It’s hard to believe we have lived two decades in this big old house. Where do the years go? So many memories – and now another generation of little feet pitter-pattering across the floor. How lucky we are!
We are usually in NYC on Easter, freezing while we break out spring clothes in winter weather.
We usually spend Easter with this crew but Angie, Taylor, Thomas and James celebrated without us this year. We missed them!
But this year we stayed in California for the holiday. Our Easter Parade began on Saturday when Tina, John and girls came up from Newport Beach to spend Easter with us and the chickens. The chickens wish they would stay here forever, as there was lots of scratch and many cups of shredded cheese bestowed upon the flock.
Evie and Viv taught Caleigh the ropes of being a flock keeper. Luna was happy to oblige.
Caleigh quickly became a chicken expert.
Grandpa helped, too. Notice his t-shirt, a Christmas gift from Tina.
Evie, Viv and Caleigh in the coop.
We even found the chickens in the house! They like having the girls in charge!
But it wasn’t all about chickens. Some of it was about the eggs:
These girls know their way around the egg dye.
The weather was so beautiful that we had our pre-Easter spaghetti dinner on the terrace Saturday evening.
Tina and the Easter Bunny were in collusion to give the girls the most fantastical Easter imaginable. What a fun Easter morning!
Caleigh caught on very quickly to the Easter traditions!
Viv, Caleigh and Evie with all the eggs they found.
We all went to church after the egg hunt:
John and Viv at church on Easter Sunday
And then we went to brunch:
Yes, there was chocolate.
Alexandra and Andy joined us for brunch. They’ll be having their own little bunny soon!
Closest we came to a family photo.
Then we came home for a swim and some more chicken work:
Tea party at the pool with Tina and girls.
We can’t get enough of this one!
Somehow, the chickens even ended up at the pool: Viv, Ev and Pippa.
And for three entire days, these two weren’t the center of attention. Shocking!
Before Caleigh went to sleep that night she showed us that she knows all her ABC’s!
And the girls enjoyed Granny’s sweet rolls before they left.
Such a fun Easter for us! I’m still a little tired out from watching how hard Tina and John work to keep their three little bunnies so happy. Such a beautiful family!