Monday, April 13

Easter Dinner at Mom's

Today, Easter Monday, we were all invited to dinner at Mom's. She had it today because most everyone had other plans for over the weekend.

It was a small gathering this year. Michelle is still recuperating from her surgery and Barry had to work, so I took Brandon and Jordan. Jack and Melissa was there with Griffyn and Tarryn and my brother was there, and of course, Mom. So there were nine of us.

Griffyn was feeling a little lovey and so Great Aunt Mary gave him a hug. Did you know that hugs are good for a touch of the blues or when someone is feeling down. Hugs cure anything when you are 22 months old.

It wasn't long until Griffyn was playing with the reindeer and snowmen on the sleigh. Mom leaves this up for him all year round, as he absolutely loves it. It sings Sleigh Ride.
Tarryn is very photogenic. I love those blue eyes. Jack closed his when I took the picture. Party Pooper!

Brandon was also being a Party Pooper. I wanted a photo of him with his new shirt that he got for Easter. He was being silly. That kid needs a haircut AGAIN. We just got it cut last month.

Jordan was more cooperative and sat nicely while I got a photo of him in his shirt that he got for Easter.
Isn't Tarryn adorable. I was blessed with the nicest kisses I've had in a long time. Baby kisses make my heart sing.
Mom's Easter village. It has a little house, a picket fence and all kinds of Easter critters.

The Mr. & Mrs. Bunny was a gift from me last Easter. I love all the bunnies on this shelf.

The other end of the shelf. Such pretty Easter decorations. Mom loves rabbits and has lots of them.
The satin eggs hanging from the chandelier are ones that Mom has made by hand. She's added beads and ribbons and they look lovely hanging here.

The dinner was delicious, as always. Everyone was stuffed. We had ham, potatoes, gravy, all types of veggies and all the kids ate without a problem. An enjoyable day. No crying or whining from the kids. Brandon cleared the table after dinner and Jordan wiped the dishes. I was very proud of the boys. They played with Griffyn and kept him busy building with Le*go.

Around 6pm, I brought hubby a plate of food and then the boys and I went to the video store to rent a couple of movies. I took them back to their parents and then came home and watched, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. But that is story for another day.

I hope that each of you enjoyed your Easter weekend. ~Blessings, Mary~


  1. Looks like all of you had a wonderful time. Tarryn is adorable. I think hugs and kisses are wonderful at any age.

  2. Sounds like a great day, enjoyed the pictures.

  3. What a wonderful family gathering. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Sounds like you all had lots of fun Mary, as for us I made hot cross buns from scratch, I love making bread. And haircuts, yes my oldest son is exactly the same.

  5. Although it was a bit windy, we had some good weather, especially on Monday. Glad it was a good weekend for you, baby kisses and all.

  6. Mary,

    Looks like you all had a great time - so did we. The weather was nice for a change and the kids got to do all that they wanted.

    And little blue eyes are adorable!

  7. What a nice day. It's a blessing to be able to spend time with family!

  8. What a super Easter Monday you had. The food, the family, the decorations....and the most important....the LOVE.

    [Mary, you look terrific in the photo!]

  9. I love seeing what you did for Easter...Sounded like a good fun day... that little Tarryn is sooooo cute.. as much as I love baby kisses... those soft warm arms around my neck getting a hug are the best...

    We just went to church on Easter and took it easy in the afternoon then back that night...

    On Monday after Easter, I took mama back to the doctor. She was in the hospital on Friday with another mini stroke, they didn't keep her over night so we had to see the family doctor on Monday. She has another appointment with a specialist on Thursday...

  10. We had a great Easter week-end, well except for the weather. It improved yesterday (Monday), but is supposed to go downhill again tomorrow.

    There's nothing in the world like baby and toddler kisses and hugs. Mends a world of hurt!

  11. I'm already looking forward to your movie story. I hope you had fun yesterday. I did get a chuck out of your "party pooper" phrase. :)

  12. Oh my, what a darling Taryn is...look at those blue eyes of his! I agree with you, a child's kisses and hugs are the very best there is:-) I'm so glad you were able to get together with some of the family to have dinner at your mom's. I just love all her Easter decorations, those bunnies are all so adorable. My mom never decorates for Easter but I tend to make up for it! lol Loved seeing all the pictures, dear Mary, and you look wonderful:-) xoxo

  13. How wonderful that you had such a gran time at your Mothers. Looks as if all had a good time. Love those blue eyes of Tarryn. Thanks for sharing your day.
    Also thanks for telling about Vimy Ridge. Peace

  14. That sure looks like every one had a great time, and wow is Griffyn getting BIG!!Mary is that table cloth hand made? It reminds me of my moms old one that was tatted, (I think).

  15. You have a lovely family. We don't do nothing on Monday the day after Easter.
    This year our Easter dinner only 13 was their.

    Coffee is on.

  16. Very special time in the Lord and together with your precious family.

    I received your comment Mary and I will definitely visit your Treasures to Me blog also. Thanks so much for sharing yourself with us.

    God bless you.

  17. What a lovely day you all had. I enjoyed seeing the pictures of your family and of your Mother's lovely decorations.

  18. Sounds like a wonderful time!!!

    Hope all is well with you.

    Lots of love