Tuesday, April 2, 2013

easter highlights.

We went to the neighborhood flashlight egg hunt. It was a total blast, and such a fun idea. The babies stayed home to sleep, and I just took Savannah. I was glad that a couple of ladies take on the task of organizing this for everyone, it will be something we will look forward to doing every year.
I decided to add some fun traditions to our Easter celebrations. We planted the jelly beans and watched them grow into lollipops Easter morning. It was a hit with the kids, and I think that silly bunny will try some different candy next year to throw them off a little.
The bunny also left a surprise for the kids in the toilet. Savannah was completely grossed out, but Devin thought it was hilarious. That right there is the difference between a toddler boy and an 8 year old girl.
We mixed things up with our hunt. A long time ago one of my coworkers did a string maze for her kid to find the contents of the Easter basket. I finally have a couple of kids that are old enough for this, and we went for it. I'll be honest, Devin got distracted...and had a hard time. He wanted to do it, but we would still be waiting today if we let him continue winding up that string. Savannah proclaimed this to be the best Easter ever...so I think we did a good job. Although I did forget a huge bag of goodies that I had hiding, and Paul told me I stunk at this gig. We surprised the kids later with that later, and just told them it was from us.
I think what we all enjoyed the most is being outside for hours, feeling the sunshine on our faces. Spilled bubbles down the driveway, little sidewalk chalk feet all over, lots of band aids and baths, digging for worms, setting up a bowling alley down the sidewalk, and water balloon fights.
In holidays past I have missed having family around, feeling like it was a little lonely with just us and too quiet. Just us has turned in to 5, and those feelings are long gone. We have become a rowdy crowd, and I may wish for more moments of it being quiet.

If only a weekend like this could last forever.


kendahl said...

You are such a great mom, and your family is ridiculously cute. I sometimes wish I could go back in time to where Hailey would still have fun with things like planting jelly beans. She's entirely too old for things like that now.

Jaymerz said...

You are such a fun Mom!! I used to be sad not getting to spend time with family on holidays, but the older my kids have gotten the more I enjoy just doing our thing at home.

Krystal said...

looks like it was a great day. You have such a cute lil' family :) And I LOVE your dress... you look gorgeous, Von!!

Emily said...

I love the idea of planting the jelly beans and following the string to find Easter basket contents. I think we'll try that next year.

P.S. Absolutely beautiful family!

joycefparry@gmail.com said...

You look so good and your family is beautiful!

Jamie Newman said...

LOVE the kid's Easter outfits! You all look so cute. Savannah looks great in her glasses too.