Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

                                                                                                 We had a wonderful Easter 2011!  It started off with everyone sleeping in late except me.  Can I just say the one thing that's nice about your children getting older is that the Easter Bunny was very happy that he could go home after a long night.  Get a good night's sleep, wake up , have his morning coffee and then put out the Hyzy Easter Baskets!  It is tricky when the kids are 18 and 13 to figure out what to put in their baskets.  So they got things like body wash, deoderant and socks, but mostly candy.  Oh the candy!
I love a man-boy who will wear a good pair of Easter socks!
 I guess no matter how old they get, candy is always good.  I don't know why that surprises me, since as the baskets were being stuffed, there was - one candy for Brenna, one candy for Zack and "Ooohhh that's a good one" for mom!  I can't believe how grown up they are getting.  I mean look at Zack - he's almost as tall as his sister.  Wha-a-a-a-t!?

Cooper is helping with the egg hiding.
Hiding instead of hunting this year.

 We had a fabulous cul-de-sac outdoor lunch together.  I just love our cul-de-sac, it's exactly the kind of neighborhood I always imagined.  The adults hangout, talk, play washers, drink and generally enjoy themselves especially if the requisite Big Bucket O' Margaritas is busted out!  The kids run around eating too much candy, getting too tired, too dirty and too wound up.  Someone always cries and someone else makes them laugh and they all go at it again.  In the summer it's fire fly catching and outdoor movie night and glow in the dark bracelets.  We all yell at each other's kids, and tell parenting war stories that make you feel better and worse about yourself all at the same time.  I know people always "pooh-pooh" Hilary Clinton, but when she said "It takes a village"but she was damn right.  Even when you don't agree with parenting styles or advice - its' still nice to have it all and see how other people do it, how it works or doesn't work.  It just makes it all so much better with good friends!
So, the adults hid eggs and the kids hunted for eggs.  You are never too old to hunt for eggs when candy is involved.  The big kids helped the little kids and the adults rummaged through the candy... and it was GOOD!

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