4.10.2012

Happy Easter

We had a nice, albeit very busy, Easter weekend.  Saturday I crammed a hair appointment and manicure/pedicure appointment in with Jack's soccer and our Easter celebration with my mom's family.  Since Jason had to work basically all morning and early afternoon, Grandma Clayton came to the rescue and watched the boys while I ran around like a crazy person.

Gibler Easter was nice and Jack got to do his first of five egg hunts while we were there.


Sunday morning we made plans with the Ashers and Minchers to do a neighbor Easter egg hunt.  Of course, Jack chose that morning to sleep until 8:00 for maybe the third time in his life, so we hurried and found the eggs the Easter Bunny brought to our house, scarfed down some breakfast (meals are not speedy with our little man) and went up to the Minchers' house at 9:00.  Luckily, the Easter Bunny forgot to bring their baskets so we didn't look at those until after we got back to our house, which saved some time in the rushed morning.  Jack really loved all the egg hunting and got really into it.  He was really cute at our house and got so excited with each one he found.
 Love this one - he's looking all around and there's a pink egg right behind him.
 We had to give him a few hints and even when this yellow one was right in front of him, it took him a minute to find it:
 Ah, found it!
The hunt with the neighbors was lots of fun.  There were 60+ eggs for Nathan, Addi and Jack to find in the Minchers' back yard.  They were funny to watch: Jack was a man on a mission running from egg to egg and quickly filling up his basket.  Nathan opened each egg that he found, usually spilling candy in the grass and then taking the time to pick each piece up and place it in his basket.  And then Addi was somewhere in the middle - not quite in the huge hurry Jack was in, but not as leisurely as Nate either.  Oh man, it was cute.  We will definitely make this an annual tradition!  I'm so disappointed because I swore I took a video but there isn't one on my camera so I either dreamt that or it got deleted somehow.  Bummer.



Charlie & Ethan observed the action (Tyson was inside sleeping)






When we got home, we checked out what else the Easter Bunny brought us, and for Jack that was a new big boy bike!!  He's very excited and is already becoming quite the bike rider.




Then Jason left to work for a little bit, and Charlie went to sleep, so Jack and I dyed Easter eggs.  Next year I'd like to get a kit that's a little more fancy than the basic eggs, but it was still fun.  He didn't really grasp the concept of writing on the white egg with white crayon so it would show up later, but he LOVED using the little wand to put the eggs in and take them out of the dye.



After that we quickly (again!) ate lunch, then Jack took a bath and went down for his nap.  By then Charlie was awake so I fed him lunch after Jack went down, then he had his bath and a little while later he was down for another nap.  Jason got home and we quickly got ready, woke the boys up from their naps and we were off to the Lang Easter.

Jack was a lucky guy there because none of the other kids were there (my cousins who have kids all live out of town), so he got to find all 30-40 of the eggs by himself.
We had a nice visit with the family, then headed over to the Knichels for our third and final Easter celebration.  The weather was decent so we sat in the backyard while the kids played on the playground and rode their bikes.  Jack got some practice on his new bike too!


After awhile Paige and Ale (neighbor) came and got the littles for an Easter egg hunt they set up in the front yard.  It was cute, they made Mia, Lily and Jack close their eyes while they led them to the front yard.


This I actually did take a video of - it's cute watching Paige help her cousin find his eggs:
video
Then we took some cousin pictures - love it!!
 Lily wanted a picture with Charlie, but they fell over.  Funny.
 Then Charlie hung out on his tummy for a bit
 Then the girls joined in, but Jack was off playing.  I wish I would have rounded him up because these pictures are so darn cute!
I love Charlie's expression!

 When we got home Jack was going through his nighttime routine while Daddy and I put things away around the house.  When we went into the bathroom to check on him, this is what we found.  Silly goose!
SO, as you can see, it was a very hectic weekend, as are all holidays for us these days.  BUT we had lots of great family time, and it was really fun watching Jack get so excited to find an egg filled with 5 pennies or a small handful of jelly beans.

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