Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Easter morning

The Easter bunny put our baskets in the family room.
Doug's basket was full of treats (even christmas oranges ordered from Amazon because they are his favorite...)
He also had a little card good for a trip he is taking with his friends this summer.
Mine had a few things of candy including my yearly monstrous bunny and the new Pirate Fairy movie.
Maddy  got a few treats, a Ninja turtle color wonder, the two ninja turtle figurines she didn't have yet, an ice cream Lego duplo set, the movie Frozen, and her little lamb (Lambia).
Abi had a couple of treats, Ariel lego set, Sofia the first figurine set, a Monster High movie, pencils, and her bunny. (Bunnia)
Abi and Maddy were so anxious to come downstairs but I made them wait for my mom and Doug.
The rest of the morning is captured on film, but mostly blurry. They were so excited they wouldn't stop moving!

Maddy's reaction to Frozen was the best. She picked it up, said, "WHAT!?!?", smiled,
then started giggling...

My mom ended up buying them each a little gift and then doing a scavenger hunt for them. 
Here is Abi with the first clue....
When she finally found her prize: 
a little Lego set

Maddy got a Ninja Turtle movie
It was a wonderful morning and relazing, fun day.
The girls didn't get Easter dresses this year... but I don't think they noticed. 

Coloring Eggs

We had so much fun decorating Easter eggs this year.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Second Easter egg hunt

We drove the hour back to my parents house for our second egg hunt.
It felt very different because there were hardly any kids.
I have two nieces and five nephews on the King side. One is on a mission, one was working, two were living out of state, and one was at a friend's party. So it was Mckenna, Matthew, and our girls. Felt so crazy.
Mckenna is so adorable and so good with kids and kept our girls entertained by being silly...
My mom had us do resurrection eggs before heading out to hunt for eggs.
Every year my sister Steph and her husband Dan bring a golden egg that has money in it. 
We haven't been to many of the egg hunts but usually one of the older teenage cousins is able to find these eggs first. 
But, since there weren't as many kids, our girls had a better chance of finding the eggs.
Abi was SO excited to find a golden egg after I had told her about them. 
She opened it up.
And... cheese puff.
She was so confused. And then uncle Dan told her there were some fakes and then one real gold one and one real silver. So she was on a quest to find the real one.

Maddy and Matthew searching..

That's a lot of eggs!
Then it happened. Abi found a golden egg.
She nervously opened it hoping to not find another cheese puff.
She was not disappointed!
She got ten dollars.
Soon after Dan gave us hints about the silver egg because no one had found it. We all started looking. And Maddy found it! She got five dollars.
We went inside and looked through all the eggs. Maddy liked the cheese puffs so Uncle Dan gave her the huge container of them.
McKenna being silly again.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

First Easter Egg Hunt

The Saturday before Easter was really busy. Both sides of our families decided to do the hunt on that day. The Van Wagenen get together was in the morning and the King hunt in the afternoon.
We left early to drive the hour to Doug's parents house...
But it turned out that I had the time wrong. And we got there an hour early. No one was there so we let ourselves into the back yard and played until Doug's mom got home.

I love how I caught Maddy like this right after she kicked the ball.
And Abi right after she hit the ball and then the next time she hit it...

And then there was this time I caught Maddy mid run completely off the ground.

Maddy liked Doug to shake the flowers off of this tree so she could pretend it was snow.

We swung on the swing for a long time..

Then when mom got home, the girls had a tea party...
whilst Doug and I hid the many, many eggs...
Then we helped out with the food and then soon everyone else started showing up.
Kassandra and Abi...
Lizzie with Abi's basket on her head...
The kids each had a color of egg to find and a partner that was older than them to help.
Lizzie and Taylor...
There were so many eggs that after a little while Doug and I got lazy. 
Strauss was the first to find the huge pile I hid under a frisbee.

Soon Abi also found the frisbee stash.

Abi shared the frisbee secret with Maddy...

A few of the eggs had candy and most of them had little papers that said bunny money and then they traded them in for little prizes she had for them. 
Maddy got this game...
Abi got this one...
Then we had to say goodbye to everyone and leave early to get back to my parents' house on time.