too!

She is always pointing at something we should be seeing.
Isn't that so funny - that universal baby trait.

The boys had fun with their Family Dollar store helicopter
- the all of 7 minutes it lasted.  It is too bad too - they were really having fun with it.

 So we had family over and after everyone ate
the cousins played touch football - in our tiny backyard
but they managed

Cyrus had turned 6 -two weeks before

(we had a little birthday for him on his b-day)
but with family over for Easter we got to "celebrate" his birthday again on Easter!
My kids love Angel Food cake, better than regular cake.
My Cy Guy

This was the last year for that little sweater vest.
I know he wore it last year, possibly the year before....kinda sad.


Everyone went home -
some took a nap (dad and Marin...he worked on that meat for 3 days - well deserved rest!)
but then ended the day with some hoops and more outside play.

Everyone else had long since changed...
(Lydia a couple times)

But this one

She kept her dress on until the end.
 She wanted nothing to do with changing out of it.
She had been waiting patiently for a few weeks to be able to wear her "Easter Dress".
I know it looks more like a princess dress than Easter, but my goodness she loves that dress and I figure she is God's princess, so it worked out well!