Sunday, April 08, 2007

Eggceptional Easter

I learned a long time ago that trying to predict the weather in Texas is a futile exercise. Even the professionally trained meteorologists frequently get the forecast wrong, so I don’t know why I was a little surprised to see SNOW on Saturday! I’ve always heard the saying that April showers bring May flowers, but I missed the one about April snow flurries somewhere along the way. I can’t really complain though, the snow was beautiful. I wish I could have taken a good picture of it. Here is a picture of Desheng Darling trying to catch snowflakes in her butterfly net. You just never know how handy those nets can be. (Ha!)
After catching snowflakes DD spent some time beating Daddy Darling in a strategic game of Candy Land. It must have been the dress-up clothes that gave her good luck.
I bought DD’s Easter dress several weeks ago when the weather was much warmer…strange, but true. It was so pretty…white eyelet fabric with pink roses, big bow in the back and spaghetti straps, just perfect for little sandals.
Who knew it would be in the 30’s on Easter morning? Needless to say…the white tights and winter coat did very little to showcase the dress. Oh well, she didn’t really care, so I’m not sure why it bothered me. She was cute anyway!
After church Sister Darling joined us for lunch. DD made a special effort to hold Sister D’s hand as much as possible. DD told her how much she missed her and that she didn’t ever want to be separated from her. It was so sweet.
Brother Darling enjoyed coloring Easter Eggs with DD. I guess you never get too old to enjoy this. And besides, he’s the most creative one in the family.
While the eggs were being hidden in the backyard, Desheng Darling played with bubbles in the front yard. As usual, it’s hard to tell who was having the most fun!
DD had a great time hunting for eggs. I hope she found them all. We forgot to count them before hiding them, so if we encounter a strange odor around the patio next week, it could mean she missed a few.
It was day filled with Faith, Family and Fun!

We really missed you Nanny, Aunt Sherry, Uncle Al, Aunt Muh, Uncle Buck and your good cooking! Maybe things will work out better next year. DD is planning a foot race with Nanny, so get ready!


Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing what a great thing family love is. I think it was wonderful that your family got an opportunity to spend a special day together, even though we did miss all the fun. DD looked like an angel in her white dress. Love you all. Aunt Muh

Panda-Mom said...

I just loved ALL of these pics! So fun to see the entire family doing all of this together. Ya know, on the package that the butterfly came in, they will have to start printing "for snowflake catching" as well!

Mommy Spice said...

You know, we dyed eggs too, and I forgot to add them to my post.

I know what you mean about the Easter dress. I contemplated not putting S.G. in it, but we did the tights and coat too, and it worked fine. She didn't get to show off her pink toenails though.

My snow pics didn't turn out either. I hope my video camera shows it better.

D.D. looked precious in her dress, and it looks like she had a great time with her family.

Laura O said...

Oh my gosh, I love dying Easter eggs. I miss that! Well I have to say DD is growing like a BEAN, and getting more and more B-E-A-utiful everyday! I'm so glad you take pictures--I love them! Oh and by the way tell JP his hair is AWESOME!! Ok send my love to all!

#1 favorite niece & cousin,

Laura O