Easter weekend was a blur, but it's pretty safe to say fun was had by all. We decided to drive to Franklin b/c we knew there would be plenty of activities to celebrate Eli's 1st acknowledgement of Easter. Last year, he was four days old, and we had just gotten home from the hospital the night before. The Easter bunny didn't even bring him a basket, thanks to a sleep-deprived and overwhelmed mama. This year, the bunny made up for his absence with an actual visit to the Gentry Farm and a hug for Easy E.
He was so excited with all the other kids running around and bright colored eggs that he forgot how to walk.
Not really...but he was very content with his first egg and was happy to hand the others he found to his friends nearby.
Don't look too closely at his basket below. I bought a rainbow colored one from Walmart for two dollars and hand-painted it with white acrylic paint. I was going to spray paint it, but time flew and it never happened, so his basket was a little pastel looking. I did sew him a makeshift liner to hide most of the basket. I'll have to do better next year.
Corinne's house for another hunt and cookout. Eli almost fell asleep in this swing. Can you see his glazed over look below? No smiles, no squeals, just that same open-mouthed stare the whole time.
Hey there--a distraction! Two daddys are calling our names...
I hope one day our babies will have pictures just like these with these same friends and their own kids, and we'll all be old still blonde grandmamas together.
While I have your riveted attention, could you say a few prayers for me? Remember Sara Walker and her colon cancer? The chemo and God are working hard and the cancer cells are reduced-- praise God. Her brother Michael and his wife Stephanie are here in Knoxville with us, and Stephanie just miscarried this week on Mother's Day weekend. Please pray for healing of hearts, and bodies, and comfort for them to know that God is good and in control of all things. He already knows His plans for them and their family, He knows their needs, and knows every tear they cry. I never feel like I say the right words for circumstances like these, but I do know that God can pray for me when I don't have the words.
Easter Day post and Mother's Day comin' next...