Tuesday, April 26, 2011

First Easter

Sunday was Ellen and Cole's first Easter, and it was wonderful.

Saturday afternoon we went to a church-wide Easter egg hunt and had a great time. Obviously the twins didn't hunt eggs, but it was nice to spend time outside on such a beautiful day. We tried to get a cousin picture, and this is how it turned out:

Cousin Martha Ann (who is 11 days older than the twins) thought she needed to taste the grass.

And then she needed to taste the Easter egg. :)

As you can see, trying to take a picture of a three-year-old and three 9-month-olds is quite interesting.

After the hunt, we went to dinner, and the twins were fabulous. Ellen sat in a chair in her bumbo and looked like such a big girl! Cole got to sit on top of the table in his bumbo.

We went to brunch at Cole's parents' house Sunday morning and tried again to get a cousin picture. And this is how that turned out:

Martha Ann: "It's okay Cole. It'll be over soon."

Ellen: "Can I try on your bonnet, Martha Ann?"

Obviously it's pretty hard to get so many little ones to face the camera and not look upset, confused, or generally uninterested. But we got some pretty funny ones.

We even remembered to get a family shot (which I usually forget about).

Before we left for church Sunday night, we gave Ellen and Cole their Easter baskets. They were not interested at all in posing for the camera but seemed fairly interested in the contents of their baskets.

Their Easter baskets had new sippy cups, a few books, a sleeper, and a nice outfit (Cole's is a bubble outfit with dump trucks smocked on it, and Ellen's is a pink and white gingham smocked dress). New Baby has a blue basket as well, but we have to wait until next year to break that out.

The babies were very well behaved all weekend (even though it looks like Cole cried the whole time!); it was nice spending time with family; and church was great Sunday night. It was a pretty perfect weekend.


Anonymous Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

loving the pics of all the greshams!

Mary Alice Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Precious, Precious, Precious!! Love all the pics!! Looking through the pics poor little Cole was so upset, he looks just like you Anna!! I love you and I love those babies!

Holly G Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What amazing photos! Looks like your babes' first Easter was positively beautiful. :)