And handmade minky elephants! They are the cutest things. The Easter Bunny has a sweet 11 year-old girl making these.Bridget got a huge coloring book. Can you see Brian on his hands and knees behind her? I think he's either taking a candy from Emil or feeding one to him.
Emil is obliging Grandma. He has two crowns - his hair is a natural fauxhawk.
After dinner we had a lonely egg hunt. We thought it would be fun for the three one-year-old boys to go find eggs, but my boys thought it would be fun to run down the street and make us chase them. Good thing Bridget stretched out before the hunt.
There goes Colin.
Daddy had to hold Emil on his shoulders.
Another favorite. Grandma was explaining to Colin that he has to hold her hand when they are walking together.
I know it looks like I'm blowing bubbles right in Colin's face, but he came over to me to investigate, then he tried to catch the bubbles in his mouth. (Yes, I'm a rumpled mess. See above where I was in the hot kitchen for four hours.)
Time for cake!
And we have a Birthday Boy to sing to! Ian was having his first birthday the next morning. :)
Haha! Look at that mesmerized face.
Ian is wondering what will happen when his Mommy gets to "three."
Colin is wondering why I gave him string to eat.
I declare Easter 2012 a success. Next year I will be more prepared with the food. I WILL. It was such a good dinner that it was worth it. The best part of the day was going downstairs with the kids to watch one of their movies while Brian and Grandma Peggy cleaned everything up. And that was not a joke - I think we used every dish and utensil and mixing bowl in my kitchen. Everything was sparkling when I came back upstairs. It really was wonderful to have everyone come to our house. Thanks, guys! Maybe next year the little boys will be more interested in hunting eggs.