I had decided not to do a post about our Easter day, thinking it would be just the same as last year's Easter post and the year before and the year before.....brunch, an egg hunt, confetti eggs, family pictures, yada, yada. I changed my mind. It occurred to me that the yada yada, that is, the family traditions, are a big part of what make a family get-together so special. As my grandkids get older the activities and traditions are bound to change, just as some are bound to stay the same and I want to remember each of them for the special occasions that they are.
So, here for another year is the yada yada.
A pre-brunch piano seranade from the little girls.
A delicious brunch and lots of help with the cooking.
The kids table with everyone rushing through their meal so they can get to the fun stuff.
Hunting for Easter eggs.
Jared, who is 11, opted to help the little kids find eggs instead of hunting for eggs himself this year.
Beck was, at first, not quite sure what to think about the egg hunting activity.
It didn't take him long to decide to get in on the action.
Next came the kid's favorite, the confetti eggs. It seems to be great fun to get a chance to pummel your brother, sister, cousin, mom, dad, or even grandmom with a colored egg shell filled with confetti.
I failed to get a picture but the kids did a great job, with rakes and bags, of cleaning up the remnants of six dozen confetti eggs.
Never perfect, but always fun....a picture of all my grandkids.
This year we even got a picture of all of my kids and their families together.
Yes, it is the same ol' yada yada, and I hope it stays that way for lots of years to come