Sunday, April 12, 2009

A most blessed Easter and Birthday!

In addition to being Easter, today is our son P's 8th birthday!

His "Big" gift was this "grown up" radio control car that his dad picked out.

Dave and P have been playing with it most of the day (during chargings we have been able to spend some time with them).

If you can see who is holding the remote, you can see who I think the "gift" is actually for!!!

In addition to racing cars, we also spent some quality time together as a family - big Easter breakfast, Church, a glorious Easter Dinner of home made pizza (P's birthday dinner request - I think we now have a new Easter tradition on our hands) and watching a movie together... Cheaper by the Dozen 2. It is a good family movie that always makes me look forward to the lake season that I hope is just around the corner.

We also "tackled" a long overdue project. My cousin Lori has a section of her living room wall - oops now her studio - lucky girl - lined with self portraits (view her post here) of their immediate family and various extended family members and friends. She had asked us about 3 years ago to do ours and send them to her. She even gave us the canvases, and they have sat in my linen closet since then (don't even ask why they have been in the linen closet for 3 years). But with no big plans this Easter Sunday, I decided that since we were all together (and I had just spied the canvases when I was getting clean sheets the other day),that today was the day...

So here in all their glory are our self portraits... Well, just a sneak peak, since I am sending them to her in the mail this week and want there to be some surprise...

I don't think we will win any art awards or any of us be considered the next great "master", but we had fun laughing at ourselves and spending time together... "making memories" as Dave always says. I think Dave is the only one who has an actual nose. That part really stumped us!

Hope you and yours had as great a day as we had!


Jenni Vorderman said...

Happy Birthday Pat! Love, Love, Love the shot of Dave & Pat on the driveway!

Lori McDonough said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy, Patrick!!!!!!
I'm sooooooooooooooooo happy you spent the day painting together! I cannot wait to get my package! I had even forgotten that I gave you the canvases. I can't wait to hang them up!!!!!! Hooray!!! I've missed you, too. So happy to see you guys had a wonderful vacay. Loved all the pictures. You Cerajewskis really know how to have fun! xoxo...Happy Easter!