Monday, April 21, 2014

A Post Easter Post

Ha- POST Easter POST-
Get it?
Never mind....

If you aren't interested in family pictures
that's okay-I get it.
Come back tomorrow and I will be talking
about running away!;>)

We started the day by getting 
Bright Eyes ready for church.
Yes! It's true-
She looks like a CHUNKY MONKEY!

Anyway, after church my wonderful 
daughter-in-law and son
fixed a GREAT Easter meal for all of us.
She is an excellent cook.
There was a special table for the kids
and sweet decorations on the adult table.
Her most wonderful mother-in-law
brought her a dozen roses as a thank you
for hosting.

Before eating we lined the kids up on the 
steps for pictures.
They jostled and adjusted and moved and
snickered and made faces..
You kid! Back Upper Right!
You Girl- Rose colored dress.
Stop being a hambone!
Can you please all look the SAME DIRECTION?
Whaddyathink this is?  A Cartoon Show?
After about 652 snaps this, believe it or not,
I thought was the best one until I realized
I had cut CharlesInCharge off at the nose
AND BIG BOY E has a foam SWORD in hand
which is being watched fearfully by CJK on E's left.

Here are a few more 
ON THE STEPS photos.
Missing are my oldest son 
(who was there but is camera shy)
and his 4 children (who were not there).

It was too cold and rainy to do an outside 
Easter egg hunt
so we did it inside.

The older kids wanted to know what the 
GRAND PRIZE was for collecting the most eggs.
It was decided that 
got to smash a cupcake into Uncle Ryan's face.

Lulu won!
She grabbed her cupcake and as she was looking 
at it and planning her attack
Uncle Ryan moved quickly and shoved a
cupcake in HER FACE!
Reacting quickly she brought her hand up and 
got him back.
He stupidly turned sideways.
We were going to let the boyo.
 who licks everything living or dead,
lick it out of his ear.
After inspecting the damage CJK decided that was
It was a beautiful, blessed day.
And after a long, tiring First Easter our baby girl
yawned and called it a day!
Happy Easter Memories Here!
I hope you all had a wonderful, blessed Easter, too.

If you haven't signed up yet for my
Cheer-y Cherry giveaway
pop by here.
your photo name


Katie Clooney said...

Great pics of a beautiful family. So glad you had such a great Easter. Looks like lots of fun!!

Musings from Kim K. said...

What fun Easter pictures. My sister and I were commenting that we didn't get the annual cousin shot yesterday. It's so hard to get kids to sit still...especially after being ramped up on sugar. Continued blessings to you and your beautiful grands!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful and fun day, Diana! Have a great week, too!

boopnut said...

Looks like a wonderful family Easter!

Anonymous said...

oh what a beautiful family, the baby is just adorable in her Easter dress, what a great dinner you had!

Donna said...

I'm glad you all had a wonderful Easter, Diana. You are blessed to have such a wonderful family! I love looking at photos of the kids:) And Baby BrightEyes is a girl after my own heart, seeing how she loves to eat!! Love the pics of the kiddos on the stairs, I bet it took some time just to get them to sit (semi) still!!

Debbiedoos said...

oh my gosh you guys are too cute and funny! Looks like you enjoyed your family Easter. You have a beautiful family Diana.

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

getting a group grands pic! not easy. -grin- but it does get easier, as they get older. reallllly!!!! -chuckle-

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

What fun!!! I would have loved to see some photos of the house after hosting an "inside" egg hunt.....I bet those little "hunters" didn't leave a stone unturned looking for eggs! Hugs, Pennyt

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Nice family shots and that little sweetie has grown so much already it's amazing! My first thought was "look at those chubby little cheeks" Adorable:)

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Such a beautiful family. Love all the pics! :)
Have a happy one,

Cranberry Morning said...

Sounds like such a wonderful family time, Diana! Love those gorgeous roses. Hope she appreciates you! LOL All the kid pics are so cute. SweetCheeks stands out in the crowd. :-) Bright Eyes is beautiful, of course, but looks a little bored with the whole thing. :-)

Beth said...

You have such a lovely family Diana. The pictures are so precious!

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

Oh my goodness gracious what precious photos! I'm loving that chubby baby girl. They're the best, aren't they?

lynn said...

great pics! not sure lulu won, though:)

Simply LKJ said...

So much fun!! Love the pics of the kiddos. The crazy candid shots are always my fav, and perfect for blackmail when they are teens! LOL

Pat said...

What a beautiful family..Love the photos of the children on the stairs. I took photos last summer of the grand children and great nieces and nephews on the steps outside of my sister-in-laws house. 50 some shots and not one where they were all looking at the camera.

Renee said...

Looks like you had a fun day. I managed to get a few decent pictures. (I have a couple on my blog of "my girls"). I cooked a ham dinner for out little get-together. Now we have leftovers. Great pictures of your family. The baby is adorable as are all the other kids.

Patty Patterson said...

It looks like a lovely Easter. And I do team sports and the YMCA has three year old teams so I can tell you - it's super hard (as in nearly impossible) to get a bunch of little ones looking the same way at the same time. The trick is to surprise them. Have someone pop a balloon, use a strange sounding animal call (hunting dept), a whistle, or just say Oh, no.... LOOK! In a panicked voice. But, whether the kids are perfectly posed are not, they are still darling. :-)

Susie said...

Diana, You have a beautiful family. With a good sense of humor. That helps. :):) I know what you mean about trying to get good photos when you have more than one kid posing.LOL Glad you enjoyed you wonderful day together. Oooo that baby is so cute. xoxo,Susie

Stephanie said...

Your family is simply lovely, Diana! Looks like you had a wonderful Easter :) Hugs to you!

Carol said...

Oh my goodness, what a little "dollie" you have there, along with a pretty awesome entire crew! So glad you had a wonderful Easter!

camp and cottage living said...

Aw, what a wonderful day with your family!
They're beautiful, Diana.
and I can not believe how much Wide Eyes has grown!

Kelly said...

I love your play by play of the day! Looks like you had a nice get together. Everyone looked so cute on the steps. Love the look on your grandson's face being careful of that foam sword too.

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Lovely photos and looks like a lovely time shared with family.

Wanda said...

HaHa... I know a family that loves life and having fun. What a great way to celebrate Easter. BTW Roses are a nice touch MIL.

Nellie said...

What a wonderful day, Diana! Thank you for sharing it with us. xo Nellie

Christine Vandormolen said...

Hi Diana, I wanted to drop you a line and thank you again for commenting on Susan's blog MUST LOVE JUNK and leaving me a sweet comment there on being in the Saturday Spotlight! You have some adorable grand kids there!!! xoxoxo Christine from

Dee D said...

You truly have a beautiful family. I loved the post and the pics. It looks like you guys had so much fun.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Beautiful folks making wonderful memories on a most special day.

enjoyed seeing them all. I can tell they are much loved.

Sarah said...

Love seeing family pics! Looks like your family has a fun time together. '-)

Junkchiccottage said...

Love all the family pics Diana. All the pictures are so sweet. Glad you had a great day.

Japolina said...

What a lovely crew you have Diana. xoxo

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

You are so blessed......I am glad because you appreciate EVERY moment.

Blessed Serendipity said...

I think those are the BEST kind of pictures Diana. :)

xo Danielle

Vicki Boster said...

Diana-- you have such a beautiful family-- these photos are so wonderful. That baby is just adorable--

I'm sure you already know this-- but you are so very blessed.


20 North Ora said...

Sounds like a fun day! That baby is precious - as are all of them. I'm just partial to babies! LOL You have a wonderful family. Enjoy them.


Anonymous said...

Love your sweet photos and sounds like a delightful time - minus the cupcake in the ear!

My Forever Changing Home said...

Awww... you had a sweet Easter I see! Good looking family! LOVE that sleepy baby photo!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh what wonderful pictures of your grands. Bright Eyes is so pretty and she seems to take everything in her stride. So glad that you had a wonderful Easter. Thanks for sharing those very special pictures.

Karen said...

I loved your Easter pics! They range from hilarious to absolutely precious!! You just can NOT run away!

Karen said...

LOL.. what a funny, fun loving family you have, it's a beautiful thing :-)

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Oh, Diana, what a crack up. And what a bunch of beautiful little people (and big ones too). Glad you had a wonderful Easter..Happy Monday..Judy

J said...

LOVED reading this! So much fun to compare our days! We had a great one too, just got lucky that the weather was beautiful. We also attempted a group photo of the six grandkids - yours is a dream shot compared to what we got! And what a cute idea for a prize! We would have had even more enthusiasm at our egg hunt if I'd thought of that! And little Bright Eyes? Oh my - what a cute little bunny of a baby! Precious!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diana, what a grand Easter. Lovely kids and family pics. The dinner sounds so good and the table was so pretty. Love those roses.
I remember taking step pics with all my cousins when a little girl. They are precious moments.
Baby Bright Eyes is adorable in her sweet little dress.
Treasured family memories.

Dazee said...

How fun! Looks like you had a great Easter!

must love junk said...

Diana, what precious family pics! So glad that you enjoyed your Easter! :)

Sweet Tea said...

I love seeing all the photos!! Beautiful kids who obviously have a sense of humor like their Grandmother!!

My Garden Diaries said...

You have a beautiful family friend! My goodness! Those kiddos don't get any cuter than that! And boy did I just love that little sweet bean's dress....perfect in every way! What a blessing! So glad that you had a wonderful Easter with your family! Nicole xoxo

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Fun pictures Diana, you have a lovely family, blessed you are.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sounds like a wonderful day have a beautiful family!!

Dolly Sarrio said...

Oh how I love this! Everything about it from the beautiful new baby to those adorable pictures on the staircase! Thanks for sharing your wonderful family with us!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You have such a beautiful family! That wee little one is just precious. Sounds like a fun and fantastic day with your loved ones with lots of yummy food, too. Loved seeing your photos!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

Lot's of memories for sure. You guys had too much fun

Vee said...

Looks as if it was a splendid memory-making day made all the more perfect by a daughter-in-law's hosting. One could get used to that!

joanne said...

sounds wonderful, just the way memories are made. wow, you birthed some beautiful peeps...get it, peeps!

Mindy said...

We always do our family pictures on the staircase when we're at my mom's. I can totally relate to having to take forty just to get one decent one. Super cute. Glad dinner was worth eating. :0) Ours was delicious, too. I ate three times. Hahaha.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such sweetness here - love the little ones all sitting together - an amazing feat! How precious is that baby? A beautiful family, Diana - and yes, you are a very special Mother in Law to bring roses. xo Karen

BeachGypsy said...

great looking family! Looks like y'all had a wonderful and blessed day!!

Candy S said...

Easter sweetness! Your grand babies are growing up with memories that just cannot be bought! We spent Easter Sunday with my husbands children and their families. The grand babies were running about everywhere. It was wonderful!

Kelley said...

What precious family memories you made and recorded! Thanks for the pleasure of sharing them with us.

Hugs and happy week,

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

It's no secret that I love family photos!
I LOVE watching your family grow!
You and I are so very blessed, Sweet D!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

So sweet...our family photos are all crazy looking. Just like us! LOL
I love the cupcake in the face prize!

Chatty Crone said...

One word.

A W E S O M E !

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Looks like y'all made lots of wonderful memories! I love the traditional "on the steps" pics. :) I love when you share these kinds of posts. Happy times!

Alice Wingerden said...

so sweet! (well other than the cupcakes in the face lol!~)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such a sweet and fun post, are blessed!

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

How fun! Love the kid pictures...we had a similar photo adventure at our gathering. Good times :)

Pam Kessler said...

Aww, what cute photos. I have no tips for getting that many kids to sit still and look at the camera and not do bunny ears on someone else's head. Just think. In about ten years they will all be able to sit there and say cheese together.

Doreen@househoneys said...

I do believe you have the cutest, sweetest family I've ever seen Diana!

My computer is STILL not connected and we are only about half unpacked :(but hopefully that will be fixed soon and I can blog again and visit more often.


Little Miss Maggie said...

You have a beautiful family. I'm glad you had a wonderful holiday. I bet you are the most wonderful mother-in-law around.

Gypsy Heart said...

Such wonderful photos! The food does look divine and the roses are beautiful. You have many treasured memories here my friend.