Sammi talking to herself: "Um, yep, sure, um whatever, Mommy. All I have to do is go find Jessie or Kelsey...they'll give us all the Easter candy we want....., right, Nicki?"
Nicki: "Hah, we don't even need Jessie and Kelsey... I'll show you where Mom hid the baskets from us.....they are right behind the grill...."
While Ed was on a five-day ski trip with our best buddy, Bob (yes, over Easter....and yes, I'm the one who really encouraged him to go and take his first break since China with a bunch of guys ...), the girls and I spent Easter Day with the Schmitz family. In fact, we (both families) have been spending more Easter and T'Giving Holidays than not over the last 14 years. It was great fun as usual...we went to Mass, then back over to Col's to hang-out and have Easter Dinner.
Starting from left, Jessie, Sammi, Nicki, and Kelsey
Sammi with the ladybug headgear on :)
They really enjoyed the Easter Egg Hunt (once again in Col's backyard). Kelsey and Jessie did a great job stuffing the eggs and hiding them all throughout the yard. Some of the eggs were stuffed with goldfish and graham crackers (good...good) and then another set of eggs (the ones that had my name written on the outside) were stuffed with chocolate and jelly beans. Um...guess which eggs the little girls appreciated the most....?!
Nicki on Col's lap; Sammi standing..
We truly did have a fun day....the girls even napped for a bit and we had a big Easter dinner with all our year-after-year vegetarian (for me) and non-vegatarian dishes: cauliflower with cumin and cheese, stuffed zucchinis, sweet potatoe casserole, some ham thing-y, and of course, pie pie pie!. Didn't have Ed's famous mashed potatoes or dill-carrots since he was not there but we'll catch that next time 'round at Thanksgiving.....