Words can't convey how good it is to have this guy close to home again. After a long stint in Nebraska, with deployments overseas, it's wonderful to have him stationed in California.
He brought his girlfriend and her son over for Easter. Since we had enough eggs filled for each child to find a dozen, with 6 left over, he hid 3 for her, and she hid 3 for him before we let the kids loose. It was very cute to watch the lovebirds.
Aren't they adorable?
We usually give Sam such a hard time about egg hunts, but he did well this year! He was not the last one hunting, and he did not stomp around muttering about how stupid this is. I think he's finally outgrown his egg hunt issues--just in time to enjoy it for a couple years before he's too old!
All my "hunters," lined up and ready to go.
I told the big kids they could not pick any eggs up off the ground until Hannah, Katie, and B had each gotten their dozen.
A rare shot of Josiah. He's usually pretty camera shy.
It was such fun to see Katie learn the concept of egg hunts this year. I love all the "firsts" that come along with adoption.
"Can we pick up the ones on the ground yet?"
Hannah was the first one to get to 12 eggs.
B brought along his bucket for hunting.
Once Katie and B had their 12, the bigger kids could pick up the harder ground eggs. And just like that, it was over! Egg hunts always seem to go so fast. I think it takes longer to fill them than to find them.
Are you familiar with Candy Tax? It's how we, as parents, get to teach our children about taxes. It's really a Life Skill when dad swoops in and appropriates a portion of your earnings. --At least, that's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
While I have you, Vistaprint has a deal going on personalized mugs through Friday. $5.99, plus FREE shipping for new customers. This would be a good time to start thinking Father's Day or End Of School Teacher Gifts.
Zach's girlfriend, H, took this picture. B fits right in around here, and does great running with the pack. After the novelty of the candy wore off, he spent some time out back with Josiah helping him ride a skateboard.
It was a nice, relaxed, low-key Easter.
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