Tuesday, March 25, 2008

We had a great Easter weekend. It started out Thursday night with dying eggs. Matt came over to join us. The process began nice and clean but by the time they were done their hands were covered. They had fun and we have more than enough eggs to make egg salad sandwiches. My favorite.

Saturday morning we went to our park for an Easter egg hunt. A Nazarene church puts it on and they had 14,000 eggs there for 4 age groups. That's a lot of eggs. We decided to go to Saturday night service so we could sleep in and enjoy our Sunday morning. I couldn't believe how packed it was. There were over 400 people in a service that usually has maybe 60? Stephanie sang Lord, You're Holy with the choir and it was awesome! Gave me chills. Afterward was the kids went to their second egg hunt. I tried to get some pictures of the three kids but Austin was less than cooperative due to a sleepover the night before. I got a few good ones of Emily and Tay and then made Austin pose for a few. Doesn't he look happy?

Sunday morning I made our traditional bunny and chick pancakes. I almost didn't make them this year because even thought I love making them I didn't think the kids really paid attention to them. I was so excited when Taylor and Em both asked if I was making them. Guess they did notice. Austin had another sleepover so he could help at the egg hunt at church and came home with my parents. He wasn't here Easter pancakes or for his basket but don't worry, the Easter bunny left his basket on his bed for him to find when he got home. After breakfast it was time to get ready for lunch. I had done most of the prep the night before since I hate rushing around trying to get it done last minute so there wasn't a lot to do. Mostly just vacuum and put the ham in. We had a much smaller group this year which, Rob and I agreed, was so nice. We hosted my parents, Rodger and Terry, Jim and Theresa, and Kris and Melissa. And there were only seven kids. Much more manageable than last years brood. We had a nice lunch and the kids got their third and final egg hunt. Suffice it to say they have enough of candy. More than enough candy.

Now I get to entertain them for spring break. Goody. Yesterday was OK but today didn't start out that great. Taylor went to get the milk out of the fridge and spilled an ENTIRE pitcher of tea on the floor. Bring on the fun.


SPARKY said...

thanks for the compliment sista. you're right. the choir rocked. i'm so proud of how far we've come.
looks like you guys had fun. we had a nice day too. did a little egg huntin ourselves. we'll be there next year with our bells on. guess i'm gonna have to start our egg hunting training a little sooner. we have some maneuvers we've got to master before sending the boy out on the field :O)
btw..saturday service is now, typically, up to over 200 on average. sweet eh. just thought i'd fill you in.

jen k said...

I love Emily's dress. I want to get that for Abby. Sounds like a nice Easter! The pancakes are pretty cute too. We were in such a rush that morning that my kids got pop tarts!! :)

Kelly said...

It sounds like you guys had a nice day. My boys would love the chick and bunny pancakes. They've started asking for things like aliens and giraffes.
Have a fun Spring Break!

Dionna said...

You do such a great job of making the holidays special for your family.

sam said...

Love the color dyed hands! :) Looks like a fun Easter!

andrea said...

Sounds like a great Easter! I knew that the Saturday sevice was up to about 200 but 400 on Easter?! That's awesome!

Hope you're having a great Spring Break!!