But first, I'm a bad blogger - because I seem to be terrible at getting pictures up anymore right after I've taken them. Or even within a couple of days. Nothing like posting pictures two weeks after I've taken them!
Yes, finally...here are some Easter pictures!
But why am I a bad mom? Well, I didn't make Easter very Easter-y for my kids at all this year! Maybe because it came so early, it just kind of sneaked up on me...I don't know.
What I do know, is we didn't color eggs...like I planned. We didn't decorate cookies...like I planned. And worst of all? We didn't even go to church on Easter Sunday...like we should have!
And as for church, I don't even have a wonderful reason. I was very tired, and I didn't feel that great. On the Friday before, we all went bike riding. Chip and CJ go a couple times a week. As for me, well, this was the first time I had been on a bike in a few years. Plus, I haven't done any form of exercise in several months. And we rode 10 miles. That is not a typo - 10 miles. And let me tell you, there were a few times I simply did not think I would make it.
Chip (pulling Ruthi) and CJ had long taken off and left me. I finally caught up (Chip had turned around to come find me) and made it to the halfway point. We rested and Ruthi played. Then we switched her over to my bike so that Chip and CJ could take the off-road trails on the way back. I didn't think pulling her would make that much difference. That thinking? Would be very wrong.
I actually got off the bike a couple of times and just walked next to it. Ruthi was cheering me on though, telling me I could do it! When it seemed I'd never make it back, Chip and I switched bikes and he pulled her back the rest of the way. Once I got on his bike, that last mile or so was pretty much a breeze.
But the damage had been done. My legs? Yeah, they were tired. But that wasn't the bad part. My bottom? Well, I'm quite sure it was VERY bruised from that seat! (And that's with a squishy gel seat!)
Friday night I still managed to get preparations for Easter (Saturday) dinner done and finish cleaning the house. Saturday I cooked and we enjoyed a wonderful Easter celebration with my parents. We celebrated on Saturday since Chip would be working on Sunday.
By Sunday morning though? I could barely move! The soreness had REALLY kicked in! So we did not make it to church. And the kids and I slept in until after 11:00!
So yes, I'm a bad mom. No dyed eggs or pretty cookies, and no church on Easter! (Which means no photos of kids in their nice Easter clothes either!) I hope I haven't scarred them for life! LOL!
So anyway, here are some pictures from Saturday. I also didn't manage to take very many pictures for some reason. And the attempts I made of getting more than 2 people in one shot? Not very successful!
Doesn't CJ look thrilled?
Hunting (plastic) Easter eggs.
Having fun with Poppy - Ruthi LOVES to be tickled and was getting a good tickling. She wasn't interested in stopping to smile for the camera!
Ruthi loves her Nana!
I have a cousin who lives in Ohio who happened to be in town Easter weekend. He called Sunday afternoon to see if he and his family could stop by. By the afternoon, I was moving around a little better, so of course I said come over. The kids had a blast playing together. I took pictures, but since this post is already so long, I will put those in another post. I will do my best to get them up within a day or two. Really, I will!