This is the first Easter
that I have been part of my Ohio grandchildren's Easter.
(Maybe I can be part of the Texas ones after I retire.)
Easter is my favorite holiday for many reasons,
but it has been 'dampened' for a long while.
Last year I wrote in the last half of a post
I realized yesterday that I had been holding on to a hurt
and resentment towards my ex and his wife in one area--
Unlike Thanksgiving and Christmas
where I readily agree to celebrating
before or after the holiday
instead of on it,
I never thought of doing that at Easter.
Granted, when Doug was married to Mindy,
their Easter weekend was packed full;
however, if I had made a point of having a celebration,
Doug would have made sure they came.
Well the ex and his wife spent Easter in Florida
and his step-brother took his little girl down for a visit,
so Doug was at a bit of a loss.
Enter Mike and me
and a Saturday evening Easter dinner
with an egg hunt afterwards.
Keep in mind, though, that we could not have had
an egg hunt at our previous home.
Well, I take that back---we could have hidden them
in and around our neighbor's junk and to- be-repaired cars!
(His business is auto body work).
I'll do a brief commentary on the pics.
Lined up and ready to hunt.
Dillon and Addy take off together.
(Peyton went in the opposite direction.)
We tried to get Addy to split from Dillon,
because he was beating her to an egg every time,
but she wouldn't listen at first.
I spotted Dillon through the budding forsythia bush.
I like how Dillon has his tongue sticking out in this photo ---he's really concentrating.
Dillon, Peyton, and Addison (Addy)
Doug has a new girlfriend and she is very nice. She is a lot younger which bothers him, but not her or her
parents. As for me, I think the numeral does not matter-it's in the inherent maturity than can be found at any age. . . or not. His last one was closer to his age,but had not grown up yet.
I debated about showing this pic
because of my gut that's showing,
but decided to anyway.
It is what it is and I am who I am.
Peyton always goes off to a side,
but the two younger ones stick together like glue.
There is only two years between each of them,
but Peyton is a 'wise old one' and has been from 'toddlerhood'.
Their dad was happy that they were happy.