Monday, March 17, 2008

Bunny Hops and Horsie Rides

On Saturday we spent time with our FCC friends at a wonderful Easter party and egg hunt. There were all sorts of activities for the kids, a touching slideshow featuring all of our adopted Chinese children, great food, the Easter bunny (who led the children in the bunny hop), and, of course, the egg hunt! The egg hunt had to be held inside because of the very soggy ground outside. It is quite humorous to watch kids "these days" (oh, no, I'm sounding old here) hunt for eggs. Several of the children would pick up a plastic egg, and if there were no candy inside, would just throw it back down! Back in my day...(ha)...we were just happy to get an egg! :)

After church on Sunday we had lunch with my grandparents. My grandmother (aka "Mema") prepares a good home-cooked lunch for a crowd every Sunday. It's not called lunch though. It's Sunday dinner! The kids then all had tractor rides on Granddaddy's John Deere, and after that, it was off to Nannie & PawPaw's house to see their new horse.

Rebecca loved to brush Doc.

My first ride on a horse!

The boys each had a turn. I think this was only their second time on a horse, but it has been a while. PawPaw borrowed a horse for their first birthday party (a farm theme).

Nannie takes Vivian for her first ride.

Here's where I could have inserted the photo of me on the horse, but I'll spare you!

After Sunday night services, we went out to eat Chinese food in celebration of Rebecca being home with us 6 months! It's hard to believe 6 months has already gone by, but at the same time, it is like she has been with us forever.

Well, I paid for the busy weekend today. We went this morning to the park for a playdate and picnic, and by the time we left, the kids were super-cranky. We ALL enjoyed a nap this afternoon!


Doug & Melody Kemp said...

Wish we could have been there and had a turn at riding that horse!!
Looks like so much fun.

Tell your mom she looks like a pro!!

The Kemps

Rebekah D. said...

Looks like a lot of fun. C'mon, though, we want to see YOUR picture! :-)
Six months already... wow. That IS something to celebrate. Rebecca is such a sweetheart, and for that matter, so are William, Henry and Vivian!