Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Weekend

As promised, I said I had a lot of pictures to post and this is just one group of them. Bet you didn't think I would blog this fast again, did you?! The first set of pictures is actually from Gracie's last day of preschool, before Easter break. It was my turn to volunteer with the little rug rats, children and it so happened to be the day of the party so I grabbed my camera and brought it with. I was in charge of the egg dyeing which I wasn't too thrilled about (think 15 kids and a bunch of colored dye) but all went well. The stickers kept falling off the eggs but oh well, the job got done. After that, the kids went outside for an Easter Egg hunt. There were tons and I mean tons of eggs, scattered throughout the playground. I had visions of melted chocolate everywhere. Gracie was very picky with her eggs and only wanted certain ones. She is so uncompetetive, just like her mommy. Meanwhile, there were kids who had their baskets full to the brim. We separted the eggs anyway and made the baskets even so it all worked out in the end. After eggs, it was pizza time. Finally, my 3 hours was done (felt like a million) and we were free for a week.

The next group of pictures is from today. Michelle, was a gracious host and had The Lucky Mommys over for a lot of sugar and a little partying. The kids first did an Easter Egg hunt and Kyle got the concept right away. He actually opted to not do the mandatory group shot but instead, made a beeline for all the pretty plastic eggs. I intervened and stuck him in the picture but he had already stolen an egg or two and was too focused on those to smile. Then, the kids had to carry eggs on a spoon, around the tree and back again. If it's not apparent as you are reading this, the concept didn't go over so well. Most of the kids ended up dropping their eggs and stepping on them. Yup, that was more fun than the carrying them on the spoon part. Kyle actually threw his egg like a ball. In his defense, it does kind of look like one. Finally, the kids were supposed to guesstimate how many marshmallow candies and Nerds, Michelle had put into these cute Easter jars. Guesstimate just isn't a word that 2, 3 and 4 year olds use so that didn't quite work out. The mommys ended up guessing (with a little help on Michelle's part). The party was really fun and it was great having us all together again as all of us have been pretty busy.

Finally, the last group of photos is from tonight. We dyed Easter Eggs with the kids. I wasn't sure if I was going to have Kyle participate but I am glad I did as he had a blast. This is Kyle's first Easter with us and possibly his first one celebrating as I am not sure if his foster mom was a Christian or not. The egg dyeing went well and even Jerry got into the act. Let's just hope that tonight, Mr. Easter Bunny remembers to come and hide all the eggs.






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This station was cookie decorating. Glad I didn't get that one. :)










Pizza and a movie, what better way to educate a child

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Again, Gracie was picky with her eggs and only got a few






So careful not to drop her egg off the spoon










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Love the look on Kyle's face. He couldn't believe the egg turned blue!











Gracie's letter says:



Dear Bunny,


Hide some eggs. Hop back to your hole.


Love, Gracie

1 comment:

Mom of Three said...

Looks like you had a great Easter!! Love all the joy coming from your kiddos faces :)