Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter 2016

What a fun day even if it rained all day and even hailed.  We hardly noticed.

Mike and I went over to see what the Easter Bunny left.  Graysen had been a little worried about a bunny coming to her house - espcially if he looked like the bunny balloon she had picked out last week.

She said it would be okay for a teeny, tiny, very small bunny to come and bring her chocolate.  So he

Trying to spot him hopping away.

What are THOSE?

And the bunny trail continues down the stairs and into the living room.

Too many jelly beans to count.

No one will ever like wearing bunny ears, but it doesn't keep us from trying.

Well, maybe some people do.

Some babies aren't old enough for candy yet so have to settle for stickers.

Graysen kept a pretty good eye on her to make sure she didn't take any jelly beans.

They do look awfully good though.

Graysen is seeing if Aunt Debby's jewel box will work for candy.

We went back home, and I made banana pudding for the lunch today in Bellevue.  We were so honored to be invited to the annual Easter feast at the Ross's this year.  We've heard about it and seen pictures and been so envious, so this year was our year.

Rosanne and Lou have a beautiful home and open it to their friends and make us feel like a part of their family.  I don't think I got a picture of everyone, but there were 11 adults and 4 children there.

Sweet Baby Bransen seems shocked at the conversation his mom, Erin, and Emily are having.  He's just turned 3 months old and doesn't miss a thing.

Four Easter baskets for the 4 little ones.

Camden brought Graysen a book to look at.

Pugs hoping for a treat - either Cyclone or Griffy - I haven't learned to tell them apart yet.

Star of the show - Pizza Rustica!  I'm not sure if I have the story straight, but it seems this was a special dish made by Lou's grandmother, but she never shared the recipe.  Her descendants have worked on it through the years, and as far as I'm concerned, they can stop experimenting.  It's perfect!

Ro went out of her comfort zone and made shrimp and grits.  I can't say I've ever tasted any better.  So yummy.  There was a sauce of mushrooms, garlic, butter, cream and maybe another ingredient or two.

In the background was a huge platter of waffles and another platter of lamb with mint jelly.  I don't think I've ever tried lamb, but I see what I've been missing.  Delicious.

 The waffles were a big hit with Camden and Graysen, and no one counted how many pieces they had.

I made deviled eggs and banana pudding but didn't get a picture of the pudding.

This was my plate, and I had no trouble cleaning it.

Right as we were finishing lunch, there was a big rain storm and hail.   This gave me a chance to photograph Ro and Lou's beautiful back yard.

Because of the weather, Taylor had hidden 10 Easter eggs in the living room for Graysen and Camden who loved the low-key hunt.  I didn't get a good view, but it sounded like a good time.

 Taylor had more treats to offer.

 Katherine might not get to have candy, but she managed to have a great time playing with baskets and plastic eggs.  Next year, she and Bransen will be running around with the big kids.

It was a beautiful day despite the rain, and we appreciate again Ro and Lou opening their home to make such a memorable Easter Day.

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