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Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter and a Birthday

We arrived a little after noon. Jill was busy in the kitchen. The aroma of good food wafted through the house. Aunt Jan followed us in the door, and the six of us began our family celebration of Spring and renewal on an almost perfect day. 

We shared Easter baskets, a second round for the kids, of course.

Irene received Pusheen slippers from the Easter bunny earlier in the morning. 
We had a delicious dinner of baked ham, twice baked potatoes, asparagus, yummy home baked "Good Morning Buns" , and fruit salad. Of course I forgot to take photos of the pretty table or the food. 

After lingering around the dining table, and eating the chocolate and jelly bean eggs, we sent Grandpa Bunny out to hide eggs while we cleaned up dinner. Then it was time for the egg hunt.

Ready, set, GO!

Mr. Whiskers was a no-go, as he basked in the sun. It was about 65 degrees!

We counted the eggs collected - 48 out of 50-so we searched some more. We found one more, and as Irene laughingly told me, "We'll find the other one in January."

Time to open the eggs, reveal the candy treats and do some swapping. 

Then it was time for birthday gifts! Irene turns 12 today, so we celebrated a day early. She had already had a friends party on Friday. 

Irene reacts to a card I created for her. 
The gift from Aunt Jan was a Pusheen shirt. "Pusheen" was the theme of Irene's birthday this year. For those of you, like me, who are not in the know, Pusheen is a comic strip cat on Facebook who obviously has a big following and is well marketed. 

You may have noticed Irene's own Pusheen, Mr. Whiskers, hanging out, literally, during the activities. 

Oh, boy! New shoes. This not-so-little-anymore girl has not-little feet. 
The cake, of course, was Pusheen.

And then there was more eating!
It was a beautiful day in many ways.  Thank you, Jill, for a lovely Easter and Birthday celebration. 


  1. Lovely party, lovely family.

  2. I can't believe how quickly Irene and Isaac are growing up. Seems like they mature with every post. Happy birthday to Irene. Had to do a web search to learn more about Pusheen!

  3. Looks like you all had a great day. I love those slippers and how the cat made him/herself at home on the umbrella table.

  4. Irene has grown up so fast! She is such a pretty girl and looks very sweet. You have a nice family. Of course, I have never heard of Pusheen. :)

  5. Happy birthday, Irene!!! I love the Pusheen slippers and I wonder if they come big enough for me because I also have large feet ( size 11 no less)

  6. I didn't know Pusheen's name but I know him well. I love Jill's vest, too. :-)

  7. Your family puts effort into things and as a result has lots of fun.

  8. Happy Birthday Irene! She is growing up so fast! :)

  9. Lovely day, lovey party. Those kids have really grown. Happy Easter.

  10. All of a sudden Irene is taller and looking so much older. How does that happen? She's not a little girl any more. Happy Birthday to her.

  11. Your family has a huge talent for celebration -- a Happy Easter and a Happy Birthday.

  12. how fun, we had a quiet day at home alone, hubby grilled t bone steaks on the grill and the weather was lovely...soon it will be too hot. This week I go to visit family up north in UTah where it's cooler and rainy or snowy this time of year.

  13. Irene is a beautiful young woman. She's breathtakingly beautiful. I want that cat! Love the name Mr. Whiskers.

  14. Happy Birthday Irene. Almost a teen and so pretty. Pusheen is new to me also. You all really go all out with the themes. Well done. So glad you got a basket also.

  15. What a wonderful day you all had. Happy birthday to Miss Irene. She is growing into a beautiful young lady. I love the cake! Well done, Jill. Have you found the missing eggs yet? :/

  16. Irene is 12 already? How can that be? Your grandkids are so beautiful and growing so tall and so fast!


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