Our Easter weekend started with the arrival of Nana and Papa late on Thursday night.
Our Good Friday started with a trip to the mall to see the Easter Bunny. I ended up having to be in the picture because Miss Lindy quickly decided she didn’t like the Easter Bunny. Will didn’t love him but he did at least sit on his lap. It took multiple attempts to get a half-way decent picture. Nana then treated the kids to a carousel ride at the mall as well. Except Lindy didn’t think that was much of a treat either! Nana had to hold her on the horse or she’d have been off in two seconds! Nana, Lindy, Will and I then headed to Greensboro to meet up with my mom’s friend Betsy. We had lunch and shopped the afternoon away. At the beginning of the day Will couldn’t say ‘Nana’ but by mid-afternoon he was practically screaming it whenever she’d walk off. Of course Nana was loving it! We ended up meeting my dad, Betsy’s husband (Randy) and Drew for dinner in Greensboro and then headed home. The kids did good on our long shopping day. Lindy fell asleep and took a decent nap and Will never fell asleep until the ride home.
Saturday afternoon I had plans to go to a nearby church that had a sign out front that read ‘Community Easter Egg Hunt.’ We thought it would be fun since it’s really the first year they could actually hunt for eggs and know what to do. Will had been saying ‘Find eggs’ the whole ride down there and it was so cute! We arrived at 3pm and were directed into the fellowship hall. There ended up being around 15 kids there. The lady in charge told us ‘There are right many eggs out there’ so we headed out. Of course the older kids sprinted ahead and left the little ones in the back. No joke – there might have been 20 eggs. It was the worst, most depressing Easter egg hunt I’d ever seen. Drew and Lindy found one egg and we had to hide it again for poor Will so it looked like he found one. The group was headed back into the fellowship hall but we went ahead and left. We were sorely disappointed by the kids’ first Easter egg hunt! But it’s a story we’ll probably never forget!
Finding the ONE egg. Poor Will looking for an egg. We took Lindy’s one egg and staged it so Will could find one too. Saturday evening we headed to our church’s boy scout hut for their annual pancake supper for dinner. After yummy pancakes we came home and the kids got to dye Easter eggs for the first time. We had blue, yellow, and red but the red totally didn’t work. So we had blue and yellow. I tried mixing the red and blue to make purple but we just got a light blue. I had read in a magazine to put the eggs into wire whisks so we did and it worked well for them. Sunday morning the kids got up and ate a special cinnamon/orange roll breakfast and then the kids opened their Easter baskets. The Easter bunny brought the kids new rain boots, pajamas, books, a movie, and their most favorite present – sunglasses! We went to church and met up with Nana, Papa, GrandBob and Suzette, Mimo and Aunt Anna, and Ed, Jamie, Corbyn, and Molly. After church everyone came to our house for a proper Easter egg hunt and lunch. After lunch the kids took a nap and we played an egg rolling game and a monkey bean bag toss game. I had a come-from-behind victory in the bean bag toss game. It was awesome! During my exuberant victory lap around the yard I had to dodge many a bean bag being thrown my way from all the men I beat!