Sunday, April 12, 2015

The personification of JOY!

 On Saturday the kids arrived to dye Easter eggs and make a bunny cake.  The cake was so funny with a lopsided ear and frosting that stuck to the cake.   BUT, we got it done.  Of course, the conversation was about how the Easter Bunny carries all the eggs to hide along with various other topics that made me bite the inside of my mouth to keep from laughing.  Like, "What happens if the Bunny sees Velcro the cat?" 
 It was chilly Easter morning as they arrived about 10AM.  Matilda had on her pink furry coat.
 But Sebastian had eggs on his mind and being the person who found the most!  It was a race.
 Dad was trying to film it from one side.  I was trying to stay out of the way, but to get a few shots for posterity.
 After they thought they had found all the eggs, it was determined they had more to find.  Matilda had the most, of course!
 This photo was taken the instant Matilda found her Easter basket.  Joy and surprise should be the title of this!
 Then there was a little dance as Sebastian found his basket as well.  Don't you love all the petals from the jacaranda tree for them to dance on? And their exhuberance?
     Wow, were these kids happy with their baskets that had bubbles and some candy in them.
I don't know if they were more excited about that or when they found coins inside the plastic eggs.  Above is Sebastian trying to barter with his sister for something different!  Interestingly, instead of eating candy, the kids peeled the hard boiled eggs and ate those............What a fun, fun time~. 

11 comments:

Rick said...

I think you need to pinch yourself to make sure you are not dreaming.
Living in paradise with a couple of angels frolicking in a garden filled with jacaranda blossoms can't be real.

Cheryl said...

Lovely post Barb! You are so fortunate to have 2 of your grandbabies there.

gringosuelto said...

Awww.... your grandchildren are *so* adorable. I'm glad y'all had a great Easter.

Saludos,

Kim G
Boston, MA
Where it has finally warmed up! We drove around with the top down in the car today. Woo hoo!!!!

Babs said...

Rick, isn't it the truth! I look at that photo of Matilda, so joyful dancing on top of the jacaranda blossoms and think it looks like a scene from a movie!

I am so blessed......

Babs said...

Cheryl - If ten years ago someone would have told me my son AND his two children would be living here I would never have believed it!

What joy!

Babs said...

Kim, I'm thrilled that the warm weather has finally arrived there. It makes life so much more tolerable.
We are having the weirdest spring which has followed the coldest winter I remember, ever in SMA. The weirdness of spring here this year is all the rain we've had. The flowers and trees, nor I are complaining. Life is good. And yes, the kids ARE adorable.

Steve Cotton said...

You man you didn't emulate my mother by cooking rabbit for Easter dinner? I think I was 10 at the time. We knew how to keep that rascally rabbit in his place.

Babs said...

I LOVE rabbit, but NOT for Easter!
That brings to me the memory of being at a farm in Illinois and seeing the woman ring the chicken's necks. Then when there was fried chicken for dinner, this city girl from Chicago couldn't eat. Don't think I ate chicken for years after that........

Retired Teacher said...

Looks like you had a perfect Easter, and your sweet grandchildren had a wonderful time!

Marc Olson said...

Sounds like a fun-filled old-fashioned family Easter to me. It's been a very long time since I did anything like that. It's wonderful that you can get together with your grandchildren like this.

Babs said...

Bill and Marc - I'm still astonished that I have small grandchildren and have the opportunity to spend time with them. It is a true joy for all of us.