Life in the A-Frame

Life in the A-Frame

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter, Texas style

Here are a few scenes from a great Easter weekend. Mike barbequed on Friday and on Saturday, we had our traditional egg hunt and fish fry. As you can tell, at Granny's house, all the grandkids participate whether they are 11 (the youngest) or in their 20's.Big boys trade candy among themselves. Apparently, Reese's peanut butter eggs are highly prized. Note the cowboy boots and shorts on one of my nephews. It isn't a fashion statement but standard dress when using a boat in the creek to check the fishing lines.

My brother-in- law and my 2 sisters prepare for frying the fish outdoors.

Mike grabs a quick nap while waiting for everyone to arrive for the egg hunt.

The youngest grandchild hunts next to the 2nd oldest one.

I snapped this picture of the new baby calf peeking from behind the mother. It is so blurry because we had all piled on a trailer being pulled by a tractor. It is such a fun way to ride down to the creek and look around.

Some of the boys used the boat to check the fishing lines they set in the creek. The creek had enough water to use the boat even though they had to all get out and pull the boat over a log at one point. The fishing was fun but no fish were caught this weekend.
It was a beautiful weekend, cool enough to enjoy a fire in the firepit, and the rain held off long enough to fry fish and hunt eggs. It was a true Texas, country celebration.


Calming Scents said...

Your family looks amazing! I would say you are surely blessed huh? What a great time it looks like you all had. i would love to have a creek myself and grandkids could play in. Of course I would be afraid of crabby critters.

KathyB. said...

What a fun, fun day! Family, food, fishing, frying,.....( by the way, if you caught no fish, what DID you fry up?) Isn't it sweet how serious even the big boys are about candy?

rosemarie said...

looks like you and your family had a great easter,i wish we could have easter outside ,but here in wis.its to cold..i just loved everything you were all doing,im coming by next

Hot Belly Mama said...

What a fun weekend! I love the "big boys" trading candy. Hilarious! Also love the strawberries below! Yum!

Have a beautiful day!

Colored With Memories said...

wow, i'm a texan, and i'm embarrased over our easter celebration now...yours was TRULY TEXAS style...a fun time had by all!

MamaHen Em said...

What a great way to celebrate! Everyone looks like they had soooo much fun! I especially love that ALL the kids hunt eggs, no matter their ages!