Our Easter service was at our usual spot up in Palos Verdes overlooking the ocean. It got rained out about halfway through the service but it was still a beautiful service! Great way to start the day!
After church, we came back to the house and Austin got to hunt for his Easter basket. I snagged a great idea from a friend of setting up a scavenger hunt for him. He was FAR more interested in the jelly beans I put in each egg rather than the actual hunting part, but he did finally get into it and had fun!
After a quick lunch, we headed over to my parents house for nap time, then an egg hunt with the cousins and a yummy dinner. And Austin was very proud to know to answer "Risen indeed!" whenever Papa said "He is risen!"
I have to start out the pics of our visit with this one of McKenna! Isn't my daughter beautiful!? And I just love her Easter dress! Thanks Grandma Helen!
The egg hunt was so fun! Wiggles, Monkey & Austin knew just what to do!
McKenna, however, had not a clue! She had just started being able to walk the week before and normally she walks more on grass than crawling cuz she doesn't like to touch it with her hands, so I thought she'd walk good that day and be interested in picking up the eggs. Instead, she just insisted on standing in one spot, frozen by the thought of being on the grass!
So then my mom went and got her the little stroller-walker, thinking she'd push it along the grass. Nope! She was perfectly content to hold onto it, but still had no intention of moving! However, it did allow her to lend her attention to the eggs! She had a wonderful time putting the eggs from the basket in the stroller and then from the stroller to the ground and then from the ground into the basket. Over and over and over. She only had 5 eggs, but she probably picked up three times as many as the older kids!
At one point, Monkey came over to help her. I love this picture!
Before dinner, we squeezed in a cousin Bunny ear pic! This was as close as we could get to everyone looking at the camera while keeping their ears on. Not great, but not too shabby either!
And I just love this pic of my Monkey!
Katelyn was missing from the cousin pic because Ryan, Suz & she had gone out of town for the weekend to visit some friends. But they ended up making it a little later for dinner, so I got a pic of Katelyn with bunny ears too!
And then a couple of us adults got in on the ear action.
I love my family! Great day!
He is risen! He is risen indeed!