Monday, April 5, 2010

Our Shakin' Easter!!

Easter was low key here.  The day before, Noah came over for a little while, and he let me help him color some eggs.  Here he is, with finger to cheek, thinking about which bowl to put the next egg in.
He LOVED coloring eggs.  I wish I had boiled a few dozen more, and had Hannie and Claire here too. Next year, I will make sure to do that.
On Easter morning, all of our kids came at 10:00 for an Easter Egg Hunt.  I filled dozens of eggs.  Just as I was getting out of the shower, we had a surprise visit from my brother David and his family!  They came to watch the kiddos have their egg hunt.  But first they had to open up their baskets from Gamma and Geeps.
I think Hannah was most excited for that.  She is getting to that fun age to really anticipate this fun stuff when it is talked about.  Her parents said she was very excited about the Easter Bunny coming to visit.  I also heard that when he visited their house, he left foot prints all over the place!!!!
I didn't get good pictures of Claire opening her basket.  She was enjoying it though.
Then Noah arrived.  He was all fired up!
Uncle Dave was so cute down on the floor with the kids.  Hannah got such a kick out of him!


I love this picture of him with the grass on his head, and Hannah's sheer delight!
Then, it was time for the egg hunt.

On your marks........get set...............GO!
They had a BALL!!!!!  And so did we, just watching them. 
I think my nephews and niece had just as much fun as the kids did.
Get a load of those zebra pants Geeps is wearing!!!!  I think he doest that just to irritate me!!
The big kids being silly.
The sky was so beautiful yesterday!
My nephew Chad is a nut!
This is the kids doing some posing....as per our request.
They were NOT cooperating!

A couple out of order favorites.
David and his family left after the egg hunt.  The kids went home to rest, and came back afterwards for dinner.  The earthquake "RATTLED" us a little.  But we enjoyed a delicious traditional dinner, and homemade shortcake for dessert.  Yum.
I hope your Easter was happy too!!!

21 comments:

Pam said...

What a fun filled day. I am so glad you were able to spend it with your family.

Katie said...

OH those are some FUN, FUN Photos...I really love the ones of the older kiddos ;) Looks like the "Geeps" needs to take some fashion advice from his eldest daughter, her teal top is adorable~the zebra mc hammer looking pants need to retire ;)
Yes, the ruffle cake plate is one from Costco, did you get your hands on one??

deb said...

Looks like a great Easter Sunday!!!!!
Next Easter I will be able to make an easter basket for my grandbaby!!!!
The earthquakw sure did add some excitement to the day !

Tawny said...

Ahhhh, what a wonderful day! The kids look like they had a blast in EVERY picture! I love all the smiles!
Your big kids are hilarious too :) You would think that they would be easier to photograph :)
Yeah for your new zoom too! How fun!!!

Pink Martini said...

Boy, nothing stops us from having a good time, does it? :) Your day looked wonderful with plenty of laughs and love. Perfect! :) xoxo

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Glad to hear you only rattled a little!!

What fun - those pictures show a day of memories!!

Maryrose said...

Looks like a great time. We had a great Easter too. We were so busy we forgot our egg hunt...bad Kelleys.

Lauri said...

What fun! Your grandchildren will always remember the fun they have at your house.

Kelly said...

you got some good pictures! the girlies looked so cute!oves coloring eggs too!

Jamie said...

Looks like fun! It must be so fun having all those little kiddos over! I bet they love coming to your house. It was so cool to see pics of Erika. I am so excited that she found love and happiness and her little family is complete- Noah is getting so big!!!! I saw him at 3 months!

Genn said...

Great pics Mom. Thanks again for hosting such a fun day. It couldn't have been better. The kids had SO much fun! And we did too. Dinner was sooo good, and the leftovers were even better! :) Thanks for everything!!

Amy said...

The zebra pants are so funny! It looks like the kids had so much fun. I think you have the perfect yard for an Easter egg hunt. And that strawberry shortcake looks soooooooo good!

Diane said...

I love all of your pictures! The kids look sooo excited. There is nothing like being a grandma s there?

Debbie said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day. The earthquake did add a little excitement huh? Your shortcake looks totally delicious. YUM...

Diane said...

I am hoping it is Kate Gosselin leaving the show tonite. She does not come across as the wounded woman she thinks she is. I know that sounds really mean, but, it is very hard to like her.

Diane said...

Ok, I just realized I left a comment for Maryrose on the wrong blog. I am sure you were thinking what kind of a bizarro is commenting on DWTS out of the blue.........

Katie said...

What happened to my comment I left yesterday?? I know I left one!

Well, I came back b/c we were on the topics of cake plates at Costco & I wanted to tell you that tonight at Costco I bought those Braided BREAD Basket Bowels~do you know the ones I'm talking about? Well, I got one for my birthday & I saw the a dual pack of them at Costco for only $14.97!!!! The price tag on mine was $40 bucks! Thought as much as your cooking up bread that you might be interested!

Katie said...

Bowls, not Bowels!!! ;)

Kristi said...

Glad to hear that you had such a great Easter!! Your pics of the egg hunt are fabulous!! What a turn out you had!! Those Grandkids of yours are so cute!!

Kris said...

Thank you Katie...I am putting Noah in the car and heading out to Costco TODAY in search of those!!! Thanks for the heads up!!

Ginger Patches said...

You have a beautiful family!! Glad our little earthquake didn't scare any of the little guys :)