What a weekend! Sure, our previous girls weekends may have included events like day-tripping to Fredericksburg for wine-tasting, dressing up to attend musicals, and elaborate meals - but this one included our children! For the first time ever, we all three came together with kids in tow (including two in the womb) which tripled our girls weekend attendance. We day-tripped in Jessi's subdivision for an Easter Egg Hunt, dressed up our kids to attend church, and finished our children's plates. It was wonderful.
Easter Egg Hunt day dawned cloudy, with slight winds - perfect for an outside excursion. Our littles were outfitted with baskets and given explicit instruction, "GATHER EGGS". As you can see above, they pumped each other up prior to the event. Sure enough, each one gathered their limit of eggs and Ben was fortunate enough to find an egg with a special prize (gummy lolipops!).
Both of my children focused on perfecting their climbing skills. Kenzie clambered up bounce house ladders multiple times, thrilling at the slide down the other side. In defiance, Judah kept attempting to breach the kitchen defenses.
"When you part from a friend, you grieve not; For that which you love most in him may be dearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain." Kahil Gibran.
Soul-sisters near or far. These women are my dearest and best friends. I thank my God for them.
As Judah spent the majority of the weekend foraging for food (attacking the kitchen barrier), Ben was left to hang out with the girls...and perfect his camera face. What a great sport!
All her life Alaina traveled. As a child it was through novels, history books, and biographies. She has never lost a game of Risk to Joshua. Including the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings editions.