Happy Easter! He is risen!
What a full weekend we had.
John was given a surf board by a coworker.
So of course he was eager to go to the beach. On Saturday we headed on over to Newport Beach. It was packed and after circling the parking lot near the pier three times, we decided to head up to Huntington Beach. Except for the stress of driving around with the gas light on wondering if we were going to run out of gas, and realizing that the parking attendants don't take cards-- the trip was awesome!
Adam getting ready to skim board.
Julia helping Anna to stand on the surf board.
Brrrr, too cold for me!
William and I dug this deep hole.
Dennis and Alex enjoyed playing in it.
"Where is Dennis?"
"Roarrrrrr! Here I am!"
Here is Julia on the surfboard. She is too funny. Earlier this morning John asked her to sew a velcro strap for the tether. She didn't hesitate designing one and using the sewing machine to make it. It was so cute. Mom-- you'd have been proud!
Anastasia had lots of fun at the beach.
We took turns burying each others feet to see if we could jump out.
A quick story. As I was packing towels for the beach Dennis comes into the linen closet to ask me when we were going to the beach. I told him I wasn't sure. He asked again. I told him I didn't know... maybe in an hour. I guess he didn't like my answer because he said, "How come you don't know? You should know. You are in charge. You get to say when we go. So how come you don't know?"
After the beach we went out to dinner. Grandma and Grandpa were with us as well as Caleb's girlfriend. Since they were leaving in the morning and we would miss spending Easter with them, it was nice having dinner together. I especially appreciated the no cooking!
When we got home, William got sick all over the floor of the loft. Thankfully it was not food poisoning or the stomach flu coming on-- he simply over ate. Never before had I been able to scoop up vomit like I did last night. Hey-- another parenting first. :)
This Easter was also a weekend of firsts.
It was the first time we didn't dye eggs.
With Spring break no where near Easter and our unexpected trip to the beach-- we just didn't have time.
I also didn't make up goodie bags to for the kids to wake up too.
Long story. I hope to get around to it this week.
Anyway, the day was still nice with much to celebrate.
And there were so many donuts left over after church that we brought home enough to have for lunch.
Then we planted trees, flowers, and a little garden. :)
And to end the day--- we had banana splits with the works!
Happy Easter! Hallelujah that we have such an amazing Lord and Savior! He paid the price. He is enough. He is risen!