it was a strange weekend, but we finally got some good family time in today. mama was sick in bed on friday and saturday. I had been looking forward to one last hurrah with the family before I dove into the new job, but those plans quickly ended once it was clear mama couldnt be far from the bathroom. so on friday I looked after the kids all day, albeit somewhat grumpily. saturday my expectations were very different, so the kids and I had a better day together, and they were quite good most of the time. baby einstein (on repeat) even allowed me to clean the kitchen. and Ty came by to work on the porch for us, and he did a great job. we're getting closer!
thankfully mama was feeling better this morning, so we all made it to church to celebrate Easter. it's amazing to think about the fact that all this life would be quite meaningless if Jesus didnt rise again. we're so thankful for His many many blessings in our life.
after church we took the traditional family easter pictures. Alice especially was looking quite good in her cute little dress. afterward we "hid" some (empty) plastic eggs in the yard for Caleb to collect, so we had a good time with that. it was such a beautiful day to sit in the shade and just enjoy some time together. Caleb had a good time playing with his big pile of eggs, and Alice did her cute thing. lots of pictures here.
then we found some "real" Easter eggs. there's 2 new hanging plants on the front porch, and a pair of house finch built a nest in one of them. and today we found 3 eggs in their nest. very cool. not to be outdone, there's a robin nest in the little tree near Caleb's sandbox, and I found 3 eggs in that one too. we'll try to keep an eye on them and get some baby bird pictures.
tomorrow is the big day of my first day at my new job. I'm excited, but there are so many unknowns! hopefully I can get some sleep tonight…