Here's the birthday boy checking out the giraffes. He thought the baby one was so cute!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
One of the hardest part of being a military family during a deployment is facing holidays alone. Since we were home for the first part of the deployment we had our family there to celebrate with us. But now that we are back in San Diego that support system isn't there. However the blessings of military life include a stand-in "family". So with Easter approaching, I opened our house to a pot-luck Easter dinner & egg hunt.
We had 4 other mommies and their 6 kiddos come to dinner on Easter Sunday. We are so blessed to have such great friends to surround ourselves with and celebrate Easter!
The egg hunt was the highlight of the day for the kiddos! The Easter bunny left a stash of eggs with all the mommies to hide for this egg-tra special hunt with friends!
I think the most memorable thing for the mommies was the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that shook the house pretty well. It was not my first earthquake but for some it was. It was cool at first until it continued & got worse. Then it was a little scary! Nothing was broken, the kids didnt even realize anything was happening, just a few mommies in awe of what had happened.