Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter 2011

For Easter this weekend, we took a quick trip out to West Texas / New Mexico.  We packed up the car on Thursday night and headed out.  The kids fell asleep pretty quickly, while Bryan and I took turns driving.  I haven't driven much in a long time, but got it all in on the trip out there.  Right outside of San Antonio we started seeing lightening. After bringing up the radar and seeing a huge red blob in front of us, we pulled over at a rest stop and waited it out for about an hour.  We then continued on to Midland, arriving around 6am.  Bryan and Landon went and got in bed and slept a couple more hours, while Kenzie and I visited with Grandpa and GJ.  Kenzie wasn't too sure about Daisy (jack russell) and then proceeded to SCREAM when Daisy licked her toes.  Landon and Bryan eventually woke up; Landon played in the yard with Daisy until they were both exhausted.  Then it was back in the car for a short trip to Dimmit for some Muleshoe baseball.

The Dimmit field is out in the open...with a huge mound of dirt behind the bleachers.  The kids had a grand time climbing the "mountain" and sliding down it.  The girls had put on sunscreen so every time they came back to the bleachers, they were covered in mud.  We had a fun time trying to catch everything when it would blow over.  Alex was able to catch my route 44 tea before it almost spilled all over another lady.  Kenzie wasn't too sure about the wind, but finally got down and played.

After baseball, we drove back to Muleshoe for Leal's.  Then back on to Portales.
Saturday morning, we got up and headed to Clovis to shop with Jana and family.  We stopped by the bakery (this is the fifth time I've tried to go to the bakery and it's been closed!  So sad.)  Bryan found some baby chicks at Tractor Supply - he got 10 of them.  Bubby's going to get a rooster or two and raise them with the turkeys.

After getting back from shopping, we went over to spend some time at Granny Foster's.  Kenzie was a little better with Shiloh -and really wanted to pet her. Landon had fun with all the old toys. 

After that, it was time for Kallie's birthday party.  They grilled out at Mom's house.  Delicious meal with fresh avocados and tomatoes...and a very purple, very sprinkled birthday cake.  House full of family, everyone having fun, talking over each other.

Sunday, we all put on our purple and headed to church.  Landon went with mom since we usually run late.  After church, we went over to Nana's for lunch and egg hunting.  Lunch was Delicious.  We had ham, turkey, dressing and gravy, green beans, salad, orange salad, New Potatoes, and rolls.  Cream puffs and Easter cookies for dessert!  After lunch, the adults hid eggs. Kenzie got to go out first.  She was delighted to find three eggs and stopped to play in the grass.  Next out was Luke and he took off on a run.  Then Landon headed out, next the little girls, finally the boys. 
The big hit for the last few years has been confetti eggs.  Luckily this year Walmart carried them and everyone got a couple dozen.   No one escapes the confetti!   After the kids get tired of chasing each other down to break eggs on their heads, they head to the grownups to smash a few.  Our little cousin Luke didn't really care about the difference of a confetti egg or a real hard boiled egg, so you had to watch out when he tried to smash one on you.
The boys played catch in the back by the barn, then a little bit of soccer while we sat inside and visited some more.  The trip always goes by way too quickly. As everyone headed out to church for the evening, we packed up at mom's and headed home.  I hate leaving, especially after Landon has such a good time with his cousins. 

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