Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

We had a very low key Easter morning, including checking out what the Easter Bunny left the boys...

Some glitter pens, egg puzzle, skittles, whoppers, nerds on a rope and BIGSBY! If you are not familiar with the Hallmark Story Buddies...familiarize yourself...PRONTO! These are the cutest little animals that, when read to, will respond back to you. There are corresponding iPad/iPhone apps with each one. I can't say enough, how AWESOME these are!!! We have Jingles who was out at Christmas time, and now Bigsby :) Thank you Easter Bunny

I guess you could say the Easter Bunny visited me earlier this week. My 10 year old Hoover SteamVac FINALLY crapped out on me. I bought that machine with my very first bonus from my very first serious job right out of college! 10 years later, it finally died :( I shampoo my carpets at least once a month, if not twice, because of the dogs. The motor died in it, and it became cheaper to buy a new one than to fix the old one. I decided to upgrade a little bit and ended up with this beauty...

This is a Royal, which I've never heard of, but am glad I bought it! It got rave reviews online, and a local vacuum shop gave me a FANTASTIC deal on it, including a trade in discount on my old one. The reviews on the machine that I used for 10 years were down right CRAPPY, but the machine worked great for me. I know this Royal will keep our carpets sparkling!!!

We were invited to spend Easter dinner with some of Eric's coworkers. What we thought was going to be an intimate dinner of about 4 families turned out to be a HUGE neighborhood party. The boys had fun playing with 2 other little boys, and the adults had a really nice time chatting. The food was delicious, the kids got to hunt for 200 eggs filled with candy and even $20 bills (C got one!), race with eggs on a spoon, and leave with gift bags in tow. Thank you to such nice and welcoming families!!!


Say what? I can get as many as I want?


There were eggs even UNDER the sand...look hard!

Even under the slide...



C went for the ones in plain sight!
In the mulch...

And even in the neighbor's yard!

Daddy helped them in the very end, trying to find a few more!

Here's C's loot...
And B's loot...

C got lots of candy and $21 in cash. B also got lots of candy and about $2.75 in cash!

After the egg hunt, they played the "carry the egg on the spoon" game.

Trying to get 5 and 6 year olds to hold a spoon in their mouth with en egg on it did not go so well...


So, they switched to holding the spoon in their hands...


Hope you all had a very Happy Easter!

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