Our Easter festivities started Saturday afternoon when I decided to get off my lazy butt and STOP being such a poop mom so we could dye eggs like all the other blogs I've been visiting. It's not that I don't like being crafty, I do, really. I'm actually a REALLY creative person. You'd just never know it because I hate being creative with kids since I'm so OCD about making messes. It drives me nuts to see messes happening. But whatever, I let go...for the sake of kids being kids. You should be proud. I was. The kids had SO much fun!
But I don't.
And the finished product! Makes for a few good days of egg salad sandwich lunches!
On Easter morning the kids had to follow the eggs with clues inside as usual. They always love this part, it's our tradition. It was neat because this is the first year that Kora has been able to read some of the clues! I was so proud of her! The clues led them to the garage where their baskets were waiting for them!
They loved their prizes. They all got lots of candy and each a movie. So that means we're stocked on our Friday night movie nights for the next three weeks!
Isaak was feeling like dog crap that morning, but his basket definitely made him smile!
We hosted a big Easter dinner at our home for our friends so Isaak and I cooked all day while Austin went to church and taught my class for me. I was gonna go, but sick Izey wanted Mommy. He wouldn't let me put him down and I had so much to do so I grabbed a twin size sheet, folded it in half and made a makeshift wrap to throw him in while I used both hands. At first he was a little confused but realized that he was still ON me so he was fine. He just rested in there. I was cussing Lindsay's name at the time because I loaned her all my wraps for her baby thinking I wouldn't need them anymore. I guess I should have kept one.
I didn't get any pictures of the dinner or our friends dangit...Amber was in charge of pictures, it's all her fault. But it was Summer and MA with their kids, Amber and Matt with their kids and then our family. SO much fun!
After dinner we did a sundown egg hunt and filled the back yard! The kids loved it! You see that old lady in the background with her flowerdy dress and white puffy socks? That's me. I think it's funny that no one at the gathering asked about my socks and why I was wearing them with a dress. Hmm...Instead they chose to focus on the moley fungus leprosy I have growing on my face which I chose NOT to document with pictures. I love when my face breaks out like a 15 year old girl in ripe puberty. Bleck.
Here's the group of kids and their scary red eyes. I was gonna steal this same picture off Amber's blog because I knew her picture would be better than mine but she's being slow and hasn't posted it. Either that or hers sucks too because I insisted we take it outside thinking it would look great...yea...no photography jeans.
ps...The Roadkill contest is WELL underway and I've received many good entries. I can't wait to see more! I have an abundance of possums and although very nasty...be creative...dogs would be nice...even cats. I'll know when the contest is over when I see something that makes me WISH I would have been there.
pss..I finally heard back from Walter.
WOW, after all those hours, days, years of thinking why my Dairy cost was so high, I can put it to rest now! That's Great!!! Now, on a more serious note, when Tiff said you emailed her, the first thing I thought of was the stool you made for me. I looked at your facebook page and what an incredible family you have!!! I hope all is well and everyone is doing Great. Still doing the same down here, selling steaks, taking lip from the tall people and having fun!! If your ever down south, I expect a call!!
I guess I can lay that to rest and take peace in knowing I have been forgiven.
I'm gonna go get some half n half now!