Friday, April 27, 2012
After we made trails and rolled our eggs down them, we got all ready and lined up the kids for the Easter egg hunt. The Easter bunny was super sneaky this year and hid them all over the hills, in the trees and under bushes and in the sand. The kids were really ready and exited and could hardly wait.
Kasen and Colt were making some pretty wierd funny faces for the camera, oh let the personality shine through:)
Kasen ready to go. he was a little bugged at mom for making him stop and turn and smile for the camera, he just wanted to go and hunt for eggs.
Here are the boys enjoying their findings.
Some more 1 on 1 time with Grandpa enjoying peeps. I dont really care for peeps, but that's okay, Grandpa and Daisha had a good time enjoying them.
I didn't get any pictures of the older kids hunt. We also usually have a money hunt, Grandpa and Jerry funded the dollars for the 2 bigger kids to have their own hunt, and Jerry and I hid the eggs. It was pretty crazy and hard. There was alot of money to be found and I would have been motivated to have to find them even though we hid the eggs pretty hard in a pretty large area. I even climbed up pretty high in a tree and hid one, it was a $10.00 egg, so it was worth the effort. Even though I gave Parker quite a HUGE hint as to where it was because they were having a hard time finding any of the eggs. Parker ended up finding the 2 big money eggs, but it was fun watching them and even funner hiding them, even though I didnt' remember where I hid them, and that ended up being quite a deal towards the end when we really needd to find it so we could go home and enjoy Jerry's famous ribs, and Grandpa's famous homemade root beer.
It was a GREAT time at home and enjoying the hills with my family. so glad i was able to go and spend time with them all, there really is nothing better.
One of my favorite traditions that we do is rolling Easter eggs down the red hills in the sand dunes. It's about 15-20 minutes away from our house in Orderville and ever since I can remember we have been out to the hills to roll our eggs. I remember one year it was snowing so bad, but we went out to the hills anyway and made a little trail for our egg in the snow, we didn't last too long but we went out anyway because that was our tradition. Each year it's a competition between each other who will make the "BEST" trail. Who can make the longest, twist, turns, tunnels and jumps. We have had rules where nothing but our hands could be used, but this year I guess anything went. Jerry brought a rain gutter, and a hoe. That would have NEVER been allowed when we were younger :) I found a good spot for our little trail and had big plans for it, but after 4 times of Kasen walking through and over and around it, I gave up, he just kept on destroying all my hard work. I had a pretty sweet tunnel though through a bush, but then decided that probably wasnt' the best place for the eggs to roll down due to the roots that were underneath and blocking the speed of the egg. I then turned my attention like many others to Jerry and McKenna's trail. And also to stuffing the eggs for the Easter Bunny. He needed lots of help this year:)
Daisha loved being in the sand. She was so filthy by the time we headed home it was great. She was died red in some places.
Kasen and Colt were just happy running up and down the sand hills. There were a few times that I didn't know where he was then found him hiding down and around in the trees off a bit from where we were. I suspect they were exploring and doing all sorts of cool things that boys do.
DeAnna and Uncle Bret working on the trail.
A view of the winning trail from the top, you cant really tell but there are a few tunnels and the very end is a cute little jump that the eggs land in the soft dirt after.
Oh my dirty little girl with her eggs. She was having fun.
Me with my kiddos. We really really missed Tate and wish he were there too, he is a really good trail maker.
I am not quite sure what she was doing, and why she wanted to lay down in the dirt, but she just layed there for a litlte bit with her head in the sand. She kept getting the sand in her mouth, and there really wasn't anything I could about it, especially since she was so set on laying her face in the dirt. That's just what happens in the hills:)
Kasen and Colt running up and down the hill.
The beginning stage of the Easter bunny hunt. They were the cutest little Easter bunnies that I know. We hid tons of eggs and the sand looked so fun and cool with all the different colors of eggs that kept popping out of nowhere. Wish I would have gotten a picture of the eggs and the dirt.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
We were able to go to Orderville for Easter. We dropped Tate off at his sisters house and said goodbye since we wouldn't be seeing him for a few weeks. We were lucky enough to get to go down and be in the wonderfully warm weather and spend time with the family.
Kasen had been so excited to color eggs for so long, and when the time finally came he just started dumping eggs in every green and blue he could find. Silly boy, he didn't waste any time with any decorating or coloring, just the dying.
Here is the crew being busy.
Daisha woke up just in time to dunk a few eggs and to take off to the sand dunes. She was a little sleepy and disoriented but she got a few colored.
Kasen played and played with Colt all weekend long. Whenever we get these two together they are pretty inseperable and cause all sorts of mischief.
Here is Aunt Liz trying out the famous Grandma Glover 3-Wheeled bike.
Tate wasn't able to make it so I made him our very own egg. Fancy huh?
She found Kasen's easter basket and was wearing it as a hat. Loving it and walking around with her new "hat".
She is still my good little eater. Definitely follows after her dear ol' Mother:) She is getting lots more hair and it's growing fast, it's fun to be able to put it up in cute little ponies, this day we just plopped on right on top of her head really fast to get it out of the way!!
Yum Yum Food!