Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Happy Easter!

Easter weekend was packed with fun activities. Maybe we planned too many activities, because we were completely exhausted when Sunday night rolled around. Friday night I boiled all of the Easter eggs. Saturday morning we the dyed Easter eggs. Saturday afternoon we went to an Easter Egg Hunt. Saturday night Chris and I went to a friend's house and played Rock Band! Sunday morning the kids found all of the Easter eggs that the Easter Bunny hid. Then we loaded up the car and headed to Eugene for brunch with my family. After brunch, we piled back into the car and headed to Chris' parents house (back in Canby) for another Easter celebration...as well as a late birthday dinner for Chris.

Dyeing Easter Eggs
Since I hate messes, I'm probably not the best person to help the kids dye Easter eggs. If only we lived somewhere sunny & warm, we could dye eggs outside. Then I wouldn't have to worry about a big bowl of dye getting spilled all over my dining room table and rug! This was really our first time dyeing Easter eggs (Brayden did dye a few eggs at a park during playgroup 2 years ago), and there are definitely some things that I'll do differently next year. Hopefully next year our decorated eggs will actually be worth showing off!

Sienna was frustrated that she couldn't get the egg out of the dye using the egg dipper. Thank goodness she didn't use her hand to scoop it out. Sometimes I'm really thankful that my kids hate to get messy...they must get that from me!

Bauman Farms
This was our first year going to Bauman Farms. Last year we went to an Easter Egg Hunt in Wilsonville and we were pretty disappointed with the goodies inside of the eggs. Although, what should we expect when the egg hunt was FREE! This year we decided it would be nice to pay the $3 a child in order to get more exciting prizes. Well, as it turns out, we didn't win any big prizes and the little trinkets the kids did get weren't any more exciting than the ones they got last year...for free! Plus, they didn't put out enough eggs for all of the little kids.

Before the egg hunt began, Brayden and Grandma Boley found a fun (& fast) slide to go down!
It's a good thing that Grandma Boley is so small...Chris and I probably would have gotten stuck in the middle of the slide!
Sienna was sick and pretty much worn out before the Easter Egg Hunt even started!
Let the craziness begin!
After the egg hunt, we headed inside for doughnuts and ice cream! Grandma Boley bought Brayden this huge marionberry ice cream cone...he would have eaten the whole thing if we hadn't stopped him! He definitely takes after his daddy! Sienna doesn't have a sweet tooth (she takes after me) and was happy with just one bite of doughnut.
Easter Morning
On Easter morning, Sienna decided to sleep in for the first time in over 2 weeks (and she hasn't slept in since)! Poor Brayden wasn't allowed to see what the Easter Bunny had brought until after Sienna woke up. So, he was banished to the office to watch tv (I know...it's a rough life!). Around 8am, Sienna finally woke up and the kids got to check out their Easter baskets. And yes, I realized after it was too late that Sienna is wearing her Santa Claus pajamas...whoops!!! ;)
Then they got to hunt down all of the Easter eggs that the Easter Bunny hid around the house! To my surprise, they had more fun hunting Easter eggs than they did playing with their Christmas presents on Christmas morning!!!

Ok, I'm not sure what is going on with this picture...no matter what I do to it, blogger keeps posting it sideways, so I give up! After the kids found all of the eggs, they opened them up to find tons of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Eggs. YUM! For the first time ever, they were each allowed 2 pieces of chocolate for breakfast!!!!
Easter Brunch in Eugene
Here is the one and only picture taken with our camera at Easter brunch with my family. Both kids were all about sitting on Grandma Macnab's lap and reading Easter cards. Luckily they were well behaved and sat in their own chairs until after Grandma had eaten!


The Elliotts said...

Great update! The kids are growing up! Looks like a lot of fun...and your weekend sounds tiring, that's for sure! :-) I hope this weekend is much slower!!