Monday, April 9, 2012

tradition....tradition!

I love that Q is getting older and starting to really appreciate holidays, because it gives me a reason to be festive. 
This year Q and I decorate our first easter eggs (of course no pictures, cause my hands were all dyed too), but Q loved it and she made her share of yellow easter eggs (her favorite color).  
Saturday morning Q found some magic jelly beans on our doorstep. We planted them next to the bushes outside, with the hope that they would turn into suckers the next morning with the magic of the Easter bunny.  Q was very excited about this idea. 
(sidenote: I had found the cute idea for the "magic jelly beans" online, and had every intention of doing it this year. Then I got lazy, and couldn't motivate myself to buy a whole bag of jelly beans (something that both Q and I do NOT have a liking for) for just 5 beans to plant. Then early Saturday morning (before Q woke up) I remembered that I had jelly beans in a vase on the easter shelves, so I ran out to the family room, grabbed a few jelly beans, printed out a cute picture of sucker growing from the yard, and made a note for Q to find outside...oh the magic! haha)


Saturday afternoon we joined the Wise crew for some Easter festivities. So fun! Of course we had the traditional Easter egg hunt. Q had chosen this basket because it was yellow, but I knew it would fill up fast. That girl is getting quite good at finding eggs. She was so happy running around Gary and Sylvia's beautiful yard finding eggs.












Then we had an Easter Pinata. The kids took turns giving the chick some swats. it was hilarious. Elsie was so strong that she even knocked the chick off the string, and Gary had to figure out a way to rehang it. When Cannon finally cracked it open, so many awesome candies and toys came falling out,,,the kids were in heaven...and so were the adults with all twix's, milky ways, and snickers to find. :)

please excuse my awful voice....



Kim and Piper both came with some awesome games for the kids! Piper had the fishing game, with the kids taking turns fishing off the deck for laminated fish. Q thought she was quite hot stuff!


Kim came up with this cool team relay game, with tasks written in eggs the kids had to open. Q opened up one that said she had to crab walk back to partner...and the girl got down on the ground and crab walked like a pro...where did she learn that?  It was so funny. 
Then we all sat down outside for a delicious easter dinner with hamburgers, deviled eggs, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, chips, and finished off with some delicious strawberry pies!!  man was I full!  Then Gary started the traditional crazy string fight. we all got hit pretty good. Q kept asking everyone to spray her...what a weirdo. 
Then of course we spent a long while just chatting and laughing with family, with the kids enjoying each other. 






Gotta love the holidays!

3 comments:

Piper said...

the holidays just get better and better! I love us all being together!

Kimmy said...

Oh, and the weather was so fabulous. You just can't help feeling happy about life!

::lindsay said...

Looks like a great Easter!