Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Full Easter Weekend

We have had a busy Easter Weekend around here.  And because today is a Tuesday, pretending to be a Monday, I am thoroughly confused.  

Our weekend started on Friday morning, celebrating Dave's birthday.  As is our tradition, the day is started with breakfast in bed and presents.  Followed by a day where the birthday person can relax and enjoy.  It is a chore free day for them.  We ended the day with homemade chili, bread, and coconut cream birthday pie.  All requested by the birthday boy himself.  

Here Dave is trying to "guess" the present by putting it on his head.  LOL  Not sure if worked or not.  He never tells me.  

Saturday was a little more low key, and the kids colored their eggs.  This appears to be a tradition that none of them seem to want to give up, no matter how grown up they are.

Easter Sunday, we had a leisurely morning at home, Daniel and Amanda did their Egg hunt.  Laura is too old for it now, but she had fun helping to hide all the eggs.  All three kids gorged themselves on chocolate at lunchtime, just before we all loaded up the van, went to Woodstock to pick up my mom and then on to Sarnia to get together with Dave's family for Easter and to celebrate Dave's & my Mom's (hers will be tomorrow) Birthday.  And to eat more chocolate and drink pop, and eat cake and more sugar and more sugar.

This is Dave's birthday cake.  From what I understand a lady in Dad's church, her daughter made it. (right???)  It appears to be a guitar shaped cake pan was used and she made it too look like a telescope and the night sky complete with a moon.  Beautifully done.  And the cake was quite tasty too.

Since we had all  five of the Jenkins siblings actually in the same house at the same time, and it has been awhile since they had a group shot and since the picture on mom's fridge of them is very very small, especially next to all the enormous pictures of the grandchildren.  We decided to line 'em up and take some pictures.

Here is Dave and Greg waiting for the sisters to show up.  Aren't they a cute pair.  Can you tell who is the serious Anglican priest?

Here they are, and nope, you cannot tell at all that they are brothers and sisters.  No way.

After some good shots, well........things went downhill after that.

Jersey Shore anyone?

Poor Mac, pouting in his cage.  It was dinner time and he had to be separated from the food.

My adorable youngest niece, ( I do have more adorable nieces,  two are out west, and the others are pretty much all grown up)  As you can tell poor Brianna developed a case of pink eye over the course of the afternoon/evening.  She was in good spirits overall, just the red puffy eye.  Still a cutie no matter what.

Dave, getting ready to open presents and more  importantly EAT CAKE!!!!

And of course Cindy remained on her perch the whole time expecting to be catered to  and loved by all who passed by.

 And yesterday, Monday, I have no pictures, we slept in, did laundry and caught up on things around the house and at work or school.  And those 3 dozen eggs that got colored on Saturday, I made them in to Devilled Eggs.  Yummmmm

I hope everybody had a fabulous weekend as well with friends family and laughter.  

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