Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easter 2009

What a wonderful Easter we had on Sunday 4/12/09. The day started out with Xia checking her basket and having an Easter egg hunt in the house (Isa is a little young yet to play along...). Hey, the Easter Bunny left her bunny ears!:

Oooh, lots of M&Ms and stickers in the eggs...

Mommy got a shower to get ready for church. She was worried about us all getting ready and out the door in time to get to church pretty early as Bishop Kevin Rhodes of the Harrisburg Diocese was going to be the Celebrant at mass. Here she is feeding Isa after her shower:

She got Xia in her great Easter dress (another awesome hand-me-down from Angela!). After some photos of Isa, it was time to get her dressed. Unfortunately, all of her pretty dresses, though newborn, were just too big. So she wore her preemie fleece all-in-one with feet deal:

Daddy was looking spiffy too, with a little help with his buttons from Xia:

Xia had some fun stepping on the eggs to open them:

Then it was off to church. What a BEAUTIFUL Easter celebration with the Bishop. The music was incredible, the flowers were amazing, it was a very uplifting service. We made it early and got our seats:

Isa is still not a fan of her car seat:

Luckily, we stayed long enough afterwards to spend some time with Bishop Rhodes. He even gave Isa a special blessing!:

And a family picture with him too:

After mass, it was off to Willow Valley to have Easter dinner and spend time with the family. Great Grandmom does this for us every year. Here is a pic with Grammy and Grandy:

And 3 generations:

And the Mahoneys meeting Isa for the first time:

Aunt Kathy played the piano while we all danced:

Then it was off to another egg hunt in the courtyard:

Brigid and Claire play with a pinwheel:

A stop to look at some Easter decorations and reflections in the mirror:

And then off to Great Grandmom's apartment to open our eggs and hang out:

It was a day full of love, family and celebration of Christ's Resurrection!

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