First up, Uncle Joey and Aunt Megan stopped by on their way back to Memphis from visiting a certain baby in New York. Jeremy and Violet LOVE Joey and Megan. Like LOVE. When they left, Violet begged to go home with them. She literally looked at me and said she loved Megan more than me and wanted to go live with her. Hmpf.
|reading to the babies - the blonde one is named Penelope :)|
|Uncle Joey is the best at bedtime stories - ignore Jeremy's room mess|
I can't blame them, though. My little brother and his lovely wife are pretty awesome.
Then, we hit up the annual Eggstravaganza on campus. It is hosted by our student leaders in Housing (The National Residence Hall Honorary, NRHH), so I knew all the great students running the event. They do a great job to make sure it is a fair hunt and every kid gets prizes and eggs. I love them.
|our awesome student leaders with popcorn, cotton candy, treats, games, and fun!|
Every kid was able to find a golden egg that corresponded to a prize on the table. Jeremy won a packet of tablets that turn into dinosaurs (which he loved) and Violet won the Frozen scooter. Of course she did. What the heck. I worry sometimes that they do this when I am there simply because the students know my kids. But, she loved it and there was no way I was going to take it away after Austin presented it to her.
|LOVE our little old neighborhood|
|stealing a neighbor's sweet ride|
For actual Easter Sunday, the bunny came and left fun baskets for the kids. We subscribe to the "if it doesn't fit in a basket, it does not belong as an Easter treat" poor people philosophy. The dollar section at target is my best friend.
|no idea who these kids belong to...|
|immediately ran to her room to make dresses out of her new play dough|
|immediately ran to start building is lego creator|
That silly bunny also hid 85 (what!?!) eggs around the house for the kids to find. They were filled with jellybeans (kids candy of choice in our house), so it's not as decadent as it sounds. They had a blast finding them all.
|golden egg with a $2 bill inside!|
Finally, Brian took Jeremy to Latin High Mass. It is a cool mass that follows pre-Vatican II rules. Women have to cover their heads, the altar faces away, and the entire mass is said in Latin. It is a beautiful service, and Jeremy got to see it for the first time. Wisely, we agreed I would stay home with Violet as Easter is not the time for an evil spawn to enter the church (too harsh or too true?). When they got back, I asked him what his favorite part was he and he said "When we got to leave." Ha ha, I love the honesty of kids.
|heehee, tiny Brian|
|my little princess|
We had a lovely Easter week, and we hope everyone else did as well!!