Sunday, April 22, 2012

Easter, Easter and more Easter

Strange to think that just last year we were in Durban, hunting for plastic Easter eggs in a hotel room! I remember it did not feel like Easter at all! Well, we made up for it this year and had Easter up to our eyeballs! We started off the Easter weekend with our annual egg dyeing with the Pomeroy side of the family! It was at Aunt Sandy's, and as usual it was a festive event with tons and tons of food! I love traditions and I am so happy that my kids are experiencing the joys of dyeing eggs (and their hands and clothes)!

Sunday morning the kids woke up at the crack of dawn and discovered baskets with lots of goodies! They also discovered empty egg carton's which could only mean that that silly Easter bunny must have hidden the eggs somewhere. Fortunately, that bunny had some time to do that while they got dressed as I convinced them that they would want to be photo ready! Anna was more than happy to oblige as she couldn't wait to put on her new Easter dress (which by the way was hard to find....what was up with the poor dress choices this year?). So after they were all spiffy-ed up they went searching for their eggs. It's always a curious dynamic because although Aiden is older ( and therefore, should have more egg hunting experiences) Anna does much better at finding the eggs. Aiden just typically follows behind her wherever she goes and then gets upset when she finds an egg and he didn't! This was another one of those times when it should have been fun and happy but it ended up with Aiden pouting and Trent losing his patience! Oh well, the pictures say otherwise!

After our egg hunt we headed over to Grammie and Papa Andy's house for brunch! It was fun to see baby Luke on his first Easter! He is getting so big already and every time I am around him I want one! I hoped that his cuteness would wear off on Trent but he thinks that babies make great nieces and nephews! After a yummy brunch, the kids changed into matching outfits Grammie bought them for a little photo shoot! Then they were off to find eggs filled with goodies around the house! It was then time to head off for church! We were happy to have Ashley and the twins and Grammie join us!

Immediately after church we were off to Aunt Sandy's for dinner. Every year, our traditional feast is hamburgers, nothing formal about this dinner! G-pa has always made the burgers but as this family grows (and he ages), it would be insane to expect him to stand over that bbq for hours, so we got Jim to do it! It's odd how they taste just like G-pa's! After everyone was finished eating (and what felt like an eternity to the kids) it was time for our annual egg hunt! This egg hunt is by far our favorite as these eggs are magically filled with cash! G-pa decided to go big this year and each egg was filled with $30, $40 or $50!!!!! Amazing considering there about 35 of us! This has to be one of the most expensive egg hunts ever! Every year it seems like someone does something funny during the hunt, (like putting back an empty egg for someone to find) and this year was no exception as Uncle Phil  found an egg with a $100.00 bill! While the rest of us just laughed, my mother went bananas as she was the one who got all the cash for the eggs and she did not get a $100 bill!  After watching her spaz out for awhile Phil admitted that he put the money in the egg! But the pranks didn't stop then. When it was Michel's turn she picked an egg that only had $2.00! Thanks Jeremy! Oh, how we love to watch her get crazy! All in all, we made out like bandit's and had a great time!

We were all exhausted by the time we got home, but as always the memories make it all worthwhile!


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