Traveling 3 hours with 4 dogs, 2 children and the two of us is always a packed adventure and we try to get the girls to pack lightly. Well somehow Hayley managed to pack 14 American girls into her suitcase so they could celebrate Easter here with us, lol.
This along with quite a few other bags for clothes, bath items, etc. Kathleen did stick to the 1 stuffed animal and doll "rule" and she is 7!
The girl's love staying at Nana and PopPop's house and when I had Hayley my mom painted a lovely mural on the wall in the room that was to be for the grandchildren.
My mom has always been an amazing artist and I'm glad my girl's are loving art as well. She made this sign originally for Hayley as the first grandchild then as Kathleen and Neve were born added the butterflies. :-)
Speaking of crafts they always talk Nana into letting them create new things while they are here....this time it was clay creations baked to set in the oven.
Here's a closer look at an old Mexican stove Hayley made for Josephina.
They were so happy when they found out their cousin Neve was able to come down and spend the night and dye Easter eggs with them.
Jerry and Patches were relaxing for a bit on the couch :-)
Owen was hanging out with the girls and Bella and Skippy were relaxing on a couch to themselves. :-)
Table was set for a nice breakfast we wanted to celebrate my parent's neighbor Charle's 70th birthday! Him and his wife Inez are very dear friends of our family and we consider them family as well.
Neve and Kathleen were still hanging out in the chair trying to fully wake up from their sleepover.
We had some of the eggs out that they had dyed on the table to enjoy as well.
Was so great to see Charle's smile as we brought out his birthday cake!
The girls picked some pretty flowers to float in a bowl for another decoration for the table.
Then they were also exchanging Easter baskets with one another....
Get set and ready to go......
Then he decides to help her up.... lol
As I was walking and taking pictures I noticed these seed pockets for the trumpet (hummingbird vine) and had to snap a quick picture. :-)
Everyone was happy to finally be able to look at what's in their eggs!
We had a whirlwind week and will be heading back home tomorrow. Jerry took a few days off and tomorrow will be in memory of his brother Patrick we lost 2 years ago on April 1st. We had a memorial on Saturday evening with family and friends and we miss him so very much. Hug your loved ones tight and enjoy every day!! For each day we wake up is a blessing. Have a wonderful week ahead!!