Let's hear it for Easter! Woo. (Did you feel my enthusiasm?) I told Tyler on Sunday that I was pretty sure Easter was one of my least favorite holidays, which, yes, seems kinda sacriligeous. I do enjoy the time to think about Christ's ressurection and all, it's more the bunny business that I get fed up with. And holidays that last forever (like a week of preperation and party-ing) have a way of turning me off. Well, except Christmas because that's supposed to take forever to get things all together, but Easter? C'MON! We celebrated a joint St. Patrick's/Easter/March birthday party with the Barlows a week before Easter (which is very efficient and multi-tasky of us.) It was fun to have everyone over to our house, but I wasn't really feeling too much better from my attack of the CRUD, so I didn't bust out the camera for that party. Later in the week our great friends, the Petersen family, decided to escape the snow and visit us for a few days of Spring Break. They got here Thursday and we dyed Easter eggs:
We all really enjoyed the nice weather and great conversations during the Petersen's visit. We pretty much hung out Thursday night (Tyler got Amy up to speed on the Big Foot addiction he's developped). Friday we went to the park and had a water fight and then the adults went to Grand Luxe Cafe. It was a great time for all of us; crazy at times with 7 kids under the age of 8, but they all played really well and there was no drama. Of course, I made a couple trips to Target that week to fix some of the Easter Bunny's previous shopping mistakes and to finish up some necessary purchases for the rest of the weekend's events (to follow in the next phase installments on the blog!) Boing! Boing! Bounce, Bounce.