Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Belated Easter

The weekend was so busy that I didn't take the time to update my blog.  So, a happy belated Easter to all.  Hope it was a great day for you.

Our weekend  began on Friday.  Rod's company (God Bless them) still recognizes Good Friday as a holiday, so Rod didn't work.  Our favorite thing to do on Good Friday is to dye eggs with the grandkids.  Until they were old enough to help, we made pierogis on Friday.  But now that the kids can help, we do our eggs.  Here you see Izzy and Kris with their egg cups.  Kris is a pro at this now, and even did two-color eggs this year.

Here Bubby is trying to drop his egg Gently into the dye cup.  He didn't do so well at first, but by the time we were done, he was doing pretty well.  We ended up with some beautiful eggs, and had a good time doing it,

We ordered cheesesticks from Papa John's for lunch, which made everyone pretty happy - especially Pappy, since he had never had them.  After that it was referee-ing arguments over what movie to watch, who could play with whose toys, and the like.  It was after 7:00 when everyone left, and Grammy was pretty exhausted.  So, Pappy ran to Wendy's for fish sandwiches.  They were pretty good, and then we started planning for the Easter egg hunt, which was scheduled for 4 on Saturday.

We really enjoy the egg hunt.  We have Rod's sister's family and our family -- 11 kids total.  We bought plastic sand buckets for the kids to use for collecting, and set it up as a scavenger hunt where the kids had to find eggs with certain colors of stickers on them.  That way the little ones get the same number of eggs as the older ones.  We had chicken and cupcakes from Walmart for dinner, macaroni and cheese, macaroni salad, hot dogs, and picnic beans.  We had a really nice day and hadn't spent much time with Kathy and family since fall, so it was a good day to visit .  It was after 8 o'clock by the time everyone left.

Then Sunday we had brunch with our family.  The grandkids got to look through their baskets from everyone, my mom came and had brunch with us, and all were gone by 2:00.  Pappy and I came in and took a power nap.  About 5 the twins came back, and we had ham and leftovers from the egg hunt and the brunch.  It was such a busy weekend, but today I had a hard time getting started.  Today should be an easy day, and I'm hoping to do some sewing.  Have a great week.