Easter 2012 came and went unusually fast this year. I think maybe it was just because it was so early. If you are like me, you've always wondered what the deal is with Easter and why its seems so random in timing. Well this year I finally found out.
Easter is held on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring equinox. Whoa that's a mouth full! So we have to wait for three things to happen, 1. the first day of spring 2. the first full moon after the first day of spring and 3. the first Sunday after 1 and 2. That's why the date can range anywhere from the end of March to the middle of April. Ha - well I learned something new and maybe you did too!
Anywho.... we started off the morning with some surprises left by that sneaky little bunny!
The Easter bunny filled Miss Priss's basket with new scrap book materials and Little Bit's basket with magnetic princess dolls. He left an American Girl Doll closet for both of them to share.
Then we headed to D's for a while to visit and snap a few pictures with Henry the bunny.
But where they would rather be is climbing in the trees!
Random crazy picture of Little Bit. She's a nut I tell ya!
Next I just had to snap some pictures of the girls in the beautiful flowers Papaw left growing for them. They've made trails through the flowers and love to run and play in them!
Then it was off to Mimi's for a delicious lunch and of course the annual Easter Egg Hunt!
Later that afternoon we headed back to our house were we built a fire, ate a boston butt (yummy - thanks again to Papa Jim for his awesome bbq-ing!), fished and sat around the fire to enjoy each others company. Pop, Nonna, Uncle Jay, Granny T, Papa Jim, Papaw, D and Uncle Brian all stopped by to enjoy the beautiful weather and company.
Uncle Brian was brave enough to let Miss Priss drive him around to different fishing spots on the creek!
Yep, the only picture of me from the day! See I was there!!!
They just couldn't stand the idea of going to the creek and not getting in!
In order to pry them away from the water, I bribed them by telling them they could practice using their new knives we got them for Christmas. Now this was a big hit. They are not allowed to even touch the knives without one of us around, let alone actually use them. We meant to take them with us on our camping trip, but we forgot! Oops! So really this was the first time they'd gotten to use them.
They were both so serious and were concentrating so hard on getting it right!
So happy and excited to show off their knives and actually get to use them!
Everyone enjoying the good food and great company!
Happy Easter 2012!