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Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday, March 31, 2013

We had a nice early Easter celebration last night. The kids came out, hunted for the Easter Eggs I had strewn all over the front yard (I filled some with small change, some had candy, and there was an egg for each of the three grandkids that had a $5 bill in it!), and ate pizza and homemade pasta. It was pretty nice outside, the sun had dried out the grass from the inch of rain we had early Saturday morning and we enjoyed the warmish Spring weather. After dinner, the grandkids got the Easter Baskets I had made for each of them, and then we went back outside, where Duncan learned how to yoyo (with the Duncan brand yoyo that was in his basket), and the girls jumped rope (sort of) with their new jump ropes, blew bubbles, and played hopscotch on the boards my daughter-in-law (who is very artistic) drew with sidewalk chalk on the driveway. It was a really nice family evening, and youngest son even was home for a change. Most of the time he is working lately. I used to take family holiday celebrations like this for granted, now I treasure them. It's hectic with all the kids here, but wonderful too!!

I could tell hubby wasn't feeling great. He had spent a lot of time in the afternoon, putting an electric garage door opener on our shed. That is probably more work than he needed to be doing, but he had asked if we could get it for him for an early birthday present, last week. Since his birthday isn't until August, and at this point every healthy day is a gift, I went out and bought it for him immediately. But while the family was here, he was quiet and seemed pale.

This morning he woke me up about 6, and said he didn't think his catheter was draining. We had just been to the ER, a week ago Thursday and had a new catheter put in, but sure enough it was plugged again. He had a urinary tract infection (UTI) at the time and just finished his antibiotic for that Saturday. Sure enough, he still has it, the doctor thought perhaps it was an antibiotic resistant infection and gave him a scrip for another antibiotic that hopefully will work better. It seems that when you have an infection, there is white stuff emitted in your urine that will clog a catheter. So they put in another new one. Hope this one lasts the week while we are in D.C. He didn't wait as long this time before seeking help and did NOT attempt to unclog it himself this time. He's learning. So his discomfort wasn't so great this time and they got the new catheter put in a lot quicker this time too.

We met middle son and his wife and daughter at a local restaurant for their Easter Brunch Buffet at 11:30 this morning. It was delicious, but I really hate buffets. It is just an invitation for me to overeat. I tried to eat lightly and didn't feel "stuffed" like I used to get at buffets, when we left, but I do know I ate too much. Like my youngest son said, "Think of all the walking you'll be doing in D.C. next week." I hope he's right, because I probably have some pounds to work off!

I need to get busy packing, but before I go, I'll attach some of my pictures from yesterday. Hooray! I figured out where to put the software CD's on my new computer (thanks for the advice), and got my pictures downloaded.

(Notice Lola in the background with an egg in her mouth? She hunted Eater Eggs too!)

Youngest son likes deviled eggs, so he made a batch. I hate them!

All Duncan wants from the Easter Bunny, is his two front teeth!

My three sons and beloved Du (hubby).

Blowing Bubbles!

Jumping Rope


My poor tired Du. I love him so.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SNOWYOGA 4/4/2013 10:59PM

    Love the pictures emoticon and looks like everyone emoticon was having a really good time! Thanks emoticon And Happy (late) Easter emoticon

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CANNIE50 4/3/2013 6:19PM

    Oh, what a wonderful Easter celebration. Those kids are so sweet but you don't need me to tell you that! I am glad your husband is now willing to deal more quickly with catheter issues (though I don't blame him for trying to fix it himself, in the past - trips to the ER are NO fun). I hope he is comfortable all week in Washington DC. I hope you see the Korean War memorial and as many other amazing sites as you can fit it. I like your attitude of letting him pick and choose in DC since you did that in NYC. I am so glad you are traveling together because I know that has been a desire of yours. Your gratitude seems to be larger than your fear right now - I am so glad for you, and proud of you. I am eagerly anticipating your DC blog! I so enjoy your blogs, as you know. emoticon

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DIANNEMT 4/2/2013 7:22PM

    Glad you had a special Easter!! God bless.

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LINDAK25 4/1/2013 6:53PM

    I hope the antibiotic works and you have a great trip! Glad you had a wonderful Easter.

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KRISSYDUNN 4/1/2013 3:44PM

    What a great day! You have a beautiful family and adorable grandkids! I pray you two have a wonderful trip. emoticon

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DOODIE59 4/1/2013 8:38AM

    Looks like a great day -- and I love your dining room table! How many people can you seat there!? That's wonderful.

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    Spending time laughing and enjoying family is the best. I'm so glad you had a great day!


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PAPAMIKIE 4/1/2013 12:59AM

    Little Bug did an Easter egg hunt. He got eggs with money inside almost no candy. First he is not all that partial to Candy, and we are not all that partial to sugar. Sounds like you had a good day.

take care


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TEDDYBEARGIRL 3/31/2013 11:01PM


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    Looks like a lot of fun! :)

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SASSYTHING52 3/31/2013 10:42PM

    thanks for sharing the pics they are really cutee

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KERRYG155 3/31/2013 10:01PM

    Looks like you all had a fun day.

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NEWME654 3/31/2013 9:19PM

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful family pictures. Sounds like it was a wonderful day making beautiful memories with the grandkids:) Have a great vacation!

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MSLZZY 3/31/2013 8:51PM

    Sounds and looks like you had a great day. Love the pics!

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