Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Easter weekend at Grandmothers!

Their was no school on Friday, so we loaded up the family and headed over to spend Easter weekend with Grandmother, Uncle Andy and Aunt Marilyn in MacClenny!

When we arrived, the boys needed to let off some energy from our 4 hour road trip. What better way than to start off a weekend with a good old fashioned game of Hide-n-seek in Grandmothers huge backyard...Do you see Todd hiding in the tree? I nearly died when I finally spotted him. There he was, just standing up in the middle of a tree!
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After a homemade spaghetti meal and a good nights rest, we ventured out to the Jacksonville Zoo bright and early Saturday morning! (It happened to be the annual Easter egg hunt at the zoo that day...we thought it was going to be super crowded, but it ended up working out in our favor, because while 90% of the people were at the hunt, we were enjoying the animals, virtually crowd free!) Todd had the great idea to head straight the giraffe exhibit, where you get to feed them...The boys absolutely loved this. We were not even a foot away from the giraffes. Brody fed them numerous lettuce leaves, Wade wanted to so badly but could not muster up the courage to actually do it and Jack stayed in the background with Daddy.
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This is what I dealt with pretty much the entire time we were there..."Mommy, up!" and "Jack not sit, Jack walk!" Little man is relentless!!
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We had an absolute ball exploring the park and learning about all of the animals!
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Later that evening, we colored Easter eggs...
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Wade absolutely loved this activity...sweet boy!
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And helped Andy in his garden. Somewhere in between coloring eggs, making dinner and playing outside, Wade fell really hard and scraped his entire knee up. He was in such pain...broke my heart, so if you see a few pics where he is sad, it's because of his knee :( (This is the type of scrape that will leave a you will always look back on and tell the story of how you fell at Grandmother's). GrandDad would have been so proud of their garden skills!
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Easter morning, the boys were so excited to see what the Easter bunny left them and for the Easter egg hunt! (Buckley and Miller enjoyed a little egg hunt of their own...I think they managed to eat 4 of the real eggs before Todd was able to bring them inside. Buckley even smuggled one inside with him, in his mouth!)
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Power to my peeps!! :)
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We were even able to visit GrandDad's grave and leave a beautiful Easter lily for him. Brody kissed his grave site twice as we were leaving, unprompted. Talk about touching his Daddy's heart...
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Thank you Grandmother, Uncle Andy and Aunt Marilyn for spoiling us all weekend long and helping us to create memories we will never forget!!