Happy Easter Everyone! I can’t believe it is already April 4, 2010. This year is flying by and I hope everyone is keeping as busy as I am.
On Easter morning my kids wake up to the surprise of what the Easter Bunny left them in their baskets and to go on an egg hunt usually around the living room but occasionally the Easter Bunny will leave eggs outside in our yard. I will admit I am one of those mothers that some times gets carried away with goodies in their baskets. I don’t care for my children having much candy so I usually try to put material items in their baskets. Things they want or could use beside just filling them with sugar. For instance this year T had her basket filled with Twilight items, the new Miley Cyrus DVD, some fake finger nails, finger nail polish, novel and some cool new sunglasses; Noah had the new Spongebob DVD in his basket along with a couple of cool Buzz Lightyear toys and Disney’s Car toy mini track; Gabby received the Alvin and the Chipmunks DVD and sing along bonus pack with some new jewelry and a few other small goodies. I put some candy and some coins in eggs when hiding them from the Easter Bunny and the kids love finding those.
After our morning at home as a family we usually have lunch at my grandmother’s house with my parents and sisters. I have a total of two sisters and nine nieces and nephews so there are a lot of us that get together. The adults hide the Easter eggs for the little kids first and then the big kids second. My grandmother has a fairly large front and backyard that wraps around the house without a fence so it is easy to hide eggs in both areas for the kids to run around and search. They love it. We all bring eggs and mix together. Between my mom, me and my sisters all bringing filled eggs and sometimes adding more money right before the hunt we usually have well over 200 eggs. It’s amazing watching all the kids pick them up and you’d be surprised at how quick 200 eggs can be collected. It’s so much fun. All the adults are running around with cameras and video cameras trying to capture as many moments as possible.
After we have finished eating lunch and hunting eggs then while the whole family is together we usually try to get a group photo of all the grandkids. This is my mom’s favorite part. She takes more photos than I do. However it’s not an easy task because all the kids range in different ages and trying to get all twelve grandkids to smile at the same time is difficult.
What are your Easter Traditions? Do you do anything unusual or exciting? Share with me in the comments because I would love to hear some other ideas. This year I am going to try and talk the grown-ups into each putting $5 into the pot, letting the older kids hide eggs and then the adult who finds the most wins the pot of money. From all our adults that are capable of hunting eggs (since grandma couldn’t) we would easily have $40 in the pot. I think that would be fun! I’ll let you know if it goes over well.
I’m headed over to read what Buck’s family traditions are, you coming?
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