Hope you are all enjoying this gorgeous sunshine and Spring weather!
I am up to my eyeballs in busy-ness preparing for this and the following weekends. Even so, I wanted to take some time out to talk about our annual Easter Egg Hunt. The party is this Sunday, and it will be our fifth anniversary hosting! I almost had to pass up on putting it together, because our lives have been just so busy with all the festivities surrounding us, but when I approached the girls about it not happening they insisted we find the time. hah
So… Palm Sunday it is! Thankfully, everyone will be able to make it even with it being planned so last minute! YAY!
FIVE YEARS! Can you believe it!?
We started this Easter tradition back in 2009, when my sister, Piera, visited from Italy for my parents’ 40th wedding anniversary bash. Since she was here a short time with her husband and our new niece, whom none of us outside of my parents had met yet!, I figured it was a great opportunity to kick off Spring making memories with her here! It was a wonderful time and so many sweet memories were made!
So..as you may see what I am alluding to.. on this coming 5th Anniversary, I am sharing some of the highlights of that very first year’s events. For most of our kids it was their very first egg hunt. With them all so little, we had the hunt indoors, and it was the first time we had our furry hopping visitor at our house!
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The girls excited for the party to start!
Ha how the place used to look! Wow.
Collecting eggs (indoors cause the weather was miffy)
Looking for eggs!
Opening the goodies-yum!
Then…Our youngest spotted the Easter Bunny.
Where has the time gone?
First up for photos..my niece from Italy. How little was she!!??
My nephew and niece taking a photo with the Bunny.
Our nephew and niece taking their photo.
My sisters BFF’s youngest.
Our oldest loved the Bunny so much!
Our youngest? Well not so much.
So let’s try sitting her sister with her..
Uhm NO THANKS! Imma outta here!
The Graceffa Girls 🙂
Our children don’t remember any of this, but I will never forget it all. My whole family was together celebrating. We had all the grandchildren (those from that time!) together for the first time, too. My niece Marcella and nephew Luca were just babies, under a year, our nephew George seemed like a big boy at that time, but looking back he was so little. Gah, the time, guys, it’s flying. My girls were so beautiful that little in those dresses. If I could only go back for a minute. 😦
Ok ok, enough of me getting sappy.
Here are some more highlights of years past!
Spotting eggs left and right!
Oh look! The Bunny is coming!
But then, someone spots the Bunny!
Our oldest loving the Big Guy!
A new addition to our family came this year!
My sister in law and the bunny
and her brother princes.. haha wth?
A small gathering of kids at the gate waiting to run!
My nephew looking so cute!
The lion hunting!
I bought the creepiest bunny masks..and yes Toozy isn’t wearing it. haha LOVE YOU!
Another newbie cousin!
This snapshot literally is a fluke cause she started crying right afterward!!
One more! With me!
Another year we had the hun inside..
Ready for the HUNT!
They had so much fun.
Everyone has grown so much. Not you Tony! haha
My dad and Bunny haha
This fifth year I am so excited to have all my family and dearest friends together celebrating another Easter. I cannot wait for all the new memories this Sunday!