Sunny Easter

In a surprising twist for an Easter weekend in the Pacific Northwest, we got as much sunshine as we could possibly want!  It was a glorious day for an Easter Egg Hunt at church on Saturday, where there was also a single-seater airplane for the kids to sit in and enjoy.

The Webmaster, whose dreams of being an Air Force pilot were permanently crushed as a teenager due to his colorblindness, cherishes great hopes that one of our kids may inherit his perfect vision (he is colorblind, but his vision is 20/15) and want to become a pilot.  Since Tad can’t join the military and Ane wants to be a pastry chef right now, his hopes are pinned on Rerun.  It might be a little early to hope too much – although if there was an X-wing available to fly, Rerun would totally go for it.

Back to the egg hunt!

Not much hunting involved, as you can see.  The kids, once they were turned loose, got a share of the spoils.

And the weather was nice enough to attempt a picture of the three kids.  The trick is getting Rerun to hold still.

The next morning, we were up bright and early to get some pictures in before church.  Ane was very ready to model her new dress – and her doll Susan was equally ready to model hers…

Getting Rerun to sit still for a picture nowadays is something of a challenge, and usually requires two adults and being satisfied with what you can get.

The Easter Bunny always comes to our house after church.  If he didn’t, we’d never get out the door in the morning.  And he did come!

Once we got home, I made each kid pose with their basket before they could take it apart.


Some people dealt with this better than others.

And there was a two-year-old who was very overdue for his nap, as you can see.

Once there had been a nap, there was a dinner up in Snohomish at Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa’s house, and then there was the annual egg hunt, with eggs filled with loose change by Great-Grandma, hidden by Auntie, and sought by Ane and Tad.

Rerun is still a little young for this, so he got some quality time with the iPod Touch instead.

But that was forgotten when the kids got a few more gifts, and he really enjoyed his present from Grandma and Gichan (I thought it came from Ressis and Oddball originally – oops) – a dinosaur coloring mat with washable crayons!

The kids came home with coins and candy and chocolate and presents and this very cool Bible that was given to all the families at church.

Christ is risen, and there are chocolate treats for the kids’ lunches today!  It was a wonderful Easter.

3 Responses to “Sunny Easter”

  1. Grandma
    April 9th, 2012 05:43

    A fun day, but the dino coloring placemat was from Grandma and Gichan, but it’s okay – Rerun knew!

  2. Nana
    April 9th, 2012 08:04

    Ane and the doll stole the show–cute shoes too! And I’ll have to get a copy of The Action Bible.

  3. Ressis
    April 9th, 2012 08:55

    Did Mom give your kids the presents from us?