Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Sunday....

is done. And it was a great day. We went to church as a family and it was nice. Hannah sang with the Children's Choir and she was HILARIOUS...she was enunciating the words SO well that we could see her clear up in the balcony!

MacDonald Family, Easter 2008

Scotty...well, he is in a class by himself at all times! My neighbor Shawn gave us a 3 piece suit for him. One of the blessings of having a neighbor with 2 sons, one of whom is a year older than Scotty. We get lots of GREAT clothing for him. This suit was NO exception. Grandma Linda had sent a great shirt with sweater vest and matching tie, and we tried to talk Scotty into wearing that part of it instead of the vest with the suit, but he insisted on the complete outfit. Luckily he wanted to wear the tie that Grandma sent (he wore it the day he got it, with his t-shirt!!!)

After I dressed him (and we dressed him just like daddy, white underpants and t-shirt, white button shirt (dad's was blue), suit pants, vest (no vest for dad) tie and jacket.), he said to me, "mommy, I yook yike dose guys on the TB...the news guys!" (that would be: I look like those guys on the TV). And he surely did! I did a mini photo shoot before heading out to church and here's what I got:

I'm ready for my closeup
Strike a pose!

How's THIS? I'm awesome!Looking like the cat that ate the canary!

We came home, changed into our everyday duds, and got busy. We all had lunch and then I went out with my neighbors Shawn and Lori, and we put out a TON of eggs. All over the neighborhood. And then we gathered all the kids (7 between the 3 families!) and set them free to hunt. All kids ended up with FULL buckets. And it was nice, since we all put different things in our eggs, so we got a good variety of things! I let the kids stay out to play, and I headed in to make Easter dinner. Threw the ham in the oven, then realized that I didn't have any way to actually COOK all the stuff I wanted, since I needed at least TWO ovens! Shawn to the rescue! She let me make my macaroni and cheese, and pineapple stuffing in her oven. I'm so blessed to have good neighbors! (on a side note: Lori and her family will be moving away in June...we are ALL sad!)

The kids played outside until about 4:30 and then I called them in so that we could get cleaned up for our company. Our friend Shannon came over with her 3 girls (6, 3 and 11 months). Shannon's hubby is deployed right now, though he's coming back soon (and another side note: Shannon's leaving us in July...we are SAD for that too!). She brought a yummy salad and dessert. Her timing was impeccable, since every thing was just coming out of the oven. We sat almost immediately to eat. And it was GOOD. I tell ya, I'm not half bad to have around when it comes to cooking (of course, it doesn't hurt to have a few good recipes like mac and cheese and pineapple stuffing, both from Scott's mom). We ate, kids played, then they left, I finished cleaning the kitchen ('cept for the big stuff that needs hand washed, I'm doing that tomorrow a.m.) and now I'm blogging.

I hope that everyone else had a wonderful day....

He is Risen!
He is Risen, Indeed!!!

8 comments:

armytbonegirl said...

Happy Easter to you and your family! He is Risen indeed!! I can't believe how big your kids are getting. Scotty looks so handsome in his suit. He's a ham just like Robbie is.

Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...

Happy Easter! I love finding people who know to say He is Risen Indeed after hearing, He is Risen. I tested this on a many church members this morning and they just don't know it!

Kim said...

Hi Linda,
Sounds like you all had a wonderful Easter. We did as well. That is so funny that you should say Scotty wore his tie with his t-shirt. I thought my Matthew was the only kid who did that. This past Christmas he kept wearing a Christmas tie with his t-shirt. At first, I was embarrassed. But then, i just enjoyed how cute it was. They're only little once! :)

Heidi said...

The photos are wonderful! You all look so good... and Scotty is so cute!!!

He is risen indeed!!!

Sue said...

OMG -- much too adorable Lin......hope you get some much needed rest :) -- both kids (and the 'rents) are beautiful. XXXOOO

Suzanne said...

Sounds like a full, fulfilling Easter. I agree, you all look fabulous! So...what is your secret? My kids detest ties. They just won't wear them. They usually have them on for the first 5 minutes of church (that is, if they still have them on when we get out of the van), but most of the time their ties end up in my bag. That and they hate having their shirts tucked in.

De'Etta said...

Ah - Linda - Scottie's going to be a real heart breaker in a few years - well decade or two.LOL I love the family photo!

Jolene said...

What an adorable little poser!