Here is Genevieve in her jammies on Easter morning. John got me a new camera for my birthday, anniversary, Mother’s Day… gift! I LOVE IT!!!!! I cannot believe how much better our pictures are looking already. John took this picture of Genevieve and it is one of the first smiling pictures we have been able to capture!
We had breakfast and headed out to church which was being held at Adelphi University. We found great seats towards the side where Genevieve had room to dance around during worship. She loves the music and praising God. It was the first time in a long time that I got to sit and listen to the message. Genevieve sat so quietly and still eating her Cheerios. I took her outside for the very end though.
It was a beautiful, sunny day, but it was SO cold. The wind was really strong. We stopped to take a few pictures outside. I am glad we did- we found a pretty little spot!
Grandpa came with us to church. Genevieve was happy to be with her Pop pop.
Easter dinner was at our house this year! Jeri and I cooked lots of delicious food. Now for the most important thing you have been waiting to hear about- the menu! Lamb kebabs, chicken kebabs, tomato feta salad, spanakopita, and bulgur salad with green onion vinaigrette… The food was very tasty! We had a Mediterranean theme this year!
John grilled the meat to perfection! And check out those beautiful cherry tomatoes!
On Saturday Genevieve and Jean Marie baked some delicious shortbread cookies for our dessert. It was a lot of fun. Luckily there are no eggs in the batter, so it was OK when the girls starting digging in early!
We decorated the cookies with vanilla icing. They came out very cute!
We had a great day with lots of family and friends. The best part of the day for me was when we listened to “The Easter Song” by Keith Green. I loved seeing the babies dancing to the Lord. It just touches my heart when I see Genevieve lift her hands to praise God. There is so much joy there!
After that Aunt Linda hid Easter eggs for Jonah, Jean Marie and Genevieve to find. They had lots of fun together.
Genevieve had a lot of fun opening up her Easter baskets… and standing in it too!
We had a wonderful day celebrating that Jesus is Risen! Hallelujah!