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Easter Egg Hunt 2013

After breakfast we finally said, “Yes!” we can go out for the egg hunt now.  Most of the morning Matty had been running back and forth from the front door to outside by the pool yelling at us that he “found another one!” so out they went.  They were sweet enough to pause for me to get a photo, they just look so cute in their outfits!…. 🙂

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Easter Basket Bounty

About 10 minutes to 7, Davy came sneaking down the stairs with Matty close behind to hunt down their Easter Baskets.  Davy found his behind the piano and Matty found his behind the love seat.  They were super excited with their goodies and then overjoyed when Granny gave them each a basket as well.  I was delighted to see that there were Cadbury eggs, where as Andy was very disappointed to discover that there were no jelly beans!  Bad oversight on the Bunny’s part.

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Egg Hunt 2012

For Easter dinner, we had the whole family together…except for Matt.  The kids swam in the pool, we all ate dinner and stuffed our bellies, and then it was time for the egg hunt.  The boys hid in our room while all of the adults went outside and hid the eggs.  It was fun watching them run around and collect the eggs…all looking for the infamous golden egg.  Liam found the egg…next year we might have to have a few more….  🙂

I love this picture because Matty didn’t know that I was watching him and he was sneaking eggs out of Davy’s basket and putting them in his…

After the hunt, the boys just couldn’t resist digging into their eggs to see what kind of candy they had to eat…bring on the sugar. 🙂


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Easter Pictures of the boys 2012

How cute are our little love bugs posing for their Easter pictures….

  Happy Easter boys….


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Easter Morning 2012

So, it is bright and early Easter morning and Andy comes in the bedroom to wake me up….”They are up and in the man room, I can hear them.”  Sure enough, there they were standing in the man room, in the dark, holding one of the Easter baskets that they bunny had hidden in the house.  They were so excited.  It took Davy a while to find his, but eventually he did in our bath tub.  We brought both baskets into the living room and let them dive in….

I decided to use some of our fresh blueberries to make some muffins for Easter dinner before church.  Kids love muffins, and they are great for breakfast leftovers….

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A Beach Day With Our Cousins

Sarah and the boys are down visiting for spring break and Easter, so today (Good Friday) we decided to take them fishing on the pier at Anna Maria and then spend the day playing on the beach.   

We fished for about an hour, only two of the four poles were working and for whatever reason we only caught two fish.  The first one I caught with in seconds of tossing in my line, and the second one Charlie caught.  He was so proud.  The bravest of the five boys was Emmett.  He liked to pet the fish.

After fishing we decided to walk over to Two Scoops for some lunch.  We figured it would just be easier to eat lunch now and then not worry about having to bring them in off of the beach.  Hot dogs and ice cream all around!

I have to say this was one of the windiest days I have ever seen here.  The day was beautiful, but we laughed saying that if we didn’t get sunburned then we would definitely get wind burned.  Liam, Davy and Charlie surfed the waves for hours, while Matty and Emmett played in the surf and dug in the sand.

Sarah and I layed on the sheet, drank Malibu buckets from the Sandbar, and took turns chasing the boys back down the beach when they drifted off to far.

The last thing the boys did before we left was to all get together and dig a big hole.  We loved watching them play together….  Much love for them.  🙂

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Let’s Dye Easter Eggs

It’s the day before Easter, the weather is beautiful, and we are going to have a perfect relaxing Saturday.  We started the morning with a Starbucks run.  Afterwards, we came home and I cleaned the kitchen while my three guys swan in the pool.  A little later in the morning we ventured out again and took the boys to get their hair cut.  We are thinking that this will be the last cut until they go back to school in the fall, I do love to let it grow long and blond in the summer.  For lunch we went over to Keystone Korner.  It is a little mom and pop sandwich place out on Tarpon Springs road…and we loved it.  It’s that kind of place that just makes you feel home-grown and country.  You order your food inside and then head outside to eat at a picnic table under a large Oak tree while drinking a grape or orange soda.  After lunch, the boys took their naps and I boiled us some Easter eggs to get ready for dying!

Well, best laid plans…Davy woke up with a 101.6 fever and was crying because his stomach hurt.  I took him over to the Urgent Care around the corner and he tested positive for Strep and his chest x-ray showed the beginning signs of pneumonia.  He has been coughing for over a week, allergies (most everyone around here is), so we were just waiting for something stronger to set in.  We had planned on going to the Saturday night church service…but that’s out now.  One of these years we will make it to an Easter church service.

Courtney came over today, it was perfect timing because she was able to participate in our egg dying activity.  The boys have been looking forward to this all week and it was fun to watch Davy concentrate on the eggs to try to make the perfect.  Matty of course just wanted to dye his green.  He had fun taking them in and out of the egg dye.  The eggs turned out beautiful and I can’t wait to make some delicious egg salad in a few days.

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