We had rain almost every day.
We didn't care.
Larry and I have spent the first three days back to the normal work-school routine missing our girl, for sure.
We had a huge Easter Egg Hunt with all of our Old Orchard families the day before Easter - about 90 people there, in all!
We had a little breakfast with Old State Line to re-fuel before heading off to celebrate Addy's fourth birthday!
Look at all that cuteness!
Aunt Kay sent a special delivery in the mail, and Ella read it cover to cover.
We did a special Easter manicure.
Ella rocked out her Grandma-made Easter dress. Christ rose from the dead and she apparently was feeling a little sassy about that.
We went to my brother Greg's house after Ah-men where he did not disappoint with his masterful Easter Egg Hunt.
It felt soooooo good to do this. We spent extra time cuddling and 'resting' (translation: I rested, she did not) with our relaxed schedule.
She fell asleep HARD every night.
Our awesome zoo just unveiled the new and improved aquarium. Woah! We ventured out on a cold, rainy day with Piper, Oliver and their grown ups. No crowds!
|We had to hit the Parakeet Retreat before leaving, so yeah, this was me.|
|The rain stopped that evening, sun came out briefly then the tornado sirens screeched. Spring is here!|
In an effort to squeeze in a last bit of stay-cation fun, Ella and I hit the Art-o-matic event downtown Saturday evening where Larry was playing with the band.
And last but not least, was our book signing bash for our church friend, Olga. It was a packed house complete with Cuban music (compliments of Larry and Spencer).
Our girl...trooper...best third-wheel ever. It may not have been the beach in sunny Florida but dang if we didn't try to make it a good time. She was happy to go back to school and see her cool classmates and teacher. She also knows we are on the homestretch now - counting the weeks for summer break!