Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Weekend

This year, we had a crazy busy Easter weekend that promised so much fun!

We kicked off the festivities on Thursday with Jackson's very first Easter egg hunt at our friend Tracy's house.  The egg hunt was for all the mommies and kids involved in Stroller Strides ... and we had a a.m.a.z.i.n.g time celebrating the holiday with everyone.  Jackson particularly enjoyed eating no less that 15 cherry tomatoes ... after he finished his plate of food ... and before lunch!

After gathering only a few eggs, Jax became a bit preoccupied with this "tractor" ... and Mommy spent the rest of the egg hunt pushing it from egg to egg so that he would follow.  In the end, Jackson collected 8 candy-filled eggs before retiring to play with his buddies.

Before the egg hunt party was complete, we even got to see an amazing swarm of honeybees that had temporarily made their home in one of Tracy's trees.  Mommy thought it was really neat!

Oh, how we love our Stroller Strides family!

Almost immediately after the egg hunt -- Mommy, Jackson, NeNe, and PawPaw hit the road for Roanoke, Virginia.  Daddy stayed behind to relax on his days off and get some much needed things done around our house.  Our Roanoke trip proved to be a little "National-Lampoons-esque" this time ... complete with one total toddler melt down in Abuelos (forcing us to actually leave the restaurant) and a brief trip to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.  Nevertheless, we made the best of it.  Certainly, the highlight of the weekend was our trip to the Transportation Museum.  I'm pretty sure the hour or so we spent there might have been the very best of Jackson's life to date.  He was able to run around and explore all of his favorite things -- cars, helicopters, and trains!

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After an early departure from Roanoke, we enjoyed Easter Sunday at home with family.  Although Daddy had to go into work this afternoon, he was able to watch Jackson's reaction to what the Easter Bunny left him this morning.

Jackson spent the afternoon playing outside and helping Mommy and NeNe plant a few Spring flowers (we won't mention that as soon as the flower was put into the ground ... Jax hacked off the bloom with his 'digger').

Happy Easter, everyone!

1 comment:

NeNe said...

Never will forget this Easter weekend..ha...Love the pics...lots of good memories...Love you...