Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Eggstraordinary Easter!

Cuteness Alert: This post is filled with sweet little boys! Insulin shock warning!


Early in the week I got a few Easter cards out. There's a story to these -- a few years ago I made an Easter banner. Well, it was looking a little long in the tooth but I still loved the images on the bunting so I cut them up and added them to cards! A good creative outlet.


It was quite the Easter weekend, starting on Good Friday evening when Mark and Jan came over to do eggs and our annual "Life of Brian" viewing.


We managed to do quite a few and fairly fast -- with fairly little mess!


I made the most wonderful thing and I have one of you to thank for it. Please 'fess up, because I can't remember which blog steered me toward Ina Garten's easy risotto which was to die for, and suggested grilled shrimp with it. Fabulous. And even better on my new bunny plates! (Whoever it was, thanks for this!)  (This just in -- it was Sandra from Maison de Jardin! Thanks for telling me!)


Guess what was for dessert!


Saturday was grim and gloomy and made a little scarier when Rick called at 4 a.m. with breathing problems. We think in the end it was probably a drug reaction with the Advil and Eloquis but it was pretty freaky at the time, worrying about those clots. His follow-up with the surgeon is Thursday and it will be good to get the news. He was given a bit more upright-time so that's been a plus.

Sunday brought us the serious cuteness we so sorely needed!


Little Big Guy loved his basket with some little cars, and a book.


I think the favorite might have been the play doh!


We also did an Easter egg hunt for him. The night before, Rick and I stuffed plastic eggs with animal crackers and goldfish. But we weren't sure how a two-year old would do with this.


He took to it like a duck takes to water!


Little Little Guy was too young to get that but he was into the spoils.


Although there were moments when sharing didn't seem like it was going all that well!


It was such a gorgeous day -- close to, if not, 70 degrees. So Molly, the boys and I took boys on a walk down to the Ditch to see if we could seem some critters.


The ducks were out some, the geese all the more so.


And they certainly captivated this little guy!


Even the wiggly Little Little Guy was into it!


And then back home, where the menfolk were at the grill.


And look who's upright!


There were smiles...


...giggles...


...only occasional tears.


And oodles of love, more than enough to go around.


A basket full of eggs...


... a blue sky, the people you love.


I'd call it a perfect day!

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46 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you had such a great Easter with those two little cuties, wonderful photos. I miss the time when my grandies were small and sweet. Hugs, Valerie

Miss Val's Creations said...

The bunting upcycled to card is adorable! Great idea! How fun that you watch Life of Brian every year. We all need lots of laughs. The kids are incredibly cute. So precious. I hope Rick's appointment goes well this week!

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

Glad you had such a great Easter and love the photos you've shared. With the one labeled "...only occasional tears." That rug the baby is sitting on is fabulous! I can't figure out if the nap is raised or just designed to look that way.

Iris Flavia said...

Beautiful cards!
Oh, it must be more than 20 years ago that I watched "Life of Brian"!

Oh, my goodness, breathing problems sounds very, very scary!!

It´s wonderful the boys are so close in age! So nice to see (my Brother is 5 1/2 years younger than me, so I was practically an only child for a long time).
Also great to see your Rick back up again!!

Sounds like a wonderful day indeed, so many happy faces :-)

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh Jeannie what a wonderful post, you've shared such lovely photographs.
Yes, I would certainly call it a perfect day :)

All the best Jan

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Insulin alert is correct. I adore this post and your incredible photos. What a glorious Easter you had, dear. I was so impressed with all your lovely photos. Those boys will thank you in years to come, too.

Sorry about Rick, but it looks like he rebounded well in the end. Glad you had such a beautiful day, too.

krishna said...

OMG! he found out so many eggs!! how cute!! XOXO

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I am glad that you had a happy, family-filled Easter, Jeanie, and that Rick was upright at least. What a frustration this must be for him.

BB said...

That does sound like a perfect day. It's good to see Rick upright. I know this healing thing can take a while.

I also know how scary the breathing thing is. H has had two incidents with swelling of the lips and tongue. It can be very dangerous. Both incidents were reactions to medication.

Those little guys are so cute. I'm glad you and Rick enjoy them so much. You'll never go wrong with Play-Doh. Kids love it.

Mae Travels said...

"The Life of Brian" ? Great Easter choice! Love it!

The little ones are really delightful, and your photos are fabulous. I'm glad to see your Mural Monday contribution, too. Sami really attracts a great collection of murals every week, and yours is wonderful.

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Sandi said...

So much CUTENESS!!! Oh, they are ADORABLE!!!

And, I gotta say, cool bunny plates. :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Looks like everyone had a great celebration and yes we colored eggs as well. We've never worn gloves in all the years we've colored eggs, and luckly did not get too much color on our hands. Egg hunts are fun for the adults hiding the eggs and for the little ones hunting. I will have to check out that risotto recipe as we have shrimp in a future meal plan. The bunny dishes were the perfect touch for the holiday too!

My name is Erika. said...

I hope the breathing reaction is nothing major with Rick. That is scary. But those kids are just the cutest. I bet they enjoyed some easter bunny fu. And speaking of bunnies, those plates are sure nice also. Hope you're still enjoying some good weather. Hugs-Erika

Susie said...

Jeanie, Adorable pictures. I am praying for Rick. Glad you had some family time at Easter. Blessings to all of you, xoxo, Susie

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Oh Jeanie, what an adorable post. The children, the smiles, the eggs, the grill, and your sweetheart upright to top it all off. Yes, a perfect day! I do hope each day finds Rick better.

Sami said...

A perfect Easter with the two blond blue eyed boys. So cute :)
Glad to see Rick is managing some upright time, even though you had a scare.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Jeanie!

The grandsons both are so adorable. Cute Easter photos. Looks like a fun time with the family. I hope Rick is recovery well, sending prayers and well wishes for his healing. Wishing you a happy day!

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Life of Brian - one of my favourites. Blessed are the cheese makers! That was a great idea to use goldfish crackers in the Easter eggs! Oh, I feel for Rick. He must be so tired of all of this. "This too shall pass."
Looks like you had lovely weather to go for your walk - nobody is too bundled up against the cold. Hope you have a nice, Springy week, Jeanie! -Jenn

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Oh how fun! I like the Easter eggs you made and those cards. How creative!! The little guys are adorable and I like the idea of the eggs being filled with crackers and gold fish! Good to see Rick up and about. How scary about the breathing problem. I hope the visit with the surgeon is good and he comes away with some more freedom to be upright.

Joanne Huffman said...

It looks like a most wonderful Easter! Hope the doctor gives good news to Rick.

La Table De Nana said...

So sweet..cutest ages for hunts:)
Great plates..cards..and yay for Rick and walking!!

Those boys and their mommy:) She looks like a little girl herself♥

Sandra at Maison De Jardin said...

Oh, Jeanie, what fun. Those little boys are precious and it looks as though they thoroughly enjoyed themselves along with the big folks. So good to see that Rick is coming along - he will be his old self in no time.

Happy you enjoyed the risotto, I am the one who shared it on my blog. It is a recipe that looks as though you spent hours when it comes together with little effort.

Happy spring days to you, so glad she has finally come to your area.

Pam said...

Adorable little boys. Looks like they had a great time. Easter fun!

Tristan Robin said...

What a delightful post - I love people who know how to do up holidays with flair and love! Having children around on these holidays really bring the charm and enchantment level up about ten notches! I never had Easter egg hunts when I was a child, so when I see youngsters having a ball with the treasure hunt, I live it vicariously.
Thanks for sharing your day!

Sally Wessely said...

Looks perfect to me! Your little guys are so adorable. It’s such a blessing to have little ones in our lives.

I’m glad Rick is making progress and is upright more and more. It’s good that you are carrying with traditions, entertaining, and doing life in the midst of all that goes with having sustained an injury such as Rick did.

Happy spring.

Pom Pom said...

How cute! I love the colorful eggs. It looks like you had lots of fun!

Regina said...

Cuteness overload!­čśü. I'm glad your Easter went well and yay to Rick. I could never figure out how to use crutches many years ago when I needed foot surgery so I hopped alot on one foot. Talk about exhausting!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Sounds like an Egg-cellent Easter! The boys are so darn cute. They look so so similar! Kids really make the holidays more fun. Phil's mom had easter eggs to 'hide' for Paul. We had them out in the open since he's too young to look for eggs but he enjoyed crawling around and shaking the eggs. She put little people figures inside them. He loves little people so that was a hit!

The breathing scare sounded scary! I hope that is the last time he deals with that. It will be good to have a follow up with the surgeon. I hope he gets more and more 'upward time'. Although those crutches are a total pain. I was only on them for 3 weeks but it felt like waaaay longer than 3 weeks. Plus our bedroom is upstairs so going to bed/coming down in the morning sucked!

ReHiTu said...

The little men are so cute!

Sandra said...

Cuteness indeed. And what fun:)

Barb said...

What a scare about Rick's breathing - hope that doesn't happen again! Glad he can be up a bit more. I have a recipe for risotto and never make it because it requires so much time stirring and adding liquid. Those Grands are growing - they sure look like they enjoyed Easter.

Marilyn Miller said...

When little ones and sunshine are shining it is indeed a perfect day. It was even better with Rick being able to have upright time with family and the barbecue. I love, love the new bunny plates. Your cards were so festive too. And next year I must remember the goldfish idea inside the eggs. I love that idea.

Pamela said...

Looks like a great day!

Pam Richardson said...

Definitely a perfect day and weekend! The grand boys are so adorable, I could squeeze their cute faces. I am so glad Rick is up, I know that helps tremendously. My hubby has been on Elouise for 6 months and at least 3 more months. He had a blood clot discovered last October. Tell Rick to take care, and I am so thrilled that you two had a fun weekend!

William Kendall said...

It sounds like you all had a good day.

Gina said...

Jeanie, oh there could never be too much cuteness! Your grandchildren are so precious! I hope your husband is feeling better. Drug interactions are so scary. xo

shoreacres said...

I'd never heard of Eliquis, and I nearly had a stroke when I saw the price.I hope it does exactly what it's supposed to do for Rick, and that he can get off it sooner rather than later! I hope there hasn't been a recurrence of the breathing problems, too.

It looks like a wonderful day -- 70 degrees! I'm not too sure about Goldfish and animal crackers in Easter eggs, though. I know, I know -- but darn it! Not even a jelly bean?

Joyful said...

I love how you celebrate every holiday with gusto. It sure makes it more special to have the little, cute ones around too doesn't it. So scary for Rick to have a fright. I hope it all gets sorted and he doesn't have to go through that again. He looks like he is healing up nicely and I'm sure he is more than happy to spend a bit more time upright. xx

Jenny Woolf said...

Oh, my, those are such adorable sweeties! Loved your pictures. I'm glad you're getting to make the most of them. Isn't it nice to enter in to their lovely little world? And it's so much fun to see the whole thing of Easter, birthdays and Christmas start to dawn on them. I bet they'll remember those eggs for ages! So glad you are getting sunny weather too. That must help a whole lot. Wonderful to see Rick upright, and I do hope that he continues to make such good progress. The breathing problems must have been so very scary but I think that's the problem when taking medication you're not used to, they can create such strange and unpleasant feelings. I am glad that it was sorted quickly. Today's thursday so he'll be having the follow up. I hope it goes well.

My Grama's Soul said...

What a SWEET...HAPPY post!..

thanks for this.

Jo

Bonnie said...

Glad it was a great Easter. Great memories.

Tracy said...

Oh, my goodness... CUTE overload... LOVE it!! Those boys are just too, too adorable! Such beautiful babies... :) Your Easter cards are FABULOUS, Jeanie... wow! Love the vintage flair of them. Gotta have "The Life of Brian" at Easter among other things... ;) Such fun with the egg dyeing too! So good to see Rick doing OK, and able to enjoy the fun. Thanks so much for sharing all the festivities, Jeanie! It's always wonderful to see how you celebrate the holidays. ((HUGS))

Victoria Zigler said...

Sorry about the scare with Rick's breathing, though glad he's doing OK.

Sounds like an eggcellent Easter. I'm sure you needed all that cuteness and family time after everything you guys have been dealing with lately with Rick's health and all.

Anca said...

It seems like you had a wonderful Easter. The boys must have been delighted with the egg hunt. Lovely to see Rick walking as well.

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

Indeed it was a perfect day Jeanie. Happy belated Easter to you and your wonderful family!

Katie Mansfield said...

What darlings. So cute and it looks like a fun weekend. I'm glad to see Rick up and around.

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