After church the kids were super excited to go and find their Easter baskets, but we were mean parents and made them eat some lunch first. ;) Finally the time came and they were able to go on their search. Usually we let the littles go first, but Ady insisted that the older boys get to go first this year (how sweet) and so they did. Branson found his basket behind one of our paintings on the floor in our basement.
Harry's basket ended up being hidden in the theater room closet!
Dawson found his basket hanging upstairs in the bathroom shower! Each of the boys got a remote control car, a well as some Easter Candy.
Adalynn's basket was hid in the mudroom on the shoe cabinet and under a black tarp. She ended up getting a new Marida Barbie and then also got playdough and candy. Jamis had gone down for his nap by this point and found his basket later in his froggy tent in his room. ;) He got a Teenage Mutan Ninja turtle stuffed animal and some playdough and candy.
Then after playing with their new toys in their baskets (the remote control cars were a huge hit) we had an Easter Egg hunt at our house where the Easter bunny took our hard boiled eggs we had painted the day before and hid them all over our yard. Then we took our plastic eggs up to Grandma's later and he hid those up there too! So the kids got two egg hunts in one day! They were pretty happy kids! We also had a big nice Easter dinner up at Mumsie's as well. I brought a ham, and then did a bean salad, green beans, cantaloupe and pie, and then Mumsie did scalloped potatoes, hot cross buns, and a chocolate pie. It was a wonderful feast!
Jamis was the first to find all his eggs and then spent the rest of his time playing basketball!
Adam was nice enough to help him reach the baskets!
Sure was a wonderful Easter! The rest of the night Adam tried helping Mumsie put in a new microwave above her stove since her old one broke. However, as he was trying to remove the old microwave he kneeled onto the stove and ended up falling through the stoves glass surface which shattered it to pieces. Adam's leg was really cut up, but luckily didn't need stitches, but did require lots of band-aids.
A look at the broken stove top. This was after I had taken most of the broken class out!
Needless to say Adam had to take a few hours off to heal up before attempting it again and felt terrible to break Mumsie's stove (her furnace went out, then her microwave, and so breaking her stove was just one more thing that needed replacing. Geeze!) Mumsie was really sweet about it though and Adam had another glass surface ordered by the next day for her. So all is well. He even got her microwave put in after hours of fiddling around with it (the old one didn't want to come out!) and so we ended up staying until about 10pm trying to get it in. Adam's amazing though and eventually figured it out, and the kids were just thrilled to get to stay up late watching Moana! :) We sure are blessed to have Mumsie in our lives and loved getting to spend Easter with her! She is a gift and a blessing to us!:)