That's why I waited to write this today and not yesterday on April Fools Day, I am starting my preparations for Easter earlier than normal. I adore all celebrations with child like enthusiasm,so often though I wish I had a magic wand to make it happen exactly the way my mind can see it. To make that happen requires a lot of time and work. So I hope I can pull it all together without stressing out too much this year!
Like Christmas I want the kids to understand the reason for the season first ,and second enjoy the family time together.
One of the main activities we do on Easter once everyone has arrived is a huge Easter egg hunt. We try to get the kids to eat first, let them have their Easter baskets before we start our wild family tradition.
Now I imagine that most families partake in an egg hunt of some sort. I mean it is a traditional thing to do in a lot of American families. But in our family it's a tad different.
|Here are few from last year(ignore the date,goofy camera)|
|I love love all the bright colors,makes them easier to find!|
|Each egg has a piece of tissue paper covering the opening to hold in the confetti|
|Last year showing where all to search with the newbie family members|
|The crazy search is on,you have to hurry or you will be without ammo. Is that two eggs I see?|
Several years ago when Jason was overseas with his unit I decided I would videotape the craziness and I dressed as an embedded correspondent with the troops. It didn't actually go as planned, I even wore a red cross emblem to keep myself safe along with my other military clothes. There was no respect....regardless of my camera in hand,they hit me within seconds of starting. I was picking confetti out of my hair ( I'm being discreet)forever.
|The madness we look forward to has begun!We love giving everyone a lot of luck|
|Everyone wants to get uncle JJ,but he's a fast runner|
|I believe he is saying I got him! And Uncle JJ is slightly winded, Ahh to be young again!|
|I believe someone got some luck down the neck of his shirt.....ha ha!|
|Last year Papa took Harrison on his first bike ride|
|The boys rock pile is their favorite place to have one adventure after another|
I love holidays!!