Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Week Recap

 I kicked off our Easter week by heading over to Christian's school!!! I helped with his class' Easter egg hunt. 
I made these cute rice krispie treat bird's nests for Christian's class, with little chocolate eggs and then I put a little birdie peep on top of each one.

 It's always fun to see Christian in his "school element." He's such a good listener and very serious at school, but he has lots of friends.

Ryan took a few days off of work so he would be home for Christian's spring break, so we started our big shutter painting project. Oh what a project that turned out to be. It took all week.

On Saturday we headed over to our church for the first Easter Egg hunt of the season.
Christian was pretty intense about his egg hunting. Everyone one else was done hunting for eggs and Christian was still out there looking for more.
On Saturday we could finally declare our shutter project was done. As you can tell, we went with the original navy color. It was the simplest thing to do, although I still love the idea of a red door, but that's not going to happen for now.
Then it was time for Easter Sunday. You will notice that there are no pictures of me. I got some random virus on Saturday night and spent the next 48 hours dealing with a fever of 103. I almost wore a sweatshirt and jeans to church on Sunday morning. That's how bad I felt. Normally I would have just stayed home but I needed to teach Sunday School. Anyway, back to the picture above....our kids always go on a scavenger hunt to find their Easter basket. This year the clues were words instead of pictures, so Christian really had to do some reading.
I love it that all three of them sat right down on the floor and played with their stuff. Will was eating some of his snacks that he got, Christian was doing a word search and McKenna was coloring a picture.
This picture cracks me up....McKenna got a horn for her bike. Christian was not impressed.
We went a little overboard this year and surprised our kids with a second scavenger hunt. They had no idea what to expect.
Even Will had fun watching the big kids run around the yard looking for clues!

They got a little nervous when one of the clues led them to the birdhouse at the back of the yard. Ryan stuck the clue in the hole to the bird house and when the kids went to get it a bird was pecking at the clue.

The clues led them to the shed where they both found new bikes. I know, I know...complete over kill for Easter. But McKenna didn't have a bike and it was time for her to have one. She doesn't have another real holiday coming up until next Christmas, hence the big Easter.  She fell in love with this "Pinkalicous" bike because it has a carrier on the back for your baby doll, but I didn't get it for her for her birthday because they were impossible to find in stores and when I found one online it was over $100. But miracle of miracles...a few weeks ago I found the exact bike she wanted for $25 on Craigslist!! Score!
Christian still had a 16" bike that was too small, so he got a new 20" bike. It's a little big, but he's handling it just fine and he's so excited to have "real" brakes. The thing I appreciate about Christian is that he gets it that his bike was a big deal and he was sure to thank us over and over.
Here's a picture of just the boys!!! I could just look at this picture all day long! I love them so much!! 

P.S. Do you see that fence behind the boys on the side of our yard??? Well, our neighbors just got horses this weekend. Oh my word it's so exciting!!! Their names are Twister and Shadow!! So fun to literally have horses in our backyard! And the best part is, we don't have to take care of them!!


Katy said...

Horses in your backyard!!! That is the coolest!!! Love all the pics - can't believe how.big will is getting :)

Millicent said...

cute pictures!! Oh my--Natalie is going to be so excited when I tell her about the horses!!!