Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Easter Weekend

Okay, when I was little, for Easter, we would always go to Copperton Park on Saturday morning for an Easter Egg Hunt. I remember it being the most marvelous thing ever. So, I couldn't wait to take my own kids to the infamous Copperton Park Easter Egg Hunt. Turns out, it was a great memory for me, but nothing like I remembered...does that make sense? It wasn't the most organized event, and it was nothing like I remembered. I have been thinking about it lately, and I've decided that I hold the memory so close, because it reminds me of my Grandpa, and he's been gone now for 7 1/2 years. So, I've decided that while my kids did enjoy it, it wasn't this huge nastalgic (I'm sure that's mispelled) moment for me. So, I've decided to cherish my own memories and let my kids make their own, whether it includes the Copperton Park Easter Egg Hunt, or not. Anyways, here are some pictures.
After the Copperton Easter Egg Hunt, we went to a Uptown Downs (the local chapter of the Downs Syndrome support group - don't know the technical name) Easter Egg Hunt with Kenny and Cherice. For those of you who don't know, their daughter, my niece, Kinlee, has Downs Syndrome. The kids had fun. How can you not have fun while searching for candy? Here is a family picture from there...
Haley just hung out sucking her thumb all day long! She was so good! It was funny, cause I got her a summer hat and she loved it. She didn't cry at all when it was on. All winter, everytime I tried to put a hat on her, she would freak out! She's gonna be a sunshine girl! Yea!
Jake was all about finding eggs. He is a candy-aholic like you wouldn't believe! This is definately his holiday. At the Copperton Egg Hunt, each kid could find 3 eggs. The eggs were empty (of candy) but some had slips of paper in them that you would exchange for a dollar. When you turned in your 3 empty eggs, they would give each kid 3 large size candy bars, and then any dollars for slips of paper. Jake had 2 slips of paper, so came out with $2 and 3 candy bars. When he got his dollars, he was jumping up and down, and Cherice and I laughed that the caption for the picture should be " I gotta dollar, I gotta dollar, I gotta dollar hey hey hey hey". This picture is of him standing in line to turn in his eggs. I think at this point he was nervous there would be no candy involved! Oh, Jake picked the biggest Easter Basket! He didn't care that there was pink on it! Smart kid!
Kyle is a sweet boy...at times. At the Uptown Downs Hunt, he was too worried about staying with Daxton (Daxton didn't feel the same) that he only found 3 eggs. Jake and Kristin probably had at least 10 each. I kept telling him not to worry about Daxton, but to just find eggs, but he was too worried that Daxton was running off. I think before the race, someone told him and Daxton to stay together (not during the race, but while they were waiting for it to start) and he took it literal, so he only got 3 eggs...poor, sweet kid!

Here is Kristin and Kinlee making little bunny sacks.

Carrie and Hannah also hung out with us for the morning! It sure was fun!

Here is a picture of cousins and friends the morning of the hunt.From Left to Right: Kristin, Madi, neighbor girl, McCall, Kyle, Daxton, Jake

Okay, one last picture. It's of Kristin. There's just something so cute about little girls holding dandelions. It won't be long until she's wanting roses!

4 comments:

NASA said...

Children's Place shirts? Noah and Josh have the red and white one! What a fun Easter! It poured here...but the Christian Church still had the Eggstravaganza which was so fun! You kids sure are cute...I can't wait to see them!!

jen said...

Me too! Do you know when you're coming yet?

SFNielsens said...

My boys have the blue ones! That's funny:) Love the pictures Jen. I'm constantly amazed at how grown up they are. I came across a picture of all of us at the Blue Angels. Remember that? Our boys were so little and cute. Now they're all big and handsome!

jen said...

I would love to see that picture! Of course I remember! Amazing how time flies, huh?