It’s been awhile since my last post…I’ve been up to my neck in plastic Easter Eggs!
Two years ago I took Nathan to his first huge egg hunt that one of the local churches held. There were hundreds of kids there, baskets in hands, being held back by the neck of their shirts, ready to pounce as soon as the horn sounded to start collecting. Nathan literally got trampled, and when I finally found him coming up for air, he had one measly little plastic egg in his hand. Granted he thought it was the best egg in the world, but I was horrified by the rudeness of the some of these parents pushing kids out of their way and hoarding eggs for their kids. As far as I was concerned I would be more than happy to never take my kids to one of those events ever again.
That year I decided I wanted to start having our own egg hunts for the boys and their friends as a yearly tradition. When I was younger our neighbors always threw candy and eggs in their yard for their children and friends. It was something I always looked forward to, and thought it would be fun to continue this for my own boys. All my mama friends bring a Springy snack to share, and I throw a couple hundred plastic eggs in the grass with goodies inside. Here are some pictures from this year’s fun!
As for yesterday, we had a nice, quiet Easter at home as a family and Auntie Marissa. Nathan and Shane dove head first into their Easter baskets, had another little egg hunt in the backyard, and then decided to go for a run as a family since it was so beautiful out. When we came back the boys played outside in their new Power wheels Escalade. Well, new to them….our neighbors are moving and asked if we wanted it since their daughter had outgrown it some time ago. Score for the boys!!! They love it so much!
I put together brunch and mimosas and we sat outside and ate in the beautiful sunshine. Not too long after finishing brunch I popped a ham into the oven that we enjoyed for dinner. Just like every other holiday we spent the whole day eating and enjoying one another’s company. It was a great Easter week/weekend! Hope those of you that celebrate had a wonderful one too!