Wednesday, April 6, 2016

East Texas Easter

We celebrated Easter in East Texas at the Cabin in the Woods with all of the traditional happenings.

Central Texas has bluebonnets, but Nacogdoches has azaleas! We made our annual Good Friday trek to SFA's azalea garden. 

Jackson had decided to stay back at the cabin in the woods with Pop who was convalescing from knee surgery, so we just had the two little boys with us. Andrew wasn't over excited about all the pretty flowers, but he was quite pleased to find a geocache with daddy!

Back in the woods, Benjamin happily got passed from lap to lap.

Saturday meant crawfish and easter eggs! Jackson played with those crawfish for hours...

And then we ate all of his crustacean friends! They were delicious. Jackson and Andrew both ate some crawfish this year and liked it (though they both preferred their hot dogs)!

Ben was delightful for his first crawfish boil too, and how precious was his little outfit?

After crawfish was the egg hunt and cascarones.

On Saturday afternoon though, thankfully after the fun activities had been completed, Justin started feeling kinda lousy, and then completely miserable, with a horrible stomach bug. We soldiered on with the weekend's festivities (while trying to stay as far away from him as possible. Sorry babe.)

On Sunday morning, we discovered that the Easter Bunny had paid a visit!

But first, swoon with me over how much these two love their baby brother. Awwwww.

The Easter Bunny did really well this year! Each boy got a book, a DVD, a special toy (a dragon for Jackson and a bubble gun for Andrew), a chocolate bunny, glow-in-the-dark stars, and confetti "fireworks". Ben got a book, some onesies, puffs and a new toy for his carseat. There were lots of oohs and ahhhs and declarations of "this was just what I wanted!"

With Justin still out of commission. my village helped me get all the boys dressed and out the door, relatively on time for church. An Easter miracle!
I'm so grateful for these three precious blessings! And especially grateful for their dad. Even with lots of help from my family, I was just missing my partner. We make a good team and I cannot fathom trying to do it without him!

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