Grandpa and Grandma H brought sidewalk chalk last time they visited, and there have been many fine days recently that it has been taken outside for use!
We didn’t get a family picture on Easter Sunday (can anyone say #clergyfamilyproblems?), but I did get a picture of John after he amazingly slept through most of the Vigil and left me to weep to my heart’s content at the astonishing beauty that is the miracle of the Resurrection…
So excited about these frames I found on clearance at Aldi! We needed one for John’s footprint, and I took Maria’s out of the frame it had been in so they could match and be hung (and clutter the dresser a little less). Likewise reducing clutter is the candle shelf and rosary holder that I finally hung (after we got it at the thrift store a year ago – I added the nails for hanging rosaries).
And Maria emptied the contents of half the red food coloring bottle on herself. The lighting isn’t helpful here; it really looked like she had blood smeared on her hands and mouth, and it was darker all the way down the front of her dress and on the step stool and the cupboards. I set her in the tub and she gladly scrubbed her dress until not a bit of red remained (it took a while!)
And we had such a wonderful visit with everyone! Lots of talking and passing around the baby and eating and playing and watching Karol find all the climbable structures in the house and such. It was so lovely to see/hear the little girls all playing together.
Happy Easter, everybody! Don’t wear yourselves out celebrating – we’ve got to keep up the feasting for another 44 days or so!