Isn't this sunshine wonderful!? I'm loving every second of this warm weather. ; )
I couldn't have mixed two more opposite things into our Easter weekend, but I had to take advantage of spending time with my mom and one of her close friends.
Kelley, my mom and I put together Reese's spring flowers for her marker and also shopped for Colson's bedding last Friday. The theme of the day was "no stress," and there wasn't any. ; ) Honoring Reese's life and death and celebrating Colson's life. How appropriate since Easter is about celebrating Jesus's death and His resurrection. Making all things new.
I'll post Reese's spring flowers soon. ; ) They're pink and beautiful!
These are the fabric samples for Colson's bedding. We are using the same skirt from Zach's crib (but not his bumpers because he still sleeps in his crib and cuddles with them). We are also using the soft yellow material we ordered for Reese's bedding as the inside of his bumpers. I found the striped material at a local interior fabric store and love it! So...we'll see how it all comes together. Can't wait!
I also wanted a tiny bit of animal print in Colson's room, so we are having a pillow made in leopard print for his chair. ; )
Three Easter egg hunts and many chocolate/candy highs later (for Zach not me), we don't know who our son has turned into. He was a wild man.
Friday night ~
Gran, Jason, me, Bunny, Pappy and G-Daddy
Zach is front and center planning his route
A LR church did a helicopter drop of 7,000 Easter eggs! They landed on the football field of Jason's and my high school alma mater.
I told Jason, "How strange is it that we are standing on this same football field with our son twelve years later?" Jason was the quarterback of our HS team, and I was a cheerleader (although I cheered my heart out for him I had no idea what was going on in the game!). Fun times. Just took me back to those days for a brief second before the helicopter excitement began.
Getting ready for the egg drop
Zach loved every second. He is still talking about how the helicopter "drop eggs."
Some of his Easter "loot"
Jason, Cam (G-Dad), Z and Allen (Pappy)
Pappy, Z and Bunny...off to another egg hunt Saturday morning. This hunt was at Jenny and Todd's church. Todd is the children's minister and did a fabulous job!
Jenny & I with our boys Benjamin & Zach
I also met a "blog friend" Katie. She is such a sweetheart.
Z & Benjamin on the hunt
Zach and Reese's Easter buckets
My parents' bucket for Z is the sports one with Donald duck...he's quite the hit at our house now. ; )
Before the Easter service ~
This is such a sweet picture of my parents with Zach (he can be so serious sometimes).
My men in their spring colors and me in black (it's the best I could do with this belly)
I love my Dad's lush gardens in the background.
Easter service at church...Zach looks a little scared standing there between us. ; )
Me & my love
A big crew from Jason's family ~
Gran, G-Daddy, Andy, me, Jason, Zach, Tracy, Lyndsey, Papa & Gigi
One more hunt Sunday at two of Zach's great-grandparents' house (he is so blessed to have four great-grandparents living)
"I do it!"
Zach is really getting into saying, "Cheese!"
Z with Gran & G-Dad
Z with Papa & Gigi
Z's basket from Gran and G-Dad...he sure knows how to shake those eggs to see if they have candy in them. ; )
Colson's Easter basket from Gran and G-Dad
I love seeing his name!
This precious lamb is from my mom. She said, "I saw it in the store then thought about it all night long, so I knew Colson had to have it!"
Last spring I was dreaming of Zach and Reese's coordinating Easter outfits. Now I'm thinking of my two little men and how cute they will be next Easter. Thank you for thinking of us and praying us through another "big" holiday without our daughter.
I pray this Easter you were filled with the hope and joy only Christ can give.
He is risen!
Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him...
1 Peter 1:8