We started out with an Easter Breakfast with Handsome Son and his new girlfriend, who was delightful.
I wore a truly exuberant Easter Bonnet, with all the frills upon it. It was truly impressive.
Later in the afternoon we went to my cousins' house for lots of chatting, a bit of stuffing our faces with delicious goodies, a few games of Bocce Ball in the spring sunshine for those who could do such things (there was lots of laughing, which was wonderful), and the obligatory group photos.**
In front of the Easter Bonnet there is Lovable Sister and Charming Parent; in the middle - next to the Easter Bonnet - there is Handsome Son (who has enough hair for both of us) and Beloved Husband; and in the back - peering out from behind the Easter Bonnet, which apparently likes to chew up the scenery - is the other Charming Parent.
The Easter Bonnet had a grand time. I did, too.
**And I mean 'obligatory' quite literally. Cousin Mary was very forceful in rounding us up and making us stand still, in all our squinting glory. It wasn't an easy job, but she was determined. She'd make a fantastic General. Thanks, Mary - we grumped about it at the time, but we're awfully grateful for the photos now!!
And many, many thanks to Mark and Polly for hosting the event. You pulled it all together brilliantly, as always - we never take that for granted. I am very, very lucky to be part of your family!