April 6, 2010

Easter 2010

“On this Easter weekend, let us hold fast to those aspirations we hold in common as brothers and sisters, as members of the same family — the family of man.  While we worship in different ways, we also remember the shared spirit of humanity that inhabits us all — Jews and Christians, Muslims and Hindus, believers and nonbelievers alike.”
- President Barack Obama, April 4th, 2010

Our Easter was truly fantastic. We had a full day planned, but it was full of food, family, fun, and frolicking! We met family at Sweet Tomatoes for brunch. The girls had gotten new Easter dresses from Granny and Papa, which they wanted to wear. They were so adorable.

After brunch, we went to Gramma and Grandpa's house to get their first Easter baskets of the day.  Then we were on our way to the AIR unEaster picnic!  On the way, Robotson asked me if the Easter Bunny was real or just a person that came to our house.  So close!  The EB didn't visit us this year.  We were barely home and there just wasn't any time.  Poor guy wasn't even missed.

The picnic was a fabulous!  We had hoped to get a pavilion, but our group didn't arrive early enough.  We ended up at a couple of picnic tables under a canopy of trees.  The shade and the breeze were perfect since it was a sunny 85 degrees.  We had a really nice turnout, around 30 people, plus a dog.  Some of us set up on blankets under the trees, and others sat around the tables for lunch.  After we ate, the kids played in the trees and ran up the path to the playground.  They were in for a big surprise though as one of our guests brought their pet rabbits for them to pet and cuddle!  The bunnies were such a big hit, everyone who walked by stopped to admire them.

Next to where we were situated was a small hill that was shaded by trees on both sides.  So after we were done eating, we cleared off a table and some of the teenagers did face painting for the little ones (and some of us adults too!)  While they were distracted, the other teens took the eggs for the hunt and sprinkled them all over the hill.  All of a sudden, we realized the kids had figured out there were eggs and were already gathering them up!  We handed out the baskets and let them go.  For as many eggs as we had, they were all snatched up really quickly!  Soon the kids were covered in chocolate and had covered the tables with jelly beans, stickers, and magic capsules.

Not long after, the kids were tiring and ready to go home.  We bid our farewells and headed home.  After we were settled, I brought out their Easter bags from us.  Along with the books, they each got things for the garden, a tshirt, and a chocolate bunny.  It was a wonderful end to a wonderful day.  

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