After Mass and the Egg Hunt, we came home and enjoyed candy, candy, and more candy. The children donned playclothes and sweatshirts and headed outside to play. (The Easter Bunny brought roller blades for the girls, and skateboards for the boys - they were all SO excited !!)
At 5p Grandpa Beck and our friend (from church) Mr. Ray Santagata came to share Easter dinner with us. It had been a week or so since we had seen Grandpa so the children were excited he came to visit. And Mr. Santagata is a retired electrician who checked our new house prior to us moving in, and who has befriended all of us. We were thrilled to hear his interesting stories today - how his parents came from Italy, and he was born in 1925, and he was in the middle of 10 children in his family growing up, and he was on active duty and served on IwoJima (brought to increased public interest lately by the book and movie called Flags of Our Fathers) .... it was a most interesting day.
For dinner we had ham, scalloped potatoes, rolls with butter, brocolli and cheese, greenbeans, corn, cranberry sauce, and deviled eggs. And for dessert we had chocoalte cake, strawberry-covered cheese cake, and Turtle cheese cake. YUMMY !! A bit smaller than our usual "Holiday Feast" (as the children call it - HA !) but a lovely dinner none the less.
Daisy and Bella had a little bit of Ham .... the chickens got some veggies ... Cocoa (the rabbit) for some celery and carrot .... the cats got some ham drippings. All creatures great and small are happy ... and have full tummies !!
We had a wonderful Easter .... and as we rest tonight we are so very thankful for all of the blessings God has bestowed on us. Praise the Lord !!
Photo 1: Grandpa Beck, Mr. Ray Santagata, and the 6 cherubs during our visit this afternoon.