New Beginnings

April 4, 2010

So, Tanner did have a urinary tract infection. Mercifully, we didn’t have to go to the ER. The oxycodone held her over until morning and we were able to drop by the pediatrician instead. She is on a course of antibiotics and feels fine now. But first, we went to the Easter Egg hunt at our church. It was really fun and the kids had a great time.

Ready to hunt some eggs

Then, I ran away, as promised. I didn’t actually go to a movie, but I did shop (okay, for the kids, but it was still shopping). The important thing was that I was gone for hours and came back feeling much, much better. We grilled up some dinner and ate outside (it was such a beautiful day) then, dyed Easter eggs and wrote notes to leave for the Bunny. Tanner finally went to bed on time. The terror seems to have subsided and she got a good night’s sleep. And, I got to sleep in my own bed.

This morning, Tanner was up at 6:20 rearing to go to hunt those eggs. We woke Jake and they had a big egg hunt and ate chocolate for breakfast. It’s not Easter unless we’re all eating Peeps and Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs before 7 am.

Then, drumroll please… we went to church… for the first time in 10 months. It was wonderful. The service was beautiful and Tanner was so cute singing along with the music. Jake made sure to let the entire congregation know (more than once) that he got a Batman and Mr. Freeze in his Easter basket. We went to breakfast at Cracker Barrel on the way home, so it was a really nice morning.

In their Easter Finery

We spent almost the entire rest of the day outside. We played with neighbor kids and did some yard work and just, generally, enjoyed the beautiful weather.

So, I feel renewed and ready to face a week of spring break. We’ll make the most of it. We have plans to swim, have play dates and maybe, just maybe, go to the zoo (although that may be too crowded to venture forth).

Happy Easter!

Love,
Beth

5 thoughts on “New Beginnings

  1. I love their Easter picture! I’m so glad you got a break. It’s amazing how refreshing it can be to just get away.

    We went to church for the first time today, too! (Okay, John’s been going to church, obviously, but Becca and I went.) We’ve got a few more weeks in isolation, but, c’mon, it’s Easter. We got there a few minutes late and left a few minutes early, but we all had a great time!

    Easter is a good time for new beginnings!

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