My crazy boys didn't care that the water was freezing (they are just like Aaron in that way! :) and all wanted to get their bathers on and have a splash in the water.
Ty and Cade joined us on the beach for a while for a kick of the footy. It was so nice to see Cade as he had been away for two years away in Japan on his mission for our church, and has been back for a month or so. After Aaron passed away he sent me a lovely letter and it meant so much to hear from him.
They came back with a few flathead, but Jay was disappointed as it was his first time on the boat that he didn't catch anything. Poor Chrish was wet and freezing when they got back, so we quickly headed home to warm up. While Chrish's clothes were being washed and dried I gave him some of Aaron's clothes to wear. He is a big Adelaide Crows supporter so wasn't really happy to be wearing Aaron's Hawks hoodie, but didn't complain too much as it was warm, and he was freezing. Deep down I think he's really a Hawthorn lover and would love to change for Aaron, except he knows Aaron would go off about him jumping on to another team, as Aaron loved loyalty to your team - even if you don't go for Hawthorn.
It was nice to have such a lovely Easter weekend with the family, even as hard as it was to have our first one without Aaron and Noah. I kept thinking of all the things Aaron would be loving - the bonfire, watching the footy on TV with Chrish, the beach, fishing on the boat and kicking the footy around. It's still so hard to believe that he's never coming back. It's still hard to believe that Noah isn't here. It's still hard to believe that we have had our first Easter without the both of them.