We started off with June running outside to see what had grown from when she and Grammy planted jelly beans in the back yard. (Word on the street was that something would pop up on Easter if you watered them!) To her delight, she found this was true!
(Thanks, Judy, for planting the jelly beans! This was a really cute thing for June to enjoy!)
There was a quick hunt in the house for Easter baskets... And Bennett did NOT want to smile for a picture.
Then it was time for the egg hunt in the back yard!
June got the Golden Egg this year! I told her she could hand it in for $5 but she didn't want to because it was too special to her. So instead she just hugged it to her body for about 3 days.
We took a little drive out to Amador county, which is the lesser known wine region so close to us (Napa being the other, of course). The kids took zero naps, so we sort of crossed our fingers hoping for a good time.
We spent the day with our good friends who also don't have any family that live in Sacramento. This allows us to hang out together on a day that is normally spent with relatives! We went to the Andis Winery and had a lovely picnic and some wine tasting. Shannon and I did a tasting while the guys fed the kids, then we switched.
There were lots of little games and activities the kids could get into...some intentional and some not.
One spot the kids kept wanting to go back to check out was the far side of the winery, where there was an orange tractor and a goose who had set up her nest right on the edge of the parking lot. (Lord knows why, it was sort of a high-foot-traffic area!) Anyway, the goose was a little anxious around us at first but came to not mind us once she realized we were only there for the tractor and bar to swing from.
You can see the goose in the upper right-hand corner of this photo.
It really was a day about as good as I could imagine. Perfect weather, great food, the kids were well-behaved but enjoying themselves, chilled wine, good friends.
I hope you all had a great Easter as well!