Thursday, April 8, 2010

Our Happy Easter Weekend

It was a happy Easter here in the Sunny South, and a gorgeous weekend in many areas so I've heard.  The flowers were blooming and the skies were clear and blue.  Saturday night we had a pre-Easter/birthday combination dinner with DH's family.  In addition to Easter, we were celebrating my niece's and bil's birthdays.  We had grilled lamb, and a red velvet birthday cake for dessert.

The fastest hands!

 Happy Birthday!

Afterward we dyed Easter eggs.  That was the first in years for me.  It was fun, and they turned out pretty good, considering we had blue, green and 3 oranges to work with.  I don't know what happened to the red and yellow.

Ready, Set, Go

I think the Easter Bunny would be proud of these!

We started off Easter Sunday by attending the Easter service with Ashley and Kevin and the kids, followed by a pleasant lunch at El Paisano.  Then Ashley and I and the kids went to PetSmart to get hermit crabs, while the guys went home to check out the leaking refrigerator.

I got a short video of the crabs, named Hans (Scott's) and Cannonball (Michael's).  Hans is wearing the natural colored shell and Cannonball is yellow and black with a red stripe.

I suppose you're wondering why the boys were telling the crabs to say "crab cakes".  When I took pictures, instead of "say cheese" I was going to do "say crab flakes", like the crab food, but it sort of came out wrong - hmmm...what was I thinking?

Hans actually got out of the shallow dish three times, so we had to get a deeper container to prevent further escape.

"I've got a plan."

We hung out with them for the rest of the day, and had a wonderful beef stew for dinner. Ashley's Dad and Kevin's brother's family all joined us in the kitchen for dinner.  

Happy Easter everyone!


  1. Looks like we were both doing Easter/birthday combos. That video is neat. The yellow crab is more colourful than an Easter egg and the kidlets sound adorable.

  2. Thanks Hilary. It was a fun day, and it's all about friends and family isn't it?

  3. Someone painted their shells? How funny!

  4. Yeah, would you believe $2 more for the painted shell.

  5. I love the painted shells. Makes them more unique that way.

    Your 2 day Easter celebration sounds like a great timewith familyand friends. Now I want some beef stew.

  6. Hi Shelly,

    Thanks for dropping in. It was a great weekend. Family, friends, that what it's all about.

    Actually we chose the hermits by how active they were, and these were very energetic. They crawled for hours after we got them home. Not shy at all!


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