We had such a wonderful Easter this year. We did our traditional bunny hunt this morning. Eric and I collected all the stuffed bunnies in the house (we are up to 15 I believe, we added two more this year!) While the kids were sleeping, We hid them around the house with clues leading to each pair of bunnies. With each bunny was also a pack of bunny fruit snacks and an egg with the next clue. The kids loved it! They called themselves bunny rescuers as they dashed around the house. The last clue led to their Easter baskets. I usually try to get a couple of fun outdoor things. This year Serenity got pom poms, and Donovan got a new bubble wand. Maia got a toy with a mirror that she was fascinated by. I hung it on her play gym and she tried to grab it with her hands AND feet. Everybody got a couple of books I’d gotten at the book fair. Serenity got a books on constellations and a field guide to birds and flowers. Donovan got Dinosaur vs. The Potty one called Bubble Bubble about the ocean that makes sounds. Maia got a Duck and Goose Happy Easter book and a book called Dotty about a baby deer. I love the simply small series by Paola Opal, they are too cute. Oh, and everybody got bunny ears =)
Later on I did some gardening. . I even dug all the weeds out of my garden, I’m so proud =) I’m not that great with following through on maintenance, much better at the initial work! I then placed the rocks we’d picked up out at the property yesterday. I love the rocks! They look so interesting and they are perfect for the kids to sit on for pictures.
Yesterday we went to an Easter egg hunt with Carson and Raegan at their church. Everyone was so nice there, it was a lot of fun! Serenity and Donovan were thrilled to see their cousins, and as always latched onto them with hugs until they nearly knocked them down. The kids, after strategizing with their Dad for awhile, got plenty of eggs. He coaches them to run halfway down the field so you don’t have to compete with a lot of kids for eggs. =) Donovan was happy after about a dozen eggs. Serenity filled her bucket up this year though, so we spent quite a bit of time sorting candy later. Donovan prefers the chocolate candy, Serenity prefers the starburst style candies, so it’s a pretty good partnership. =)
Jennifer, ever the amazing hostess, managed to have a cookout at her new house! I shouldn’t be surprised, since this is the woman who cooked her family regular meals when her kitchen was completely demolished for renovations, but she’s amazing that way. They did chickens on the rotisserie and had other yummy treats! Her house is SO great! I’m so happy for her, and we had so much fun out there! The kids got to ride on a tractor with Casey, and swing in the boys new tire swing. And there was another egg hunt, my favorite kind, where you actually have to look to find the eggs. The other kind is exciting, but hide and seek is more my style.