Easter Weekend Recap

I was off from work on Friday and Monday, so my Easter weekend was an extended 4 day weekend. 

Friday was spent running errands, coloring eggs and taking Rebecca to her softball scrimmage.

Saturday, Bill had to be at church at 10am for Easter vigil practice. After his practice, my dad bought everyone lunch and we spent a couple hours talking and laughing. Rebecca had softball practice in the afternoon. Then Saturday night, we all got dressed in our Easter finest and went to our church to watch Bill receive his Confirmation and First Communion and be welcomed in as a full-fledged member of the Catholic Church. 

The Easter Vigil mass was very special. Benjamin, who is usually very loud at church, fell asleep during the first reading and slept until seconds before Fr. Hammond confirmed Bill. He woke up with a start and looked toward the front just as Bill was getting anointed. He then remained quiet through out the rest of the mass--it was truly an Easter miracle. All 3 kids were very well behaved, considering mass was 2 hour long. After the Vigil Mass, we went over to the school cafeteria where they had a reception for all those who had entered the church. It was very nice with cookies, cupcakes and Benjamin had a blast moving around all the chocolate candies that they had scattered among the desserts. 

Easter morning, found eggs with messages in the kids' rooms to come into mine and Bill's room. The Easter bunny was leading the kids on a scavenger hunt to find their baskets, which were hidden in the downstairs shower. The kids thought it was hilarious. 

They loved everything they got in their baskets. Rebecca's favorite thing were her mini "Frozen" Elsa, Anna, and Olaf figurines. Jacob's favorite was his Spiderman yo-yo. Benjamin just loved everything in all the baskets. I made cinnamon rolls for breakfast and we just enjoyed a lazy morning/early afternoon at 

In the afternoon, we went to my parents' house for dinner and an Easter egg hunt for the grandkids. My parents, younger sister, youngest brother, his girlfriend, younger brother and his wife and their 3 kids and Bill and I and our kids were there. Dinner was yummy, and the egg hunt was fun. We spent most of the evening outside at my parents' house throwing the football around and watching the kids blow bubbles and talking and laughing. When we got home last night, the kids were ready to go to bed and were sound asleep within minutes.

Yesterday morning I cleaned up some of the house, bagged some of the candy for the freezer and tried to organize some of the stuff that we had accumulated. For lunch, Bill and I decided to take the kids to get Wendy's and we ate lunch at the park. After lunch, the kids played on the playground, Rebecca practiced throwing her softball and the kids blew bubbles. 

Then it was off to Goodwill to look for shorts for Jacob and Bill and capris for me. We lucked out and I found 2 pairs of capris, 1 pair of shorts, a tank top, Bill got 2 pairs of shorts, and I found 2 pairs of shorts for Jacob. I also found a pair of sandals for Benjamin! 

Overall, it was a fun, busy, happy 4 day weekend. Now time to face the work week and the fun that that will bring. Hope everyone has a great week! 


  1. What a wonderful Easter weekend you had; so happy to hear it!

    What a rockin' park!! My children would adore that place and it looks like yours do. :)

  2. Sounds like you had great Easter weekend!

  3. What a wonderful weekend you had! I had a friend stay with me for a couple of days and she helped me with some painting around the house. We went to a thrift store too and had a ball looking for bargains - we both did quite well! And the weather was divine!


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