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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Fun

It was a pretty typical, though very enjoyable Easter weekend for us this year. We spent it at home, just the 4 of us. Let the kids decorate eggs on Saturday, of course.

Kaitlyn put plenty of thought into how she wanted each egg to look. Tyler pretty much just randomly colored the eggs and copied a lot of what he saw his sister do.

Kaitlyn insisted these to had to be kissing at all times.

Easter morning was quite the event. The Easter Bunny was nearly as generous as the Santa this year. He filled the kids' new Easter buckets with new beach towels, water bottles, bubbles and toys and left many many eggs hidden in the yard.

These giant eggs were great. The biggest ones had more beach towels and the other held more water bottles, swimming goggles, and sunglasses.

There were WAY more eggs than the kids had room for in their buckets. Even after using their "back up" Easter baskets that Wyatt and Bonnie sent this year, they still had to put the excess eggs in plastic bags.

The sorting session: Tyler mostly at the candy while Kaitlyn and I opened all the eggs. The kids got candy, Silly Bandz, drink mixes. Cars and plastic construction guys for Tyler, nail polish, pens, dry erase markers and erasers for Kaitlyn.

A few weeks before Easter Kaitlyn had told us that she wanted to do a treasure hunt like the leprechauns had done in March. She even went so far as to write up clues for everything and instruct me to use them when Easter came. So after we had breakfast, we used did the treasure hunt. The kids could not run from clue to clue fast enough - they were so hyper.

The prize at the end were the Easter gifts from Sam and myself and from Gma and Gpa Marchant.
We gave them several sets of summer clothing and kick boards for the pool. Clothes and toys from the grandparents.

After all the excitement it was time for Sam and I to take advantage of the weather and finish putting up our fence. The kids impressed us by playing REALLY well together the entire rest of the day. Side by side the whole time, exploring their new stuff and being so nice to each other. Amazing and so adorable. No fighting or getting upset with each other AT ALL.

Tyler said "Mommy, me and Kaitlyn are best friends together."
They ended the night cuddled up in the same chair with Kaitlyn reading the bedtime story. The next morning the first thing they did was sit in that same chair and read books together.

Gotta love holiday weekends.


Cheri said...

I love the huge eggs! Where did you get them? Looks like a really fun Easter! I always love days when the kids get along!

paperwritingservice.ninja said...

How do you cope with your lively and hyperactive kids? I can barely track them on the photos, not speaking about real life! I can lend you a sympathetic ear!))