Travis and Jeanie came down from Seattle for Easter weekend, primarily because I am pretty much the only one in the family who hadn't met Jewell yet. She is an adorable little baby! Plus, it's always more fun at holidays to be around family. Friday was mostly spent chilling, though Mr N and I managed to give more money to Target. Saturday the boys went fishing. Jeanie and I ventured to the bookstore with 2.5 children. Jewell doesn't like driving in town, but everything went fine. I picked up a Rachael Ray 30-minute meals cookbook, since most of the recipes I make right now take about an hour, and I just don't think I'll be up to that once I have the baby.
When Mr N and Travis got home, we had the Easter egg hunt. (Sunday's forecast was rain, plus it just fit better with our schedule.)
Miss E quickly caught on to the whole idea, as you can see from the above picture!
I loved snuggling up with little Jewell, who is such a sweetie. She is almost two months old in this picture. And yes, she has red hair! Her dad is blond, her mom is brunette. Not sure about the postman...
Miss E sizing up the baby. She actually did pretty well around her, and with coaching would pat Jewell on the head, or point out her body parts. She does however have no concept of being quiet when the baby is sleeping, which will probably be an issue once Baby #2 is born.
Here are the girls in their cute Easter dresses. Um, yeah, totally lousy shot of Jewell's. I think Travis has a better one on his blog. In fact, also lousy one of Miss E's. Oh well. It's cute, take my word for it. It has a little bunny and many flowers. Courtesy of Grandma J! Thanks!
Sunday afternoon Mr N's parents were able to come over. (They are spending spring break in Seaside.) So Grandma N got to be entertained by her active toddler granddaughter, and hold her serene baby granddaughter.
I love this picture - she looks so absolutely innocent.
Dinner turned out quite well. Everyone helped, which was great, since, you know, I am eight months pregnant. We had a glazed half ham, steamed asparagus, salad, and crusty French bread. Mr N's parents brought New York cheesecake and fresh strawberries for a delicious dessert.
Travis, Jeanie & Jewell left around 3 pm so they could make it back to Seattle at a decent hour. After they left, Miss E switched into major "show off" mode, which was hilarious. Her grandparents have mostly just seen her at their house, where she is reserved and clingy due to the unfamiliar surroundings. In the comfort of her own home, she really turned on the charm.
And decided Mr N's socks would be an awesome accessory.
This Easter was very enjoyable! It was certainly more fun than if had just been Mr N, Miss E and me.