Friday, April 17, 2009

Easter in Michigan!

This year, even though we were far away from most of our relatives, Kevin, Brooklyn and I were able to travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan to spend Easter with Brian, Natalie, Wes, and Sydney! Woohoo!

We got in late on Friday and chatted a little before heading off to bed. On Saturday we got up early and had an amazing breakfast (created with the combined efforts of both Brian and Natalie). Then we went to the mall with the kids to a free petting zoo. It was small but the kids still loved it!After the petting zoo, we headed back to the clubhouse by the Hanks home and participated in an Easter egg hunt, a pizza luncheon, and then hung out with the Easter Bunny himself! Brooklyn thought he was great and I was surprised that she wasn't scared of him. During the Easter egg hunt she found 2 eggs by herself and then was given 2 from a little girl who had clobbered her earlier and felt bad about it.

After some naps, Kevin and Brian took the kids to the park behind the house and taught Brooklyn how to play basketball. The kids also were able to run out their energy, play with big dogs, and swing like superman!

You can see in this picture that Brooklyn plays basket ball exactly like her mom...too bad!

Here is Brian teaching Brooklyn the finer skills of being a basket ball player.
I think Brooklyn really looks like superman in this picture! Wes is looking pretty buff himself! Who else do you know that can swing and carry a train at the same time?!

Other parts of the trip included dying Easter eggs (all of which were smashed within 5 minutes after they dried), opening Easter baskets, touring Brian's school (and getting AWESOME souvenirs complementary of Brian), shopping with Natalie, and eating some of the BEST food I've ever had in my life!

On Sunday morning before we left, we were able to get a few pictures of the little cousins all dressed in their Easter best! I tried to load a slide show but it didn't work, so I'll try to add it next. Well, we had a blast with the Michigan Hanks Family and are SUPER glad that they live close enough to play with us! Thanks again guys for a terrific Easter weekend! We love you!


Rachel said...

I LOVE her piggies!!!

Ioane said...

Oh it looks like you guys had so much fun. She is such a cutie. I can't believe how fast she went from baby to toddler. Can't wait to see you in a few weeks. Thanks for finally posting.

Beccarigg said...

That's so awesome that you got to spend Easter with family. I seriously can't get over how dang cute Brooklyn is. Ridiculous!