Wednesday, April 25, 2012

So That Happened: Easter 2012

Bates' first Easter was a fun one!  My dad, stepmom, half sister, and half brother came into town for the weekend to celebrate the holiday and meet the little man.  Sometimes it's hard for Jonathan and I to figure out what to do with them (since the typical agenda of 17 and 18 years olds nowadays is: hang out with friends, text with friends, email with friends, get the point; family time is low on the list).  But I think all in all, we had a great time!

They got in bright and early on Friday since they took the 6am flight.  That afternoon, we decided to brave the crowds for Bates' first trip to the zoo!  The weather was wonderful - sunny and a little chilly - and we enjoyed walking around a little bit.  Bates slept the whole time loved it!
After zoo-ing, we had lunch at Fino's and dinner at Central BBQ (they had to get some BBQ while in town).  With such great weather, we also enjoyed some brews on our deck.

Saturday afternoon, my half brother needed to stay home to work on a paper for school, so the rest of us went to lunch at Cheffie's and then went to Shelby Farms to walk around.  I like taking out of town people to Shelby Farms since it's such a cool place and isn't exactly what you'd expect to find in Memphis.  We had a nice walk around the lake.  After that, the boys went home to watch golf and the girls went out to Saddle Creek to do some birthday shopping for me.  How great!  I got a cute diaper bag from Vera Bradley (which I've been eyeing for awhile) and a new skirt.  Score!

That night we had dinner at Boscos and followed it with some YoLo.  Bates pretty much melted down in YoLo, but other than that, it was a nice night. :)

Easter Sunday was wonderful.  Our church does a beautiful service with full choir and brass and a church sing-a-long of the Hallelujah Chorus.  After that we headed to my in-law's house for a delicious brunch.  Their flight was in the afternoon, so they left after lunch.

All in all, it was a great weekend and I was so glad they got to meet Bates.

We didn't take too many pictures...but here's Grandpa Garry with Bates:
(In regards to the George Hamilton situation with my dad: they'd just been on a cruise for a week.  He's not normally that tan.)

Grandma Nancy with Bates:
Easter Outfit #1:
Uncle Jeff with Bates:
(Getting used to holding a that head!)

Our stellar family pic taken on Easter in my in-law's backyard:
And our cutie little guy:
Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of Aunt Katie with Bates.  But we'll get some when we're in Ohio in a couple months.


katie said...

such sweet pictures!

LB said...

yeah love the pics! bates' easter outfit was awesome, what a cutie. how does grandpa garr feel about being a grandpa?!