I love Easter time. It is when the weather turns warmer, the birds begin to sing and I can hear the frogs serenade me outside my window every night. It's also a time when school is out for a week and all the kiddos head home for Easter weekend. This year was no different and boy did I have some fun stuff planned. What I didn't have planned was that nasty tummy bug that got all of us (ugh...). However, we didn't let that keep us down for more than a day or two and we were back in business for a Fun Family Easter Weekend!
The original plan had been to dye eggs on Good Friday and have Holli's birthday party festivities on Saturday. Due to us being sick, we had to move everything to Saturday. NO PROBLEM! We waited until later in the afternoon (Thank you, Daylight Savings Time...) to boil the eggs and get the dye ready. In the meantime the kids got to play with sidewalk chalk and chase butterflies...
Sunday morning found us all rushing off to Easter Sunday church service and then back home for our Easter fish fry. Hubby always makes sure he has been fishing and has plenty of fish tucked away in the freezer just for Easter Sunday.
After lunch, the kids were ready to hunt some Easter eggs. This year we hid both boiled and plastic eggs. I decided that it would be fun to give each kid a specific color of plastic candy egg so they could look for their color without anyone else all the eggs up.
And, as if we weren't having enough fun already, Aunt Sarah bought 2 dozen Confetti Eggs for the kids (and adults...) to crack on each others' heads!
Because I knew that Sunday the picture taking would look like this...
It was a wonderful Easter; stomach virus, 17 people, chaos and all. Our BIG, FAT SOUTHERN FAMILY celebrated the resurrection of our Lord and that is what Easter is really about anyway. Family Fun is just a bonus. Christ First...Family Second.