Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter 2009

Of course there's no pictures. You would think out of three adults somebody would think to bring a camera....but no it didn't happen.

We started out the day before Easter with a fun-filled Family Day. My sister Judy and I took the eight kids (my four and her four grands) roller skating. The kids all love being together and had a great time. Judy's boyfriend Richard soon joined us and brought his son and another boy.

I hoped that everyone would be so tired from skating that they would all need a nice long afternoon nap. Ha ! Those folks were wound up like human yoyos.

So we left skating and went bowling. I think the only people who got tired at the bowling alley was the grownups. I know I was ready for a short nap at that point, but not the kids.

My next suggestion was a nearby park. Nothing like being out in the fresh air to tire a kid out. Right ?

Apparently not.

The funny thing about taking city kids to a park is what I like to call Grass Overload. It's just too much for their little minds to handle. They aren't used to all that green and all that fresh air. They were in a park where they could run and play. We had playground toys and there was tons of playground equipment. They mostly just stood around and looked at the other kids playing. Where did they want to play ?? In the parking lot, of course.

I just want to say that when I was a kid I loved playing in the grass. I loved (and still do) they way the grass feels between my toes.

We were probably there maybe an hour, before everyone started to complain about being "starving" and "so hungry they couldn't play". So we drove over to Cici's Pizza. Great way to feed kids... a pizza buffet. It's genius I tell ya. I wish I would have thought of it.

After they ate and played in the game room we drove to a little viewing area out by the airport and watched the airplanes land. Again the kids wanted to run and race on the gravel driveway. (but they wouldn't do it in the park...I'm still trying to work that one out in my head)

Then we headed home. Finally my kids were a little tired. I still had work to do, I had to boil eggs for coloring and finish assembling our Easter baskets. I'm pretty sure I didn't get to bed until way after midnight. I know Judy was up doing the same thing.

Easter Day was pretty quiet, the kids colored their eggs and I cooked dinner. A very simple end to a lovely weekend.

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