Saturday, April 4, 2009

An tEarrach, Casca, & Uibheacha

Title: The Spring, Easter and Eggs
Pronounced: uhn TARR-ahch, KAHS-kuh, IHV-uhl-huh

We've been blessed with some AMAZING weather the past couple of weeks. We've only had a couple of days of rain, and the temperatures are really getting warmer! So, we've been able to get outside a lot more, which has been great for all of us!
Daddy and the girls playing some football (aka soccer)

I love the smile on Hannah's face in this one. She was also giggling like a mad woman!

Getting a running start...

...and FLY!!
(after Seth saw this he said, "Maybe that's a LITTLE high..." :o) )

The flowers are still going full force in our yard. Some of the daffodils are starting to wither, but we've seen some new kinds starting to sprout up. I can't wait to see what they are! The girls spend ages exploring all the flora and fauna in the yard.

What a sweet girl!

The drawback to Spring: allergies! I happened to catch her mid-sneeze! If you look closely, you can see the orange pollen on her nose...

Hannah picked her favorite daffodil

"Look at THIS!!"

This is what was causing the commotion. The girls were absolutely fascinated by this little guy. Hannah ran out the next day to check on him...but he was gone.
One of our weekly activities is story hour at the library at the next village over. It's a great way to get to know other kids and parents, and it's done in a great balance of English and Gaelic. We've not been able to make it the past couple of weeks for one reason or another, so we were all glad to be able to make it this week for the Easter egg hunt! And we got the BEST day (weather wise) for it!
Hannah listening to the instructions:
"There are enough eggs for everyone to get at least 6..."

"And there are different things inside the eggs! There are prizes..."

"And sweets."
She IS her mother's daughter!!

And they're off!
(notice, NO jackets of any kind!!)

One of Hannah's first takes

Cailyn held her own! She knew exactly what to do.

Hannah was so excited about every little prize/sweet she got. Here she's showing Daddy a tiny little fuzzy chick.
All in all, it was a great day! We're planning some fun activities to help us learn and know about the real reason for Easter. We've been talking about how we celebrate Easter because Jesus died on the cross, but came back alive. And bunnies, eggs and candy are just some of the WAYS we celebrate. We are going to try our Empty Tomb Cookies again this year, and hope they turn out better.


granny martin said...

Your pics remind me of the springs in Washington State, full of green grass,daffodils, dandelions,rain boots,snails, and kids! What great times - so glad the girls are 'exploring' outside! Cailyn has grown so much!

Marian Frizzell said...

huge smile for this post. Especially for the picture of Cailyn being thrown over the house... haha.