Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter, 2011

Our Easter morning started out in Gun Lake, down at the cottage. Frances was not very keen on the idea of a visit from the Easter Bunny. The night before, she made me call the Easter Bunny and tell him not to come out our house, that he could leave the Easter Basket at our neighbor's house and her Daddy would go and pick it up there.
In spite of this, she was up at 6:30. Daddy didn't get up until 7:30, so Mom had her all dressed and ready for the egg hunt by the time Daddy got out of bed. This is the facial expression I get when I tell Frances to smile and say cheese. She looks like she's passing a kidney stone.
After the Easter Egg hunt, she opened the Easter Basket given to her by her godmother, Auntie Carol. I made this picture black and white to camouflage the blue candy stain that was all around Franny's mouth.
We drove up to Grand Rapids for the 10:00 service at St. Andrews, and they had an Easter Egg Hunt in the yard after the service.
It took a little bit of coaxing, but once she realized that the boys were going to get all the eggs if she didn't move, she decided to get the lead out and pick up a few. They had gently suggested that parents should limit the eggs to ten per child, and Franny picked up exactly that many--ten--without being reminded. She is very smart. The things she says, they make us nervous.

Here she is with Daddy, after the Easter egg hunt. This is my new profile pic on Facebook. I don't suppose you needed to know that. Most of you are on my facebook already and know this.
People were taking pictures all over the place. Frances wasn't as cooperative the second time around. Her mother pointed and said "look at the man with the camera and smile" and Frances promptly covered her face.
We went to lunch after church, and that child does enjoy her chocolate milks.

She enjoys her desserts too.
Sweetie, I love you, but you're not touching my camera with those gooey sticky hands. Sorry, it just ain't gonna happen.
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