3.22.2008

Easter Fun


We had such a fun day celebrating Easter. We took the kids to our local park for the Easter Egg Hunt. Growing up my Mom always took us to these ridiculously crazy events so I feel like I need to carry on the tradition. Needless to say, it was crazy. Tim dropped us off and went to park the car. I walked over with the boys to the 3-4 year old area where Parker should be. We were only about 10 minutes early. Tim came and found us and then left with Payton to go to the 5-6 year old area. As they were walking up the stairs to get to where they needed to go, a lady turned on the microphone and it made a really loud noise. Everyone thought this was the signal to go so the kids all started running and picking up eggs. It was about 5 minutes too early. All the lady was trying to do was make an announcement, but there was no turning back once the kids got started. Payton & Tim hurried over to Payton's area, but by the time they got there (30 seconds later) all the eggs were gone. Payton didn't get any easter eggs. I was so proud of him because he didn't seem to care. Tim was more mad than Payton was.

Parker got about 8 easter eggs and then came running back to me to show me how many eggs he got. He was so proud of himself! I'm so happy that my kids aren't totally greedy yet. I'm happy that they can still be excited about getting a few eggs instead of worrying about getting "the most." I'm sure that will change as they get older, but I hope that we can teach them well so that it doesn't change much. Parker gave half of his eggs to Payton since he didn't get any. Although, the Easter Egg Hunt was a total bust. I was so proud of my little boys for the way they handled the situation!

(Side Note: I hope that I don't ruin the mood of this post, but I just have to rant about parents for a minute. I could not believe how many parents ran out with their children and were throwing eggs in their baskets for them. Is this the point of an Easter Egg Hunt? NO!! It's supposed to be fun! These are the parents that are teaching their children to be greedy. These kids are 3 & 4 years old. I understand helping the younger ones that don't get it yet, but the 3 & 4 year olds are definitely capable of picking up eggs and putting them in their baskets by themselves. I was so disgusted with these parents. Tim said that there were parents doing the same thing in the 5 & 6 year old area. Give me a break!)

Okay, sorry about that rant, I just had to get that off my chest. Luckily, we had already planned to do our own Easter Egg Hunt in the backyard with Tim's family so the kids got to go to the store and pick out some candy to fill the Easter Eggs with. We went back to our house and all of Tim's family came over. We ate Cafe Rio for lunch....yummy! (Thanks Kent & Ann). Then we invited our neighbors over (they also didn't get anything at the Easter Egg Hunt) and the kids got to hunt for eggs in our backyard. They each got PLENTY of Easter eggs. It was such a nice day. The kids and adults had so much fun hanging out in the backyard and enjoying the cool, breezy, sunshiney day!

After they got bored outside, they came in and dyed Easter eggs, which is always a fun tradition...messy and complicated...but fun! It was a great afternoon hanging out at our house with Tim's family. I'm so grateful that everyone came over so that I could spend time with the family.

(Another Side Note: For those of you worried about me being on bed rest, I know it sounds like I did a lot, but I really just got to sit around and enjoy the day. I did go to the Easter Egg Hunt, but I just really needed some fresh air. It was only 20 minutes total that I was out of the house. Don't worry, the contractions are under control and I'm still feeling okay today. But, thanks in advance for your concern. I know that if I didn't mention this I was bound to get comments.)

6 comments:

KRiB said...

A great reminder of why it was your mom that dragged you to these crazy events. I couldn't handle the lack of class of some.

It just absolutely cannot be that fun to go to a park and pick up this stuff off the dirty ground where people have walked their dogs and workers have fetilized and sprayed poisen for weeds. Then you get burnt.

My solution: Give your kids a couple bucks and take them to 7-11. You'll meet the same classless people do the same classless things but at least the kids will come away with something, and they get to choose what it is.

Alison said...

I think it is great you made the effort to go to the Easter Egg Hunt. Even though it didn't turn out the best it is such a great memory. BTW Yum I love Cafe Rio!

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linz said...

Look at that cute little collage / photoshop project. You are becoming a Pro!! I guess all of your "resting" is doing you some good! Cute pictures!! Cute way to display them. I've missed you at church. I dont like it when you're not there.

LindsSawyer said...

Hope all is well, sounds like nice Easter despite some misbehaved parents! Hope you are feeling well, too bad the new Steph Myers book isn't out yet to fill you bed rest time! You will have to grab a few good movies!

Reeses Pieces said...

Looks like you had a great weekend. Your boys look so handsome in their Easter clothes. It's nice to see an updated pic of Jdub and Andrea too. I haven't seen them FOREVER!