Monday, April 13, 2009

Tradition

There really is something lovely about family traditions, isn't there?

Yesterday was our traditional Easter egg hunt at my in-laws house, that's really a church. (They live in the basement and the overhead florescent lighting is a nightmare for pictures. Sorry about the funky-ness.)

The men folk mostly stayed in front of the tv watching The Masters golf and sleeping.


We had an impromptu piano recital.


Lots and lots of food.


Then the kids were sent off to play, while the big people hid eggs. It was raining and cold outside so we had to do it indoors.



You never know where you'll find treats hiding!


Then the kids came back and started on the mad hunt! It was a ridiculous amount of candy.
My kids carried sacks from The Wal-Marts rather than baskets, because we're classy like that.


The Man and The Baby having some sort of serious conversation.


Too old to be hunting eggs, but not ready to give it up yet.


Hide and seek under the table.


I hope you had a great Easter!

33 comments:

Beadin By The Sea said...

These are great, Beki! I know you were sick, did you take these? If so, I'm glad you didn't have to miss out on all the fun!

number17cherrytreelane said...

I love the SMARTIES behind the ear!

Lori R said...

Hey, you're never too old to hunt for Easter eggs! I put quarters in them now, and let me tell you, they got pretty competitive this year!

thesixkents said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! We used to host annual Easter Egg hunts, but last 3 years I've been faaaaaar too tired + lazy. Maybe we'll pick it up again next year...
Happy Easter!

SleightGirl said...

You're never too old for an easter egg hunt...If I had kids they'd have to fight me for the eggs!

Laura said...

A Happy be lated Easter to you...And a blessed year ahead!

Scott, Joanna, Matthew said...

Great pictures Beki! Looks like LOTS of fun!

DolceBaci said...

Looks like everyone had a great time!

Allen and Debby Graber said...

Great pics! A couple of our pre-teens thought they were too young so we just had everyone do the hunt!

Allen and Debby Graber said...

Oops, I meant they thought they were too old - not too young.

gina said...

lol. the easter bunny had fun hiding stuff in crazy places at our house too. John watched the Masters- I watched The Dutchess. Good (but sad) film. And last- the wal mart bag idea is so GREEN which makes you all tres chic! ;)

Ruth said...

So much fun! I love the treats hiding behind the ear. Your kids are adorable!

Whimsical Creations said...

How fun!!

Vanessa and Company said...

What great pictures, especially the last one!

Christina said...

So fun! Memories of traditions and times together are so special...
Love the hiding places!

Michelle said...

Great pictures Beki. Thanks for sharing them. I especially enjoy the random hidden candy....it reminds me of something my husband would do.

I'm glad that you had a great Easter.

Sweet Nothings said...

Cute pictures! Your son is so funny with the eggs over his eyes! My husband would have done something like that at his age!

Brenda said...

It's sad when they out grow hunting for Easter eggs :(. It looks like they had so much fun! We sat on our porch and watched the neighbors 3 year old in their yard looking for eggs and it brought back great memories :)

Robynn's Ravings said...

We didn't get in on ANY Easter eggs hunts, participating, watching or otherwise. And listening to "Vegetable Car" and watching your dear funny family made me feel like I was right there and I'm all warm and fuzzy and giggling right now! Thank YOU! I'm gonna smile for awhile about this one today. What a darling pictorial. :) Funny families are the BBBEEEESSSTTTT!!!

Andrea said...

I love your post. Those are great photos! What a wonderful day!

Polka Dot Moon said...

Oh what fun!!!! Love the pics :)

cottoncolors said...

Great photos! Looks like a fun day!

cottoncolors said...

Great photos! Looks like a fun day!

YaYa's Funhouse said...

Great pics. Thanks for sharing. I will glad when the twins are old enough for all that fun!!
Looked like The Baby was very serious. Hope he didn't get into toooo much trouble. HA! He's a cutie pie...actually they all are.

Brandon said...

Great Pictures! Looks like a great Easter. I love the Smarties on that guy ear. It made me Laugh so. :)

Melissa

rentz said...

So fun. We used walmart bags too. We were too lazy to crawl up into the attic to get the real baskets.

kim* said...

what fun!

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

Linda

Brenda said...

Oh we have a hunt that's to similar! We even hid things on the heads of dads and hubbies! It was a good Easter...happy yours was too!

Jeanneoli said...

Sounds like a great day...and who could resist the egg eye picture???

Dawn said...

Those pictures made me smile -- thank you! And my family is classy like that too. :) Plastic bags, candy on the head -- it could've been an egg hunt with my parents! (There'd have to be a picture of my dad trying to work candy away from my kid though...he has a bigger sweet tooth than she does!)

Annie said...

These are wonderful! Thanks for the fun! Looks like your Easter was great!

nic said...

heehee...we do the plastic grocery bags, too. hope you're having a blast in LV. :)