Happy Easter

What a great (but busy) weekend! Friday night started with Christopher going to a birthday party and Colleen spending the night at a friend’s house. Saturday was the annual neighborhood egg-hunt. The people across the street host a huge party – the egg hunt starts at 10:00 a.m., bloody-mary’s come out at 11:00 a.m., and I think the last people left his house around midnight this year. He says the sign of a good party is when you serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner! It was a great time hanging out with neighbors and sitting in the sun. We stayed until after 3:00 p.m. this year – a new record for us. The kids had a blast. The Easter Bunny visits every year and I guestimated easily over 2000 plastic eggs (filled with candy or a toy) covering two lawns. Today the kids sang in church and then we went to another neighbor’s house who had several families over. Another relaxing afternoon catching up on things with people who have been hidden all winter. The only thing that would have made the weekend better would have been Tiger pulling off a big come-from-behind victory.

I counted that just in our 3 baskets we had about 120 plasic eggs.

The face painting got a bit wild this year. Christopher and one of his friends both got the same thing done and looked like a duo to be reckoned with.

Colleen and her friends were left alone at the face painting table…and had fun decorating each other…looks like the work of a fraternity prank…

Christopher decided this year that he was going to sleep downstairs on the chairs in the kitchen and catch the Easter Bunny in the act. He had two hard kitchen chairs pulled together with his blanket on them. I managed to talk him into at least sleeping on the couch downstairs. Well…here he is at midnight…he’ll have to catch the Easter Bunny next year I guess 🙂

I’m not sure how it happened because I won’t ever be part of a family that has to dress itself in the same color for holiday photos. Not a chance. But somehow we all ended up green this year…I’ll make sure to coordinate so we are uncoordinated next year. Happy St. Paddies day 😉

3 Responses to “Happy Easter”

  1. Aunt Katherine says:

    You guys are such a great looking family! I love the idea of a neighborhood party… too bad our neighborhood only consists of 4 houses though. Erik, Sarah and I were all dressed up for church, and on our way out the door when Sarah decided to spit-up/puke all over Erik and herself. We were already late for church, so they stayed home and I went by myself. I bet they were high-fiving each other as I drove away. Happy Easter!!

  2. Grandpa T says:

    Amazing the Easter bunny could drop that many eggs off, hang around for photos and still have time to visit all the other kids in the world. He/she must have some helpers. You estimated 2,000 plastic eggs. What is your estimate of people? Looks like it really brings a crowd and looks like it’s a lot of fun for everyone. That’s nice your neighborhood gets together like that – especially after a long winter and not seeing everyone for a while.

    Hope your kids sang at church before they had their faces painted and hope it wasn’t too hard to wash off. I like the paint jobs though.

    Also like the family photos – the one with the bunny and the St. Paddie’s day one. Nice looking family. Good thing you got the photo with the bunny before the face painting.

    Maybe Christopher should ask the Easter Bunny to draw a picture of his/herself. Better yet, when the time comes, he could ask the tooth fairy to draw a picture of herself (that was a real stumper for me!).

  3. Dave T says:

    That’s too bad about Sarah puking – I’m sure Erik was squeezing her just right to get out of church! I’m not sure how many people show up – a lot! We’re just happy when the Tooth Fairy doesn’t forget to come to our house – maybe drawing a picture of herself would be a good reminder for her.

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