Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Hunts, Baskets, and Bunnies!

We had a wonderful Spring Break and Easter with family and friends. The only bad part was that the weather kind of sucked all week. It was either cold or rainy, which was unfortunate because it was Spring Break and the kids needed to be outdoors. Dave and Donna came Sunday through Wednesday. The boys were excited that Memaw and Peepaw were "staying for a long time". They watched the boys Monday and Wednesday while we worked. I took off Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. We had a good time visiting and ate some delicious dinners together.

Kevin came on Thursday and stayed until Sunday. Saturday was a fun-filled day. We had our annual Easter Egg Hunt at church and the weather was absolutely wonderful for it.
That's me with the mega phone. I was in charge of the egg hunt this year. I liked the mega phone...kind of wish I had one of those at home. "Dinner's ready." "Rise and Shine." "I told you to get off the games, Caleb" "Cody, quit hitting your brother." "I said NOW!" A woman with a mega phone, now that could be scary.

The boys got lots of eggs. It was very sweet to see them share their "prize eggs" with their friends and even strangers who didn't get a "prize egg".

Even Mase Atnip had a good time. He was constantly surrounded by little girls talking and playing with him.

The Easter Bunny arrived, of course, and the kids were so excited. Cody though told us on the way to the Easter Egg Hunt that the Easter Bunny was a "people". Caleb corrected him and said, "yeah, but only at church." I thought the bunny was a lot cuter this year.

A bunch of silly boys. Ayden, Quinn, Eli, Caleb, and Cody.

The Easter Egg Hunt was a lot of fun. The bouncy house and face painting were especially hot ticket items.

We went to see "Monsters Versus Aliens-3D" later that afternoon. It was a cute movie. The boys loved the 3D effects and the 3D glasses were the bomb! We thought the boys looked so cute in the huge Buddy Holly frames. Both boys were glued to the movie the whole time. Kevin and I wished we had a camera during the movie. Cody looked so darn cute wearing the huge 3D glasses with his body almost folded up in the movie seat.

Saturday night the Atnips had the boys over so we could go out to eat like "Real Adults". What is that? We went to Tokyo Habachi. Yummy food, entertaining food throwing, flame bursting fun! We'd already seen a movie earlier that day, so we didn't know what to do with ourselves without kids, so we went to Best Buy and Advance Auto. Then went home and played the Wii for a little while before picking up the little hooligans. (They had to be tucked into bed before the Easter Bunny came hopping past our house!)

Caleb woke up at 6:30 am full of excitement.

Cody was a little sleepy head, but stumbled down the stairs after his brother woke him up. Then quickly got excited too.

Kevin attempted to get a family Easter picture with everyone dressed up. Cody fell down the stairs and bumped his rear, so he was crying. Caleb was hopped up on candy and was acting like a silly head. But I think this is a more typical family picture of us. :)


Mom said...

Love the pics. Sounds like you all had a busy week. Great idea -- a woman with a megaphone, especially a mother with a megaphone. Yes I can see that working...

The Hadfields said...

Cute pictures!! That pic of you with the mega phone made me laugh!!
I love that neither of your boys are looking in the last "family pic". Why do kids always do that???

Kev said...

Love the family photo the best!