Moving on, we managed to get one Easter family picture this year.
After Church family came over and we had an Easter dinner. Dad cooked a lamb leg on the grill and despite not normally caring for lamb, it was actually pretty good. My Dad on the other hand, LOVES lamb. That's the Croatian in him. He's got a glimmer in eye just preparing it.
After dinner Landon had another Easter Egg hunt which he loved just as much as the one the day before.
He looks bug eyed and I can't stand it. We will have to find something else. On the other hand, almost everything else was a big hit. The two biggest hits were the army men and the water gun. When I say the army men were a hit, I don't just mean with Landon either. Papa took them over right away and taught Landon all about the art of war.
And after Landon fought the battle against Papa's men, won, and grew tired of the army men Daddy and Papa "played" with them on their own debating logistics, accuracy and outcomes. Boys will always be boys.
The water gun, the other wildly popular Easter gift was a small little $0.99 gun perfect for a three year old.
Somehow Landon ended the fight with the biggest gun of all.
Growing up there were many epic water gun fights at our house. I can't remember how many times my Dad and brother and sometimes friends would run around the house, even inside the house, spraying each other and having a blast. It was really fun being able to do the same with my own Son. The water guns my Dad still has are a little old now and even water gun technology has greatly increased in the last 15-20 years. Looking at Target the other day I think I'm going to invest in a mack daddy so next time I can have the upper hand.
Despite all the fun we decided to return home Sunday night so we could celebrate Adam's birthday on Monday in Nashville.
I've realized one upside from living away from family is that the time you do have together is even more cherished than it ever was before. It's by no means better than living nearby, but every time we visit it's a constant weekend of fun, family and love. Easter this year was a great combination of all three. I wouldn't change it for the world.
Oh and since Landon has been around for four Easters now I thought it would be neat to compare each year. The first year unfortunately we have no pictures, but heres an Easter picture of him at 1 and 2 years old. My how they grow!