Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Happy Easter

First, let me apologize for not getting these pictures up earlier. And secondly, I will apologize for the poor quality of the pictures. Unfortunately my camera had low batteries.... so any picture I took was between the camera turning off and on. Yes, Quincy's eyes are closed in half of them, Tyler's head is chopped off, and half of them are delayed behind the actual action moments, BUT you get the idea right?

Saturday morning we headed over to the church for our Ward's Pancake Breakfast/ Easter Egg Hunt. After we ate some pancakes, eggs, and fresh fruit we started the Easter Egg Hunt. Before hunting for the eggs, we colored an Easter egg picture and made an Easter egg bag. Quincy obviously had more fun looking and licking he stickers than actually decorating his bag, but at least I had fun, right? When we finished making our Easter bag we were told that the younger kids ages 0-3 were to "hunt" in the back of the church.

At this point Quincy really didn't know what was going on. When we were walking out the doors he heard a bunch of the older kids yelling (who were already outside scrambling to grab all the eggs they could, despite being told they were only allowed to get 10 eggs each). I guess since he heard everyone else yelling with excitement he thought he should yell too. It was funny because I know he didn't really have a clue what all the yelling was about, but of course he wasn't about to be the only one NOT yelling, so he joined in.

When we got outside to the designated area for the little kids to hunt eggs, a bunch of older kids were scooping them up as fast as they could. I had to yell at some of them to remind them, as they must have forgot, that these were for the little nursery kids. They apologized and put the eggs back. It wasn't much of a hunt, as the eggs were scattered all over the grass, but Quincy seemed to get the hang of it.

I thought it was interesting that all the older kids were hogging all the eggs, since the eggs didn't have candy in them. The original instruction was to get 10 empty plastic eggs, and then you went inside the church to receive your candy/goody bag. It didn't really matter how many eggs you got, as long as you had a few you still received a candy bag. I think Quincy ended up getting 12 eggs since the older kids starting throwing their eggs back on the grass. All in all, we had fun. I'm sure next year will be even more fun.

Sunday we invited our friends, Kim and Tyler, over for Easter dinner. I didn't feel up to making a ham or the usual Easter trimmings so I opted for Mediterranean Chicken, Twice baked Potatoes, and a Greek green salad. Everything turned out really yummy.

We are so thankful for good food, great friends, and our dear Savior who sacrificed his life for us so that we may live with our Father in Heaven again. Here's hoping that all of you had a wonderful Easter!


lindquist said...

Quincy is SMART! He totally looks like he got the hang of it, for sure! I guess it was the year or so of playing with the plastic easter eggs that really prepared him, huh?

lindquist said...

PS - your dinner looks tasty! I like it when you come home and cook for us!!!