Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

I was a little worried that we were not going to have our traditional Easter Celebration with the egg dying party on Saturday and Brunch, baskets, and egg hunt on Sunday with Aiden not feeling well because of his tonsils and adenoids being removed on Monday. But he is such a little trooper that all went as scheduled.
Saturday the kids came over and we dyed Easter Eggs. Even Jared and Tavein joined us. We tried something new this year. First we did the original dying of the eggs, let them dry and then added oil to the dye and re-dipped the eggs. We got some very interesting marbling on our eggs.

Aiden then went in the living room to visit Taylor and it wasn't very long before he was sound asleep. He doesn't last more than an hour.

This morning I got a call at 8:00 from Aiden telling me the Easter Bunny had come and wondered if he could come over.

When they arrived Aiden found that the Easter Bunny had gone all the way to England to get him a toy that he has been asking for for the last 6 months. Fireman Sam, his fire station and a fire truck. Yes it really did come all the way from England. We ever had a friend exchange our money for pounds so we could pay for it. Jerry's new bookkeeper has a sister in England and she found the toys for us. They are not available in the US.
After Brunch everyone else headed for their baskets.
Tavein looked in hers and only found a card and some eggs. One of the eggs had a message in it that lead her and the kids on a scanvanger hunt to find her gift.
At the end of the hunt she found a small gas barbecue.
Then it was the kids turn to find eggs. This year I did something different because of all the snow we still had made it hard to put candy in the eggs. So each of the kids had to find an egg with their name on it. These eggs contained a dollar bill and a quarter. There was also a golden egg that contained $5.00. Taylor found the golden egg. There were 120 eggs to find and Aiden found the most, 44.
Dad even got to go on a scavenger hunt and found a drill that he has been wanting in the dryer.
After that they all went outside to play with the boy's popguns.
Then we took a group picture.
Hope everyone had a great Easter. Despite snow on the ground it turned out to be a beautiful day here.

1 comment:

Tracie said...

What a fun way to spend Easter! Makes me sad we weren't there. Love ya!