Easter is our favorite holiday of the year! This year at church we heard a wonderful sermon on the resurrection of Christ as the single most important and unique moment in history, and then we came home and opened our Easter baskets. Nathan gave me a beautiful hanging flower basket, so once the weather warms up, we can hang it on the front porch. Then we had lunch with several friends, and Z had an Easter egg hunt! Since he was really the only little kid hunting, he found a zillion eggs! When the hunt was over he said, "Mama, that was the best Easter egg hunt ever!"
Saturday, 23 April 2011
Yesterday we all went to the Washington Pavilion. The Pavilion houses several art galleries, an Imax Theater, a science discovery center, and various theaters. It's a great place in Sioux Falls. After spending an hour or so in the Discovery Center, we moved over to the children's art room, which is a place where kids can do arts and crafts and other activities. In the room is a big replica of the painting "The Scream" with the mouth cut out. The kids are supposed to throw little bean bags at the painting and try to get them in the mouth. After watching Nathan do this for a few minutes, Z started working at it. Every time he threw a bean bag at the painting he'd scream "Eat it! Eat it!" Ah . . . art appreciation!
Monday, 4 April 2011
Eden Hitchcock arrived in the outside world on Friday, March 25 at 12:32 p.m. after a scheduled c-section. We checked into the hospital at 10:00 and were in the recovery room by 1:15. She weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and measured 20 and 1/2 inches. Below are some pictures of her first few days.
For the last three years Nathan has been regretful of the fact that he did not take a good, hard look at the placenta when Z was born. So this time he took a picture to preserve the moment. Our doctor said it was the first time she'd ever seen a dad take a picture of the placenta.