We celebrated the day at our house this year, thankfully. It was so nice not to have to go to three different places. I feel like we spend more time in the car than celebrating when we have to go here, there, and everywhere. My boys were able to take it easy and be in their own element this holiday, and I was a happy mama.
We only boiled & dyed one dozen eggs this year, and the only reason I did that was so the boys could decorate them. We filled plastic eggs with candy and hid those. Much easier and the kids would rather eat candy than boiled eggs anyway.
After we had lunch, the guys all went out and hid the eggs while Jubal, Gentry, and Gabriel stayed inside. Jubal is at an age where he loves it. Gentry caught on, and Gabriel wasn't very cooperative yet. He'll get it, though.
Gentry was the first to return with his loot. He was more interested in the candy inside than finding anymore eggs.
There's "that" smile again.
Just for the record, my boys were dressed a lot better than this but they ended up in a ditch full of water before we even ate lunch. So, we just threw them on some warm fleece pants, a t-shirt, and some flip flops since their tennis shoes were soaked. ;)
Jubal racked up since he was really the only one really looking. His bucket was overflowing. When Gentry saw it he tried to rob him. Ha!!
Do you know how hard it is to get a picture where every child is looking at the camera AND smiling?! We did the best we could. :)
After our family left, Adam & Michelle came over with Michelle's girls and we hid eggs again. I'm just happy all the kids had a good time. It didn't take long after everyone was gone for us to take a nap. I was afraid falling asleep at 5:00 in the afternoon would be disastrous, but we were all back in bed at our normal hours.
This was the best Easter with our boys and I'm already looking forward to next year, good Lord willing. :)