What a busy Easter weekend! We hunted lots of goodies, ate lots of food, and spent a lot of time with family.
We started Saturday morning at the local Easter egg hunt. Pastor Chuck from the Assembly of God church leads the kids in some upbeat music on the bandstand. They tell the Easter story. Then the hunt begins. Each age group gets a small area that is taped off and eggs/candy are just thrown into the area. It is a crazy madhouse of a hunt that only lasts 2-3 minutes. They really need to double the size of the under 5 hunt area.
From there we headed home for a short nap for the youngest two before heading to Grandma and Grandpa Onn's (my parents). Mom always goes a bit overboard, but the kids love it! They get a couple full baskets of goodies that the bunny has hidden around the yard. This year the loot included candy, bubbles (normal, colored, and scented), candy, balls, candy, hats, and candy. We hung out together and spent time with Kayleigh, her parents (yep, you get second billing), my brother, and my parents. We had supper together too.
Grandma Feehan had come over earlier in the week to hide eggs in our house while we were at work and school. That was new this year and a surprise! What a treat for the boys to come home to a big sign on the front door telling them there were treats hidden throughout the house. Although, the boys have decided Grandma can't add since she mis-counted the eggs and they ended up finding more than what she said there were. :)
Sunday morning... We really should have our own Easter egg hunt here, but we haven't for a few years because we are always overloaded with hunts and candy. No one here has missed it. We got up and dressed up for church. This year the kids put on an Easter program in conjunction with the puppets. It was cute. Both of my older boys had their first speaking parts and pulled them off. My youngest did not even stay with the group, but came to sit with me and Mom. That was not a surprise. Maybe next year. The youth served a tasty breakfast. Reverend Stone had a very nice sermon and some great music for the service.
Then it was off to finish my cooking, change into jeans, and head in for the Lewis family celebration. Way too much good food, lots of quality time with family, and another Easter egg hunt. Megan got to let everyone know that Kayleigh will be a sister by the end of 2011--yay! We also found out that my cousin is beginning the process of adopting a teenage girl who needs a good family. Another cousin is also pregnant and still another is engaged. So the family is growing by leaps and bounds. The Lewis extended family of aunts, uncles, and cousins is closer than most families. We get together for every major holiday, and some minor ones. I have always felt as close to my cousins as I have to my siblings. Hopefully the next generation will feel the same.
Hope you all had an equally wonderful weekend and made some wonderful memories!