This week started with Easter and ended with the start of our spring break trip to Florida.
For the third year in a row, we spent Easter with Matt's brother and his family in New Jersey.The Easter Bunny didn't deliver the baskets first thing in the morning since he (she?) knew the kids, ranging in age from 1 to 13, wouldn't all wake up at the same time, but he did leave a note. When everyone was awake the girls - all seven of them - went down to the basement to try to encourage the bunny to return more quickly with the baskets. While they were down there they worked hard on creating an Easter cheer. Their efforts paid off and the Easter Bunny did in fact return with baskets full of goodies.
Next it was time to head to the backyard to hunt for eggs.
After Easter the focus turned to preparations for spring break.
Packing for four people takes a great deal of planning and organization. Thankfully Matt knows how to fend for himself in that department.
Saturday was our first day at the beach.
I think this was the only time during our trip that Lucy voluntarily sat on the bare sand. It looks like she is playing in the sand but she actually never touched the sand with her hands; she is splashing in a giant bucket of ocean water here.
She asked Matt to stand at the ocean's edge while holding her, then promptly fell fast asleep.
A late lunch break back at the condo before heading down to the pool.
Claire and I during dinner in Seaside.
For better or worse, plenty more vacation photos are coming up in week 16...