Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hoppy Easter!!!

We had a great Easter! Anja woke up earlier than usual, but we managed to make it to mass fifteen minutes ahead of time. Not bad! We all looked okay, and my parents sat with us, then my sister's family came down from where they'd been sitting in the choir loft and sort of sat with us too. Greta slept the whole time, which was perfect because I knew when she woke up she would be a hungry hippo. And she was!!! But luckily, she didn't wake up until we were leaving afterward. The St. Boniface 9:30 Easter mass is my absolute favorite mass of the year. It's better than Christmas. It's soooooooo wonderful, with all the flowers and the trumpets, and today since it was such a sunny Easter Sunday, it was even better. It really felt like Easter!! And did I mention how lovely our little girlies looked???

It's funny, I'm realizing how different it is to have two children compared to one. It's not so much that you forget to do stuff, but there just literally isn't time. Greta never got a bath because I never got a free minute to give her one. We worked all day on Saturday baking and and cleaning (with the exception of a family walk across the bridge,) and I never found the time to bathe Greta, or to clip and clean Anja's fingernails. It's been such an unexpected change, this having no time! And it can really end up being kind of embarrassing sometimes... like this morning when I kept not having time to put on a slip, so now half the parish knows that I wore Christmas underwear on Easter. Oops!

After church we went up to my parents' house for brunch. Except it wasn't so much brunch as it was dinner at 2:00 in the afternoon. (Much better--I think breakfast food is gross.) We had turkey and green beans and mashed potatoes... YUUUUM YUM!! I made a loaf of blueberry bread, which is the same as the strawberry bread I made last week, just with blueberries. I was happy because they were blueberries I had in my freezer from last summer's Farmers Markets, so it was good to get to use them. It was the last of my frozen Farmers Market fruit.... but in less than a month, we'll start that all over again! This year I'm going to be better about freezing stuff for the winter months.

Aaaanyway.... it was fun, except for the part where PeterXavier choked on the egg yolk, and after an afternoon up there we came back to our house for the Schap side get-together. I'd made a gorgeous loaf of Challah bread, a green bean casserole (that I put in the oven and promptly forgot about, so it came out a little dark... but it didn't end up mattering because then I put it on the counter to cool and forgot about it again until everyone was finished eating,) and "oven fries" which I guess is what my sister calls the potato wedges baked in olive oil with seasoning (which I learned from Joannie!) It was a good time. Now I feel a little over-sugared and I am beginning to have my doubts about losing any baby fat so long as we have the bowl of Easter candy sitting there in the dining room and all those soft drinks in the fridge... but whatever. I love Easter and I love candy.

It's been so long since I've posted that I have some very outdated pictures that I'd intended to put on here in a timely fashion. Like this one of my gorgeous goddaughter and neice, Bella, on her FIRST birthday! She's in the sink after making a wonderful mess of her birthday cupcakes.

Don't expect to hear from me, unless I get a lucky free moment this week!! I'm not getting my hopes up. Happy Easter!
Okay, I hate it when I post the wrong picture and then can't get it to delete. Ugh.


Anna May said...

Neat pictures. Thanks for taking the time to post.

Anne said...

I love, love, love that first family picture of you guys! You look great. What a beautiful family you have!

Sarah said...

That is a great family picture!! Your girlies are so cute. And that pic of Bella is great! I am glad you finally posted it.

Anne said...

Oh and I also LOVE Easter mass at St. B. The music! The trumpets! The flowers! I heard some decent music for Easter mass this year, but really missed all those flowers.

laurasuz said...

Cute pictures! Your girls are adorable.

Anonymous said...

I wish it was warm enough here to not have to wear coats on Easter!

Jill said...

Happy Easter!!

Annie said...

Yay! I like my girlies too. :)

Teresa, I'm happy you're still reading my blog!! I saw your comment about the family bed and the bottles but I figured it was too late to respond and that you wouldn't see any comment back that I made. Sounds like we've been in the same boat sleep-wise! I can't wait until I catch up with you though! Enjoy the short time you have left of it! :)