I know it’s late, but I have been sternly admonished by my 11-year-old for failing to upload a post about Easter. So here goes, Dinky Tumblina!
I know I had stated that we were going to avoid the egg hunts and such this year, focusing instead on the Christian aspects of the holiday; the Resurrection. However, we were invited to attend two separate egg hunts, so we went. Gotta be neighborly, ya know.
All Ten Children: Easter 2009
Back: Ant (12), Audrey (17), Gator (14)
Front: Cricket (6), Curly-Top (5), Lefty (9), Dinky Tumblina (11),
holding DeeDee (2 months), Rey (3), & Boo (8)
First, our next door neighbors planned a delightful Easter brunch and egg hunt for several of our neighbors on Easter morning. We had planned to only attend briefly before church, but we never ended up making it to church at all. Rob was feeling ill, and none of the children wanted to leave the brunch, so we spent the morning there, at “Mrs. Elizabeth’s” house, where they enjoyed food, an egg hunt, a bounce house, bean bag toss, and socializing.
Rey (above) and Cricket (below) sporting their “cheese-y” Easter grins.
Above: I rocked the baby to sleep, and nearly rocked myself to sleep in the process!
Below: The oldest boys
Have you ever noticed they can NEVER be serious for a photo?
After leaving “Mrs. Elizabeth’s” house, and before finishing off the day relaxing by the pool, we went down to the neighborhood clubhouse for the huge Easter hunt (as well as games, such as the egg toss).
Above: Lefty found one of the prized “Camo eggs”
Below: Curly-Top with her stash of eggs
Below: Let the Egg Games Begin!
Above: A smug (and very goofy) Dinky prior to the egg toss
Below: An “egged” Dinky. Guess who didn’t win the egg toss?