Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!!! Stand by! Photo explosion in 3...2...1...

This morning I woke up to the sound of rain. Not the pleasant, soothe you to sleep rain, but the pounding, whipping into the glass pane sounds. It had to be around 6:15 or so and we were supposed to get up at 6:45 to get ready for 8:30 mass.

Fortunately, the rain stopped (though it was ominous looking for most of the morning) in time for us to get to mass without incident and the kids were surprisingly well behaved for the extra 35 minutes they had to wait until mass started.

The rest of the day was spent searching for Easter baskets, gorging on the loot, eating an early Easter dinner followed by a hunt outside, which was nice. We postponed the hunt so that the sun could dry out the backyard enough that the kids could enjoy running around looking for eggs.

We came back in and settled in to watch The Ultimate Gift, which was just as awesome the second time as it was the first.

{this is all you get with Miss Tween-soon-to-be-teen}

{Princess Paige and her booty}

{Paige and 'sister' both got stuffed bunnies in their baskets}

{After looking for a WHOLE FIVE MINUTES, Jonathan found his loot behind the book baskets}

{YAY! Drew found his own basket!!}

{We can't really tell - do you think he likes that Peep?}

{"No, Drew. We don't eat candy *with* the wrapper on!"}

Drew's first Easter egg hunt!
The kids were told to give Drew a few minutes so that he could get the gist of the game. He loves to throw most anything, so our biggest challenge was getting him to simply put the egg in the basket. His arm is too fast for my camera. He chucked a few before finally putting them in the basket!

{I'm going to throw this!!!!! Muwahahah your camera is tooooo slow!}

{Oh? I put them in here? Well, if you say so...}

{Two more! I'm getting good at this!}

{Ok, so let me see if I have this right...they go *IN* the basket...AHA!}

{Two more DAD!!! I'm on a roll!}

{Jonathan read the memo wrong. The memo read: "We will be looking for hidden Easter eggs." NOT "We will be HIDING from the Easter eggs." Oh well, he had fun!}

{Is he still trying to hide from those pesky eggs?}

{da kids}

{Almost done!!}

{The casual and yet ever so bored look of the tween bordering teen...YAAAAWN!}

{Paige standin' around...waitin' for eggs to hop in her basket? I think I felt that way once about a fishing trip as a kid}

{Well, may as well give a little sass if she's going to stand around waiting for those eggs to jump in!}





{No worries! He loved all 50 times he was tossed in the air!}


Jennifer @ Conversion Diary said...

What cute pictures!

Just wanted to drop by and say nice to "meet" you after seeing your comment on my blog. I'm so impressed that you were able to get to an early Mass! We were barely able to get to 11:30. :)

Jamie said...

So cute! I love the misread by Jonathan and Paige looked adorable..heck they all looked adorable =)

Jessica Kreitzer said...

It doesn't sound like the Easter bunny made was very challenging with those Easter baskets. He hid Rachel's inside the trash can under the trash bag. Needless to say, it led to some pouts and almost tears before the hints had to come in. A little sad, but amusing. Of course, my kids don't learn because we hid some eggs there for the egg hunt, but they didn't check it until we gave them hints on that egg.
I'll talk to you later today or this week.