Even though they say mythical figures like the Easter Bunny and Santa don't come when little boys don't go to sleep, the Easter Bunny risked it all and came to our house last night despite the fact that James was awake for much of the night.
He brought pirate hats for the big boys. There was much ARRRGH-ing and CAPTAIN CHARLIE! And CAPTAIN WES! And NO, I'M THE CAPTAIN! NO ME!! And then they procured James's Easter basket to use as a net to collect their GOLD (yellow Easter eggs).
James says "I swear I had a Reese Egg in here a few minutes ago. What gives?" (He's going to HARRRR-VARRRRD)
EB also brought him a toy and a shovel and a new bowl just the right size for the mashed banana he will be enjoying in a couple of months. Can't have too many shovels in this house. Also, he's a roller! Mostly back to front with the occasional front to back thrown in just to keep us guessing.
When everyone was good and sugared up, we took them to church and made them sit quietly for an hour. It was packed for the holiday and we were so lucky to be squeezed into a pew with dear friends of ours. Wes made it through half the service before being shuttled to the nursery after I wouldn't let him scribble in the attendance register and he bit me in retaliation (ARRRGH!).
After church we headed to my parents' house for a wonderful Easter dinner on the porch. We had ham, homemade mac and cheese, asparagus, Chinese coleslaw, and Peep Cupcakes. The kids had an egg hunt and scavenger hunt inside and after dinner amused themselves by practicing their casting skills off the deck with the big cousins. I think there's a Texas Country song in this somewhere. Or a Jeff Foxworthy joke.