With the move to Pittsburgh, we are now about 9 hours from her home in Nashville, but we're used to driving to visit family. Jonathan and DeAnn thought they'd like to tag along, too, which is great since Marc and Marcy's kids don't know many of their Green cousins. My kids only had 2 days off for "Easter weekend" (what kind of school district doesn't take a real Spring Break?!), so we drove out on Thursday, stayed in a hotel that night, and arrived in Nashville for lunch on Friday. (Brilliant, on our part, since Jonathan and DeAnn did the whole drive on Friday and got stuck for hours in traffic)
It was a fun, and essentially simple weekend. Our main goal was to see baby Ella and let the cousins play, and we happened to squeeze in an Easter egg hunt at a local church (free rides, free eggs, free cotton candy...and no mess or hassle for us. I like it!), a trip to the recreated Parthenon at Centennial Park (and some frisbee), and a birthday celebration for Jonathan and Rachel, who both have April Fool's birthdays.
We drove back on Monday, with a lunch stop at Red Robin, where the waiters sang and Rachel got free ice cream. We also gave her a Kindle reader for her birthday, which she didn't think we'd ever do.
The egg hunt:
I just like this picture, because it looks like DeAnn has a bunny tail :)